Chai Spiced Apple Turnovers

Puff pastry encloses a filling of apples cooked until tender with a combination of aromatic spices, dries cranberries and walnuts. Baked to a golden perfection and drizzled with a spiced sugar mixture, these turnovers are out-of-this world!
  • thaw: 40 minutes
  • prep: 20 minutes
  • cook: 10 minutes
  • bake: 20 minutes
  • cool: 40 minutes
  • Serves: 6

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups sliced apple
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 each of a 17.3-ounce package Puff Pastry Sheets(1 sheet), thawed
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Beat the egg and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl with a fork. 

  2. Heat the butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat.  Add the apples and cook for 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the cranberries, walnuts, sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon cardamom, the ginger, nutmeg and salt.  Remove the skillet from the heat.  Let the apple mixture cool for 30 minutes.

  3. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface.  Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface.  Roll the pastry sheet into a 10x15-inch rectangle.  Cut the pastry into 6 (5-inch) squares.

  4. Spoon about 1/3 cup apple mixture in the center of each pastry.  Brush the edges of the pastries with the egg mixture.  Fold the pastry in half over the filling to form a triangle.  Crimp the edges with a fork to seal.  Brush the filled pastries with the egg mixture.  Using a sharp knife, cut a small slit in the top of each pastry.  Place the pastries onto the baking sheet.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Let the pastries cool on the baking sheet on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

  6. Stir the confectioners' sugar, remaining water, cinnamon, cardamom and the vanilla extract in a small bowl.  Drizzle the sugar mixture over the pastries.

  7. Recipe Note: Parchment paper keeps the pastry from sticking to the baking sheet and also makes for easier cleanup. If you don't have parchment paper, you can spray the baking sheet with cooking spray instead. However, cooking spray may cause the bottoms of the pastries to brown more quickly, so begin checking for doneness 5 minutes early.

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