Easy Apple Turnovers

This is my go-to dessert when I’m hosting a dinner party. I’ll put them in the oven as soon as dinner is wrapping up. I like that you can prepare them in advance and make one for each person. They bake quickly are delicious served hot alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Recipe from Betty Crocker

Makes 4 individual turnovers.

4 medium apples, peeled and chopped

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

Egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water)

Heat oven to 400°F.

Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.

In 2-quart saucepan, heat apples, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; simmer about 5 minutes or until thickened and apples are tender. Set aside to cool slightly.

Sprinkle work surface lightly with flour. Roll out thawed puff pastry into 15-inch square. Cut into 4 smaller squares.

Brush each square with egg wash; spoon apple mixture onto center of each. Fold each in half diagonally to form a triangle; press edges together to seal. Use back of fork to crimp edges.

Transfer to cookie sheet; brush with egg wash. Use sharp knife to cut a few vents into each turnover.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden.

When I take these out of the oven I like to sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar.

Perfect cinnamon sugar ration = 1/4 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Serve warm alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream.