I love this time of year. The trees are starting to turn colors and the air is just a little crisper. Fall is a great time of year, and all of the seasonal produce that comes into season makes my mouth water!
Apples, crisp delicious apples (pun intended) are finally in season. So I decided last weekend to make a fun simple recipe that turned out to be simply amazing: Salted Caramel Apple Turnovers. I love caramel on almost anything, but let’s face it, this time of year you start seeing the dipped caramel apples in Walmart right? So as I’m walking down the aisle, tempted to buy some delicious caramel apples, I think, why not create a recipe that marries a pastry, caramel and apples into a seasonal dish that will make you feel so good on a cool fall morning.
Walmart has the best produce around and a fantastic selection of apples. They even back up their produce with a 100% guarantee….I’m impressed. I head to the produce aisle with my little one and of course let her pick out the apples she wants. We’re making a treat and she (nor I) can wait to get home!
This recipe is super simple to make, you buy some puff pastry, slice some apples, and toss them with sugar and cinnamon and you have one tasty treat on your hands. The result was simple mouthwatering. The pastry nearly crumbles in your mouth as you eat it and the apples shine through the entire bite. I brought them into work on Monday and my co-workers destroyed them. Some put them in a toaster oven which made the entire office smell like apple turnovers. (ummm yum!)
There was just enough sugar on the apples to give them a slight sweetness. I sliced the apples very thinly so that they would cook in the oven the same time as the puff pastry. I used a mixture of green and red apples so that there was a slightly tart, sweet, mixed with a little salt to hit all the palate.
Lately, I’ve been finding myself shopping Walmart produce more and more. The quality, the selection, it’s fantastic. I’d encourage you to stop by your local Walmart and pick up some apples, their in season and oh so good. Check out the recipe below for some awesome apple turnovers which is sure to warm you through this holiday season.
- 2 sheets of puff pastry thawed
- 1 medium red and green apples sliced thinly
- 1 tbs of flour
- 1 tbs of cinnamon
- ⅓ cup of sugar
- ¼ tsp of salt
- ⅓ cup of dark brown sugar
- ½ cup of half and half
- ½ stick of butter
- ¼ tsp of salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Unfold puff pastry and use a rolling pin to gently smooth out. cut into 4 squares. Toss together thinly sliced apples and the rest of the ingredients. Add a few thinly sliced apples to each square, making sure you add both red and green apples. Fold in a triangular shape. Place on a sprayed pan and put into the oven for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile in a saucepan over medium heat put all ingredients for the sauce and allow to melt and marry. Once everything is melted allow to cook for 6 minutes. Take off the heat and allow to cool. Drizzle cooled caramel sauce over cooled or slightly warm turnovers.