Monday, January 18, 2016


It has been every bit of chilly here in Indiana and I can't seem to get warm enough. I keep turning to hot beverages (I am a tad tea obsessed!), yummy desserts, and mashed potatoes to help me thaw out. There is just something about comfort food that truly makes my heart beat faster in the winter and these Apple Turnovers are definitely doing the trick. 

My husband and I are hooked on these apple turnovers as a little Sunday morning treat. The combination of a flaky croissant, vanilla frosting, and gooey apple & cinnamon filling, are just the extra motivation I need to crawl out of the covers.

Not only do they taste heavenly, they will leave your house smelling delightful and cozy.

2 medium apples – peeled, cored, sliced a bit and diced
2 Tablespoons butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg white
1 Tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 Package

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
3. Next, add the apples in the skillet and cook for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
4. Add brown sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and lemon juice.
5. Cook for about 3-4 minutes and stir stir sit until the sauce consistently becomes thickened and the apples are tender. 
6. Remove from heat and add in the vanilla.
7. While allowing the mixture to cook, unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface.
8. Using a semi-sharp knife, cut the pastry sheet into four equal squares.
9. Mix together the egg white and water in a small mixing bowl 
10. Brush the edges of the pastry squares with egg wash.
11. Now its time to fill these heavily pastries!!! 
11.5. Spoon 1/8 of the apple mixture into the center of one pastry square.
12. Diagonally, fold the pastry in half forming a triangle and pinch the edges together. 
      *Quick Tip: Using a fork to seal helps makes it so much easier
13. Bake at 400 degrees for 14-16 minutes depending on your oven. My oven is super cranky, so my time tends to vary. The important thing is to watch for the top to get puffy and nice and brown.
14. Once fully baked, remove the turnovers from the pan and place them on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes. 

1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. In a small bowl, combine milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla
2. Mix to a very smooth, yet thick consistency.
    *Quick Tip: Add more milk to think glaze, if necessary
3. Now the fun part, drizzle glaze over warm turnovers and serve. 

Hope you all enjoy these tasty treats as much as we do! 

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