Friday, June 18, 2010

winter apples

It has been another busy week in our home, so no time for blogging. Lots of real work, lots of kids to play, a hospital check up, lots of park visits and a zoo trip in there too. Today we decided to have a quiet afternoon and make some apple turnovers before picking Bella up from school.

I haven't made these since I was a kid - but we had a stack of apples, and thought it was a nice easy activity for Lucy to help with.

Apple Turnovers

Mix together
2 large granny smith apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
a handful of dry cranberries
a handful of walnuts
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
lemon zest

Make Egg Wash
1 lightly beaten egg
1 tsp milk 

Cut your puff pastry into triangles, place a couple of spoonfuls onto each triangle, brush around edge with egg wash, and fold to close. Crimp around the edges with a fork to seal. Brush the tops of your apple turnovers with the remaining egg wash, then cut a couple of small vents in the tops.

Place your pastries on a baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes (or until golden) at 200C. Allow to cool before serving.

A couple of snaps from our day at the zoo yesterday. My youngest nephew, Alex, and Lucy Tiger hunting...

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Yummmmm! I love Apple turnovers. We've got just three apples on a spindly espaliered tree this year, but I can't wait to cook them up!

  2. it really is the weather for comforting baked desserts isn't it - hope it was enjoyed. Have a lovely weekend

  3. Excuse me but where's the photo of the finished turnovers ???? !!! x

  4. Sorry Glennie! We got a little sidetracked!

  5. Oh yum! You're always so good with your baking.