14 October 2013

Granny Smith Apple turnovers

So many delightfully delicious apple recipes are circulating about, 

and I just happen to have one that I would like to share with you all.

It is simple, sweet and perfect with a cup of coffee on a 

blustery, Autumn day.

So, a few weekends ago as the north wind blew and the rain came 

down I made a trip to our local market to gather some beautiful 

granny smith apples. 

Granny smith apples are such a firm, dense and tart apple and as you

know perfect for baking.  Their green skin is vibrant and attractive.

I could not resist taking a few photos of them.

It almost seemed a shame to peel them, such a gorgeous green. 

And here they are all warm and bubbly with just a little powdered

sugar glaze on them and a couple of little leaves made out of leftover

pie crust.  Just heavenly on this rainy and windy day.

Fresh Apple Turnovers-serves 6
~adapted from the Barefoot Contessa~


3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
3 granny smith apples
3 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
pinch sea-salt
1 sheet Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust
1 egg beaten & 1 tablespoon water for egg wash

Powdered Sugar Glaze-


1 tablespoon softened butter
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
4 tablespoons heavy cream

Directions For Turnovers:

In a medium size mixing bowl combine orange juice, sugar, flour,

cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt-set aside.

Peel, quarter and core apples, then cut into 3/4 inch chunks. 

Immediately toss into prepared mixture to prevent them from 

turning brown.  

Place a sheet of parchment paper on counter and lightly flour, 

remove pie crust from package and place on floured parchment 

paper, using rolling pin, roll pie crust to a 10x10 inch square.

Cut large square into 6 smaller squares and neatly place about 1/4 

cup of apple mixture on squares.  Fold the pastry over the apple

mixture and seal by pressing the edges with your fingers.  Transfer

to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.  Brush the top of each

turnover with egg wash.  Make 2 small slits on top of turnover and

bake for 25 minutes.  If they brown too quickly cover with 

aluminum foil.  Remove and cool about 10 minutes. Drizzle with

Powdered sugar glaze while warm.  Serve warm or at room 


Sweet, simple and perfect for Fall.

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  1. I love apple turnovers...these look great!

  2. They're gorgeous! My mouth is watering. :)

  3. Jemma, these look yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I love apple turnovers.
    Have a happy week!

  4. These look so yummy, Jemma! I'm going to pin the recipe and hope my hunger will lead my laziness to the kitchen.

  5. Oh my, your apple turnovers do look heavenly!!
    Mary Alice

  6. These certainly do look delicious! I love apples in baking, and they make such cozy desserts for fall :) Wendy

  7. Oh, yummy! These look so delish and I would really love to sink my tiny teeth into one right now.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. I wish I could reach through the computer screen and grab one...they look delicious...And thanks for the receipt...

  9. hi jemma,
    these cake looks delicious and makes my mouth watering!!!
    thanks for sharing the recipe!
    have a happy week,

  10. Okay how can you eat those and stay so slim first of all? They look soooooooooooooooooooooooo good! I have never made anything with the green apples - do they turn sweeter when baked? Have a good day.

  11. These look so good! And I could probably even make them without any sugar. It might be worth a try! I'm desperate for an apple dessert! heehee! Sweet hugs!

  12. It looks indeed perfect for fall. I love anything with apples.

  13. Oh WOWSERS, Jemma. Yummedy yum yum yum. Those look delectable.

    Thanks so much for all your visits. Love them! Susan

  14. Oh my, these look soooooooooooooooooooo good. I will definitely make some. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  15. I made a pie yesterday -- still trying to use up those I still have. More chips to the dehydrator today I think. These really turned out nicely and love your photos Jemma. :)

  16. Jemma these turnovers look delectable! I'd love to sample one with some nice hot tea.
    Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. Yummy photos!

  17. Jemma,
    Looks really yummy!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words about our Remodel......


  18. Those look wonderful! Charlie @ http://pickledokra.blogspot.com/

  19. These look so yummy, Jemma! I must try them soon.
    Thank you for stopping by and saying hello.
    Looks like I'm not the only one with two names on her blog. :)
    LOVE IT!
    Marcia aka MarCella :)
    Happy Thanksgiving.


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