There are these apple pies you get at McDonald’s. I am not fond of their burgers, but the kids want to go there all the time for the kid’s meal, not for the nuggets but for the toy that comes with it. It is really frustrating, to say the least. Anytime we go to a mall, the kids scream for McD. I always say a “no” or put a timeline when they can have it again, but the HD always gives in to their requirements. So now, I try to not get any close to their outlet. 😀
OK, coming back to the apple pie, if there is something I love of their’s, then it is the pie. Crunchy puff pastry filled with hot cinnamony apple… so much deliciousness! I recently learned that “hand pies” are also called “turnovers”, but Google also tells me that that turnovers are sweet and hand pies are savory, though both are bite sized portions and are made with puff pastry covering. So I decided to keep both the names. 😉 Whatever the term is, these are just too delicious and difficult to resist. I had it at the mild sweetness of the apples but if you like them more sweet, then do serve with a dusting of icing sugar, and even better, with a scoop of ice cream! But since it’s winter, let’s just have it warm, with our hand and a tissue below it, so that the apple filling does not ooze out and spoil our outfit! 😉 Off to the recipe…
Apple Turnovers/ Hand Pies
- 300 gm puff pastry
- 2 apples cored and chopped
- 10 gm butter
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp lime juice
- Milk for brushing
- Combine apples, butter, sugar and cinnamon and cook on low flame till the apples become soft but still holds shape.
- Squeeze in the lime juice and allow to cool completely.
- Thaw puff pastry as per pack instruction.
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- On a floured surface, flatten up the puff pastry and cut into four squares. Spoon in some of the apple mixture and fold the pastry, closing at the edges tightly.
- Transfer to the baking tray, brush well with milk.
- Bake for 30 minutes or till golden brown. Have warm.
This dessert is mildly sweet. You may dust with icing sugar before serving.
If you like a darker top, pass it through the grill option till it browns.