Apple Turnovers

As I’ve hinted in my previous post, apple turnovers were next on the to-bake list.

Soo, we made some.

They turned out AMAZING! Very easy to make and perfect for chilly autumn nights like the ones we’re having here. They’re super crisp on the outside, chewy and flavorful inside!

The way they’re folded remind me of empanadas but you can fold them however you want.

PS. Seeing the leaves change into reds, oranges, and yellows is amazing! But soon it’ll all be over when snow starts falling and the cold sets in… *sigh*

Apple Turnovers

makes 8 turnovers

500g store-bought puff pastry

Filling:

1/2 cup butter, browned

5 apples, chopped into tiny cubes or bigger if you want

3/4 cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 egg

-Preheat oven to 200C.

-Slice the puff pastry into 8 pieces.

-Roll out puff pastry into rounds until about 1/8″ thick

-In a pan on high, melt butter.

-Add apples and let them cook with the butter. Add the sugar and heat until juices are released and boiling. Finally, add cinnamon and turn off the heat.

-Let the apples cool for a bit, around 10 minutes.

-Spoon a tablespoon and a half of filling onto rolled puff pastry, fold and crimp with a fork.

-Beat egg, and brush onto pastries.

-Bake for 15mins or until golden brown.

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First Fall

Hey everyone! First of all, I would like to apologize for the lack of updates. I came back to Switzerland on the last week of August but I haven’t been able to bake since I started my internship as well. Work life is extremely exhausting thus the lack of time to bake since I usually sleep or buy essentials during my days off.

But, I recently moved to a new place with a fellow Filipina, Nelma, who happens to work in the same place as I do. Best part is, she and her husband, Frankie cooks! I was and still am excited about this as I’ll be staying here for the next few months before moving back to school. Hopefully, I’ll be able to make more frequent updates.

Aside from that, this also happens to be my first fall/autumn, hence the title of the post. I only happen to be here between the last months of winter and spring but never during summer and fall.

When I moved in last week, I saw a huge bunch of apples being stored outside and it turns out that a friend of theirs harvested them and gave it. We have been thinking of what to make of them and settled on pies. Nelma wanted these apple turnovers you get from McDonalds which we will be making soon because I happen to like those too!

Also, one thing I love about grocery shopping here is finding ingredients or products that aren’t readily available back home. I could easily lose track of time going through isles and discovering something new and fascinating.

One such product is ready made puff pastry.

I know all of you out there must’ve used them a thousand times but this would be my first. That’s 2  firsts in this post, I just noticed. ;)

So today, we made an apple pie. Simple, yet oh so delicious. Crunchy from the puff pastry with soft and chewy baked apples and the apricot jam just goes really well with the apples.

Forgive me for the not so evenly arranged apples xD

Using the puff pastry as the crust, we simply cut the apples into thin slices, laid them out on the dough and baked it in the oven. Afterwards, we spread some apricot jam Frankie made a few weeks back with apricots given to him by his friend again. (How awesome is that to have friends give you kilos of fruit they harvested?!)

Apple Pie

1 (500g) store bought puff pastry

4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced thinly

1/2 cup apricot jam

Instructions:

-Preheat oven to 200C.

-Roll out puff pastry to fit an 8″ round.

-Lay out the sliced apples into whatever design you wish.

-Bake for 25-30 mins or until pastry is a nice golden brown.

-Meanwhile, heat apricot jam and spread over the apples after the pie cools a bit.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my update and hopefully you’ll hear from me soon. :)

Btw, any of you guys watch Top Chef Just Desserts? I normally don’t really watch Top Chef or the like but I really look forward to each new episode since it’s all about desserts! ^^