Turnovers – Apple or Nutella

In France, you’ll find them under the name “Chaussons aux pommes.” That’s where I fell in love with this sweet puff pastry filled with applesauce. It is so simple and yet so delicious. The puff pastry is a versatile medium too! For a slightly more decadent treat, fill them with Nutella instead of Apples. Bonus, its easy to make for up to 9 people and looks fancy enough to impress anyone. Serve it as dessert or enjoy it for breakfast!

Recipe:

Apple Turnover

2 golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cubed (I don’t like to use additional sugar so I use a sweet apple)

1/4 cup raisins

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup water

1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed

1 egg, beaten

Superfine sugar

  1. Preheat your oven to 350˚F.
  2. In a small saucepan combine apples, raisins, cinnamon and water.
  3. Bring to a boil, then cover and cook over medium-low heat for 12 minutes or until apples are tender.
  4. Gently mash the apples with the back of a fork, until you’ve reached desired consistency. Let it cool.
  5. Meanwhile, flour your counter and unfold the two sheets of puff pastry. Layer one over the other and roll them out until you have a 15-by-15-in square.
  6. Cut them into 9 5-in squares.
  7. Place 1 generous tbsp of your applesauce mixture in the center of each square.
  8. With a pastry brush, coat the edges of the squares of puff pastry with the egg wash. Fold them in a triangular shape and pinch the edges shut.
  9. Using a fork, crimp the edges to seal them properly.
  10. With the tip of a knife slice 3 small slits into the top of the pastry. Brush the whole top with egg wash and sprinkle with superfine sugar.
  11. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate them for 15 minutes until firm.
  12. Bake them for 25-30, rotating them once in between.
  13. Let cool for at least 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutella Turnover:

Nutella

1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed

1 egg, beaten

Superfine sugar

  1. Preheat your oven to 350˚F.
  2. Flour your counter and unfold the two sheets of puff pastry. Layer one over the other and roll them out until you have a 15-by-15-in square.
  3. Cut them into 9 5-in squares.
  4. Place 1 generous tbsp of Nutella in the center of each square.
  5. With a pastry brush, coat the edges of the squares of puff pastry with the egg wash. Fold them in a triangular shape and pinch the edges shut.
  6. Using a fork, crimp the edges to seal them properly.
  7. With the tip of a knife slice 3 small slits into the top of the pastry. Brush the whole top with egg wash and sprinkle with superfine sugar.
  8. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate them for 15 minutes until firm.
  9. Bake them for 25-30, rotating them once in between.
  10. Let cool for at least 15 minutes. Enjoy!

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