Without a doubt apple turnovers are on the top of the list for perfect year-round desserts. With its light, flaky deliciousness, and just the right amount of sweetness from the baked apples~ YUM!
Of all the versions for preparing apple turnovers, perhaps the easiest is using phyllo pastry. In the very near future I will post a recipe for the classic puff pastry turnover, until then, enjoy this simple treat I've prepared to share with you today!
Apple Turnovers with Phyllo Pastry
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes
For apple turnovers you will need:
2 teaspoons orange zest
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into ¼-inch dice
4 tablespoons white sugar
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoons AP flour
8 sheets of phyllo pastry
4-5 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium bowl combine zest, orange juice, lemon juice and apples. Toss around and add sugar, spices and flour. In a large pan over medium heat, cook apples with 2 tablespoons butter for approximately 10 minutes.
Melt remaining tablespoons of butter. Take one sheet of phyllo pastry and brush with melted butter. Fold in half (vertical) and brush again. On one edge place about 1½ tablespoons of apple mixture. Fold in the form of a triangle, as if it were a flag. Brush once again with butter. Repeat seven more times.
Let the turnovers bake for 10 minutes, or until nice and golden. Let cool completely and dust with icing sugar.