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Apple turnovers

A classic bakery treat.
apple turnovers

Flaky puff pastry encasing tender, sweet apples. A delightfully crispy treat, these apple turnovers are so easy to make and delicious served hot from the oven.

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1.Melt butter in a large frying pan over high heat; cook apple, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until browned lightly and tender.
2.Add maple syrup, sugar and mixed spice to apple; cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until the liquid boils and caramelises. Transfer apple mixture to a medium heatproof bowl; stir in sultanas and almonds. Cool for 20 minutes.
3.Meanwhile, preheat oven to 220°C/425°F. Grease a large oven tray; line with baking paper.
4.Cut two 12.5cm (5in) rounds from each pastry sheet. Place about ¼ cup of apple mixture in the centre of each round; brush pastry edges with a little egg. Fold pastry to enclose filling; firmly pinch corners of pastry edges. Place turnovers on tray; brush with remaining egg. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
5.Bake turnovers for 25 minutes or until browned lightly. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
6.Meanwhile, beat cream in a small bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
7.Just before serving, spoon cream over apple filling and dust with sifted icing sugar.

You can use a 400g can pie apple slices, chopped coarsely at step 1, if you like.


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