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Apple Turnovers with Caramel Icing

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I love apple turnovers.  I think I love them more than apple pie!  You get that nice and flaky puff pastry encasing sweet and tender apples mingled with spicy cinnamon.  Hello fall, I love you!  I created this simple apple turnovers with caramel icing using frozen puff pastry and fresh apples for the filling.  To top it all off, I chose a sweet caramel icing.  Sure you could do a regular old vanilla icing, but the caramel icing was delish!  I must say, I was quite pleased with the results.

Start by cooking some apple slices with the lemon juice in a skillet until they start to soften. Add the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and cook for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in 1 Tbsp butter until melted. Allow mixture to cool.

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Once mixture is cooled preheat oven to 375 degrees. Open puff pastry and cut each sheet into 4 squares. Place a spoonful of the cooled apple mixture on half of each square. Fold over each half of the square sealing edges, creating a rectangle. Cut 3 slits on the top of each pastry.

Place pastries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cook at 375 for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly while you prepare the icing. In a small sauce pan, melt the remaining 2 Tbsp butter. Add the brown sugar and milk to the melted butter. Cook over medium low heat for 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla and powdered sugar until icing is smooth. Drizzle over cooked turnovers.

Here is what you need to make the
Apple Turnovers with Caramel Icing

  • FROZEN PUFFED PASTRY
  • MEDIUM APPLES (I USED GALA)
  • LEMON JUICE
  • BROWN SUGAR
  • CINNAMON
  • NUTMEG
  • BUTTER
  • BROWN SUGAR
  • MILK
  • POWDERED SUGAR

Apple Turnovers with Caramel Icing

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Ingredients
  

  • 1 17.3 oz pkg frozen puffed pastry, thawed according to pkg directions
  • 4 medium apples - peeled cored, and thinly sliced (I used gala)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 dashes of nutmeg
  • 3 Tbsp butter divided
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a skillet, cook the apple slices with the lemon juice until they start to soften.
  • Add the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and cook for 8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and mix in 1 Tbsp butter until melted. Allow mixture to cool.
  • Once mixture is cooled preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Open puff pastry and cut each sheet into 4 squares.
  • Place a spoonful of the cooled apple mixture on half of each square.
  • Fold over each half of the square sealing edges, creating a rectangle. Cut 3 slits on the top of each pastry.
  • Place pastries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cook at 375 for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly while you prepare the icing.
  • In a small sauce pan, melt the remaining 2 Tbsp butter.
  • Add the brown sugar and milk to the melted butter. Cook over medium low heat for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla and powdered sugar until icing is smooth. Drizzle over cooked turnovers. Makes 8.

Notes

To warm leftovers, place a turnover on a plate and microwave for 10 seconds.
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Recipe inspired by Bettina’s Blog.

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