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Flaky Apple Turnovers


This week's Tuesdays With Dorie baking challenge is Dorie's Flaky Apple Turnovers, chosen by Julie of Someone’s in the Kitchen (who has the recipe within her blog). I really liked this recipe - probably my favorite of all the September recipes chosen for TWD. The dough was flaky, buttery and so good all on its own. I would think any filling you decide to use will compliment the dough well. For this recipe, the filling was apple... a great choice with fall upon us!

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The recipe starts out by making a dough using sour cream, sugar, flour, salt and 3 sticks of butter (how could this dough possibly taste bad?!). The dough is pretty soft so it must chill and firm up for at least an hour. Meanwhile, we all helped out by preparing the chopped apples that would serve as our filling. The filling consists of chopped Granny Smith apples, flour, sugar and cinnamon.



Once our dough was chilled long enough to firm up and handle, we rolled it out and used a large flower shaped cookie cutter. This worked out well and helped in sealing the edges perfectly. As a result of using this cutter, the turnovers had a great shape to them as well.


Dorie's recipe called for filling each piece of dough with the filling and adding some bits of chilled butter. We omitted the butter from the filling since the dough had enough butter as it is. It worked out fine and we even saved ourselves from a few calories!


Once we filled each piece of dough and sealed them, they were brushed with an egg wash and sprinkled with raw sugar to give it a nice sparkle.


We really liked this recipe and I plan on using this dough again. I look forward to experimenting with different fillings - fruit, chocolate, nuts, etc. The dough reminded me of puff pastry only it's much easier to make, work with and not as labor intensive. It puffs up perfectly, as a result of folding the butter laden dough a few times before it's chilled. I think I've found myself a new buttery dough to play with in the coming weeks!

11 comments

  1. I love the flower cookie cutter - it makes them look so unique.

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  2. I love the shape of your turnovers! They look like cute little leaves.

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  3. What awesome shaped turnovers! Glad you enjoyed.

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  4. Am I nutty or does the link provided go to a lime meringue recipe? I searched on that blog and didn't find any apple turnover recipes. Help! They look awesome!

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  5. MM - I double checked the link and it should be working now! :)

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  6. What fun shapes you used. And no fair that you had all that help!

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  7. Those are just adorable! Love the flower cutter. Nice view, btw. Love the lakefront. Thanks for baking with me!

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  8. How cute! The potential combinations are endless. Maybe something pumpkin and chocolate?

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  9. Now you've got me thinking about other shapes. Very creative.

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  10. Cute shapes. They look delicious.

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