Apple Cranberry Turn Overs

by angelika on February 18, 2013

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I love puff pastry desserts, for the ease of making and the delicious flaky buttery flavors. These are mini apple pies, baked to golden crispness in a puff pasty pillow. The best part? You can hold it in your hand and walk away with it. No plate and fork required. We love these for a special breakfast, but really they are good any time of day. The apple is complimented with dried cranberries and the tartness plays off the sweet of the apple beautifully. I think walnuts would be great too, maybe next time.

Defrost the puff pastry per instructions. I left mine at room temp for 2 hours. You can also defrost overnight in the fridge. Preheat the oven to 400.

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In a bowl add the orange juice and zest, then peel and dice the apple into the bowl of waiting juice, stirring often. ┬áThe juice helps prevent the apple from turning brown. I like the apple diced small, about 1/2″. No bigger than one inch though, or it will poke through the puff pastry. Once the apples are all diced add the flour, sugar and spices- including salt- to the apples and stir well. Mix in the cranberries.

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Roll out the puff pastry to about a 12″ square. You need to be pretty close to square or the pieces won’t fold over right. Divide the puff pastry into 4 equal squares. The fill each square with about 1/4 cup of filling. Brush egg wash on the bottom two sides, and fold the top over to seal. Crimp with a fork to seal. Repeat with the second sheet of puff pastry. Place the pastry on a parchment lined sheet tray, brush egg wash over top. Sprinkle with sugar, if you want. I like the sweet crunch it adds.

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Bake at 400 for 20 minutes, or until the pastry is golden. Serve warm or room temp. They will keep for 3 days in an airtight container.

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Apple Cranberry Turn Overs
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adapted from Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics.
Recipe type: dessert, breakfast
Serves: 8
  • i package frozen puff pastry
  • 3 apples, peeled and ½" dice
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • a few grates of a fresh nutmeg of ⅛ teaspoon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • juice of an orange
  • i egg- beaten for egg wash
  1. defrost the puff pastry per package instructions
  2. preheat the oven to 400┬║
  3. in a medium bowl, combine the orange juice with zest
  4. dice the apples into the bowl of juice and stir to coat
  5. add the cranberries, sugar, flour and spices and mix.
  6. roll the puff pastry out into a 12" square, then cut into 4 equal pieces.
  7. Put ¼ cup apple mixture into the center, then fold into a triangle.
  8. Use the egg to seal the edges, then crimp shut with a fork.
  9. Repeat with the remaining squares, and the second sheet of puff pastry.
  10. Place filled pasty on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  11. brush the top with egg wash, then sprinkle some sugar on top.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
  13. Serve warm or room temp.

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