Recipe

Apple turnovers

A classic bakery treat.

  • 45 mins cooking
  • Makes 6
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A delightfully crispy treat, these apple turnovers are so easy to make and delicious served hot from the oven.
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Ingredients

Apple turnovers
  • 50 grams butter
  • 3 medium apples (450g), peeled, cored, chopped coarsely
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon mixed spice
  • ¼ cup (40g) sultanas
  • ¼ cup (35g) slivered almonds
  • 3 sheets puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly
  • 300 ml thickened cream
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar

Method

Apple turnovers
  • 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.

Notes

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

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