Jules of Someone’s in the Kitchen selected Flaky Apple Turnovers for the TWD Bakers to try out. Please visit her blog to see the life in her food, the food in her life, her life in food!
I was very hesitant about baking this recipe. I have no skills whatsoever in baking pie dough unfortunately. I forged ahead and came out with some pretty good looking pie dough if I do say so myself – and I just did! I should have taken a picture because you could see spotches of butter rolled out in the dough. Cool. And that’s about the extent of my success with this recipe this week. The End.
HAH – just joshing with you! (About ‘The End’, not about my success.) When I rolled the dough out and tried to lift the cutouts onto my silpat sheet, the dough kind of stuck to the wax paper. Not pretty. Then I added about 1 T of the apple filling and dotted it with butter. It looked pretty okay at this point. Until I noticed that some of the sweet apple juice was leaking all over. And when I tried to close the apple turnovers and the dough kind of stretched and ripped in places. And then I tried to patch it up with the leftover dough and then it really wasn’t looking too pretty.
O, well. So it didn’t look pretty, actually I took a picture of the 2 prettiest ones and they don’t look half bad. I only baked half the dough (the other half is still in the refrigerator). And out of the half dough that I baked, I froze 2 of the turnovers and they are the best looking ones. I’m releasing the bad ones at work tomorrow to my co-workers – HAH! Take that for laying me off! Not that I’m bitter about it or anything…
I ate the ugliest looking one and boy, did it taste GOOD! That is the best tasting dough I’ve had and the apple filling was nice, soft, and just the right amount of sweetness. I used a granny smith and a braeburn apple mixture. Love it! Can’t wait to roll out the rest of the dough for this! I have to take some to my mom too, she’s going to love it!
Check out the rest of the TWD Bakers to see how wondrous their Flaky Apple Turnovers turned out, you’ll be amazed!
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Flaky Apple Turnovers