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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Simple Apple Turnovers

I really do love desserts. Desserts can be so very tasty, but again, like most things you have to have them in moderation.

Recently, a group of us went on a camping trip and I had volunteered to have picnic items for our trip. I decided to make some Fried Chicken, Pesto Pasta and this recipe for Apple Turnovers. Remember, you want to have a great meal that will keep well while you are on the road. When we go to the camp site, it was great to have this simple meal after finishing with the tent and have the camp site set up.

1 16 oz can apple filling
2 packages of pie crusts
1 small cup of water
2 eggs (for egg wash)
1 tsp water (for egg wash)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

First, open one can of apple pie filling into a bowl. Place off to the side.

Follow the instructions with the pie crusts, allowing them to come to room temperature. Once at room temperature, unwrap and allow to set. If you buy the prepared pie crust, each contains 2 pie crust. This is perfect as you can make 8 turnovers.

With the crust open, you can start to cut the circumference into a large square. Place the excess pieces off to the side. Once a square is made, cut into fours. Notice that I have moved each and prepared them for filling of each.


Seal each turnover with water. Add the filling to each of the cut out squares. With a little water, slide one side of each. Turn over the dough over the filling. Seal with corner with the excess dough. You can do this with the fork and punch a hole into the turnover.

In a small bowl. add the sugar and cinnamon together. With a fork, mix well making sure that the cinnamon is incorporated well with the sugar. Place off to the side.


Scramble the eggs and add the small amount of water to the eggs. With a brush over each of the turnovers. Sprinkle each of the turnovers with the cinnamon sugar. Don't worry if you have leftover cinnamon sugar. This mixture keeps well and is great to use when you make sugar cookies, french toast or other such desserts.

Notice, this yields about 16 turnovers. Allow to  bake until a golden brown (for about 20 - 30 minutes). You don't want to over cook as it may become rather dry. Take out of the oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.

Serve this hot or allow to cool before packing into a container. Just as I did for our camping trip. This was a great treat to have during our trip as it was not terribly sweet and much more tasty especially with the Fall Season!

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