October 06, 2021

Apple Turnovers

Recipe:

Apple turnovers are just the simplest and best way to welcome the fall season.  Incredibly flaky when prepared with puff pastry, and so sweet and delicious when filled with apples and a hint of cinnamon.  Top everything with a generous drizzle of sweet glaze and this pastry will be such a treat for any occasion.  Let's get started! 

Supplies:

 Ingredients: 

Filling:

  • 4-5 apples diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2.5 grams cornstarch 
  • 55 grams brown sugar - 1/4 cup packed
  • 15 grams butter - 1 Tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Zest of half a lemon 
  • Pinch of salt
Egg-wash:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
Glaze:
      • 80 grams powered sugar - 3/4 cup
      • 1.5 Tablespoon heavy cream - little more may be needed
      • Small splash of vanilla

      Directions:  

        1. Preheat The Gusto Wood Oven to 400°F - 204°C.  
        2. Peel, core and dice the apples into cubes.
        3. Place the butter in a preheated pan and allow to melt.
        4. Toss and coat the apples with the melted butter and sauté for about 5 minutes on medium heat.  
        5. Mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt, and sprinkle the mixture over the apples gently stirring everything together. 
        6. Add a little lemon zest as well as a small amount of juice of the lemon.  Stir together.  Allow the apples to cook for an additional 4-5 minutes.
        7. Once the apples have softened, sift in the cornstarch and cook for an additional minute or two.  Remove the apples from the heat and allow them to completely cool. 
        8. On a clean flour dusted work surface, roll out the puff pastry until it reaches the size of 11"x11" - 27.94 x 27.94cm.
        9. Cut each sheet into 4 squares, thus creating 8 turnovers.  
        10. Place the squares on a pan lined with parchment paper and transfer in the refrigerator (10 minutes) or freezer (5 minutes) in order to allow the butter in the dough to set.    
        11. For the egg wash, mix the egg yolk and heavy cream in a bowl.
        12. Remove the dough from the fridge and with an ice-cream scoop, place equal amounts of the apple mixture in the center of each square.  
        13. Brush the edges of the squares with egg wash, and fold the dough over the apples, forming a triangle.  
        14. Seal the edges of the turnovers with a fork, as shown in the video.  
        15. Cut three slits into the top of each apple turnover to allow steam to escape.  
        16. Place the turnovers back in the refrigerator for 25-30 minutes before baking in the oven.
        17. Check the internal temperature of the cooking chamber with the infrared thermometer and slide the pan inside the oven.
        18. Bake for about 20-22 minutes at 400°F -204°C.
        19. While the turnovers are baking, make the glaze.  Mix together the powered sugar, heavy cream and vanilla.  The glaze should be loose enough to drizzle over the turnovers.  Add more cream as needed.  Set aside.
        20. Once the turnovers are golden brown, remove from the oven and drizzle the top with the glaze.  So delicious when served with a hot cup of coffee or tea.  Enjoy!  
      Buon Appetito!

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