Thursday, July 18, 2013

Apple Turnovers




The apple turnovers just like the one Regina makes in 'Once Upon A Time' :) If the dough still seems too soft after you've refrigerate, you should put it back in for another half an hour or so or else when you try to roll it out and work with it it will be very difficult.

Ingredients:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour 
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cold butter, divided
- 1/4 cup ice water

For the filling:
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons beaten egg
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoons water

Method:

1) In a small bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in 1/4 cup butter until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until a ball forms. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12-in. x 6-in. rectangle.
2) Cut remaining butter into thin slices. Starting at a short side of dough, arrange half of the butter slices over two-thirds of rectangle to within 1/2 in. of edges. Fold unbuttered third of dough over middle third. Fold remaining third over the middle, forming a 6-in. x 4-in. rectangle. Roll dough into a 12-in. x 6-in. rectangle.
3) Repeat steps of butter layering and dough folding, ending with a 6-in. x 4-in. rectangle. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 15 minutes. Roll dough into a 12-in. x 6-in. rectangle. Fold in half lengthwise and then widthwise. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 1 hour.
4) Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Add apples and lemon juice; toss to coat. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring often. Remove from the heat.
5) In a small bowl, combine egg and water. Roll dough into a 12-in. square; cut into four squares. Brush with half of the egg mixture. Spoon about 1/4 cup filling on half of each square; fold dough over filling. Press edges with a fork to seal. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with remaining egg mixture. With a sharp knife, cut three small slits in the top of each turnover.
6) Bake at 450°F for 17-22 minutes or until golden brown






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