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.