Organic Apple Turnover Recipe

These apple turnovers are one of Cheyenne's pastry masterpieces that she has been making since she was a little girl! They are a treat to the eye and for the mouth. 
The mouth watering flakey crust and the warm sweet apples drizzled with a delicious icing... there is nothing like it.  Fire up the stove and put on a kettle of tea or get a hot mug of coffee and enjoy these tasty turnovers. They are worth every minute it takes to make them. 

This recipe makes only 4 turnovers so you may want to double the recipe. 

 1/2 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt 
 1/4 cup ice water

 1/3 cup Raw Sugar 
 1/2 tsp Organic Tapioca Flour or 2 teaspoons Organic Corn Starch
 1/8 teaspoon ground Organic Cinnamon
 2 Organic Apples(peeled and thinly sliced)
 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice

 2 tablespoons beaten Free-range Organic egg

 1-1/2 teaspoons water


(If desired)

 1 teaspoon water

Cut remaining butter into thin slices. Starting at a short side of the dough, arrange half of the butter slices over two-thirds of a rectangle to within 1/2 in. of edges. Fold the unbuttered third of dough over the 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.

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.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, tapioca flour or 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. 

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.

Bake at 450° for 17-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over turnovers. Serve warm. Yield: 4 servings.


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  1. Have you ever heard of the poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson called The Friendly Cow? My children are in the process of memorizing it and we had already decided at the end to make an apple tart which is mentioned in the poem. We will be using your recipe..thanks.

    1. I love Robert Louis Stevenson. I hope you enjoy these as much as we did! And good luck with the poem!

  2. Wow, these look fantastic! Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday!

  3. Oh these look so good! I am going to your house girl!


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