Friday, October 3, 2008

Simple and Scrumptious Apple Turnovers


Fall is upon us and with the cooler temperatures- I feel like baking!  This is one of our favorite fall treats.  It is simple enough that I feel I can even make it during the week for a special addition to our dinners. 

Crust:  This is actually bisquit dough.  I find it quicker and easier than pie dough and it tastes just a good.

2 c flour                                                                                          

1Tablespoon baking powder

2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 c shortening, marg. or butter

2/3 c milk

Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt.  Cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Make a well in the center; add milk all at once. Stir just till dough clings together.

On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently 10 to 12 times.  Roll to 1/2 inch thickness.  Cut with a 3 inch bisquit cutter or cup.  Roll each bisquit into a 6-8 inch circle. Place about 1/4 cup of filling in the center. Fold in half seal edges. Cut vent slits on top of turnover.  Place on greased cookie sheet.  Bake 15-20 minutes in a 400 degree oven or until golden.


3 medium to large baking apples peeled, cored and chopped

4-6 teaspoons of sugar or more depending on tartness of apples (sorry not an exact measurement but I just eyeball it and taste it)

1/2-1 teaspoon of cinnamon (depending on how much you like cinnamon!)

pinch of nutmeg

Mix up these four ingredients in a bowl. Set aside until ready to fill the turnovers.

After the turnovers are done baking and have cooled slightly, I drizzle them with a thin cinnamon/vanilla frosting (I make it thin enough to drizzle but thicker than an icing so it doesn't just slide off the turnover).  Serve warm with a dallop of vanilla ice cream and a steaming cup of coffee.  MMMM!

Okay if you are really strapped for time I can give you an even simpler version!

Use refrigerated (store bought) bisquits (7-1/2 oz) roll them out as above.  For the filling use 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped, 1/2 cup applesauce, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, pinch of nutmeg.  Place a heaping Tablespoon on each circle and seal.  Instead of frosting brush tops of turnovers with butter, then sprinkle with a cinnamon/sugar mix.  Bake 400 degree oven 8-10 minutes or until golden.


  1. Oh my word...YUM. It's a good thing I don't have apples in the house or I would make these right now and totally blow whatever sham of a diet I am on. :)

  2. my sil shared something like this with my family a few years back and yes I make them every year around this time!
    Thanks for sharing, they are yummy!

  3. Sounds delicious! I love baking this time of year. I may just have to try this one!

  4. Sounds so delish! Especially right now as the cool fall sneaks in. :) Always makes me hungry for apple things. :)

  5. It's so simple! We may be having dessert one night this week. I have some leftover apples...


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