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All-American Apple Turnovers

 

Treat your kids to this rich and scrumptious dessert that will make them eager to help you the next time you go to make them!
132

Yield

10

servings

Prep

90

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

110

min

Low Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sodium-Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
3 large apples
(ab. 1-1//2 lbs) peeled cut diced 1/4 inch (3 cups)
*
½ cup apple cider
or unsweetened apple juice
*
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
fresh
1 pinch salt
*
¼ cup apple butter
unsweetened
*
2 tablespoons currants
(optional)
1 teaspoon lemon zest
finely grated
4 teaspoons cinnamon
(optional)
1 pinch cloves
ground
*
1 pinch allspice
ground
*

Directions

(Use favorite pastry) These turnovers are best with at least two varieties of firm cooking apples, such as Granny Smith, Jonathan, Winesap & Golden Delicious, for differences in texture and acidity. Sweet spices optional.

Melt butter in a lg nonreactive skillet over mod. high heat. Add 2 cup of diced apples & cook, stirring frequently, 'til they begin to color, ab.5 min. Stir in cider, sugar, lemon ju & salt; reduce heat to mod. & cook 'til the liquid is reduced & the apples appear almost dry but still retain their shape, about 5 min. longer. Remove skillet from heat & stir in apple butter, currants, lemon zest, cinnamon, cloves & allspice, along w remaining 1 cup of raw chopped apple. Transfer apple mixture to a medium bowl & refrigerate, uncovered, until cooled completely.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the pastry dough to an 18x20 inch rectangle, 1/16th inch thick. Using a 6 inch plate or bowl as a guide, cut out eight, 6 inch rounds as close together as possible. Gather and reroll the dough scraps, then cut out 2 additional rounds.

Spoon the cooled apple filling on the lower half of each of the rounds. Lightly moisten the edges of the rounds with water and fold the dough over the filling to form semicircular turnovers. Press down on the edges to seal, first with your fingers, then with the tines of a fork. Using back of a small knife, press into sealed edges at ½-inch intervals to create a scalloped effect. Transfer turnovers to a heavy baking sheet & refrigerate at least 15 min.

Preheat oven to 425℉ (220℃). Brush turnovers w egg wash. Using a sharp knife, cut 2 small slits in top of each turnover to vent steam. 5. Bake turnovers in mid. of oven for 10 min. Move them to the upper rack & bake for 8 to 10 min. longer, or 'til pastry is a deep golden brown and filling begins to bubble. Let cool on rack. Makes 10.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 9g (0.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 3265% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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