Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cinnamon Apple Turnovers

While it is not exactly apple season, I try to find some that will still fit the crunchy texture that I love in an apple. Usually the height of our local apple season starts around the end of August, and goes through the late fall. It is at that time that we can't get enough of these red gems. Right now I am loving an apple called Gala. We get them locally in our stores and they come from Washington State. What I did find is that they are native to New Zealand! They are sweet/tart and have a nice crunch. For salads, I love the Granny Smith apple. They hold up well and pair up well tossed with greens. And during the fall, I make apple pie a lot, my favorite being Northern Spy or Pippin! Once the weather gets better and the local apple harvest starts to wane, I don't make them as much. But I love anything with apples in it. Apples provide an excellent source of potassium. Every now and then we get a taste for a good apple pastry. This recipe is done from start to finish in about 30 minutes. It is surprisingly easy and make good snacks or dessert. You don't have to slave over making a crust because this recipe calls for a shortcut! I think this is super easy and will definitely curb your craving for an apple dessert. Use your favorite apple in this. I am using Galas now and they work quite well. The other thing about this is that you can really use as many biscuits as you need! If you don't want to make 10 turnovers, make 4-5 of them and make the rest as biscuits for your dinner. Or make just a couple and put them in your toaster oven to bake. (Saves on the electricity use and doesn't heat up your kitchen in the warmer weather!

Apple Cinnamon Turnovers
1 large tart apple, peeped and chopped
1/2 cup Mott's Natural sugar added
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
dash ground nutmeg
1 tube (7-1/2 ounces) Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons sugar
1. In a bowl, combine the apples, applesauce, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg.
2. Separate biscuits; roll out each in a 6-in. circle.
3. Place on greased baking sheets.
4. Place a heaping tablespoonful of apple mixture in the center of each.
5. Fold in half and pinch edges to seal.
6. Brush with butter. (I actually did not use butter, but brushed the tops with a little skim
7. Combine sugar and remaining cinnamon; sprinkle over tops.
8. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
9. Serve warm.
10. Yield: 10- servings.


  1. Oh my word I bet this was good!! I love that you used biscuits!!

  2. These look so yummy! I've never made turnovers. I would love to try and make these sometime!

  3. Linda, this is a terrific recipe. I LOVE apple turnovers (and just about apple anything, grins) but get all turned off by the idea of making the pastry. LOVING this shortcut. I can't keep up with all your recipes that I want to try!

  4. What a great, easy recipe! I love apples in my dishes too. I will eat them alone, but not the same. My favorite apple is one baked in some kind of sweet dough. Yum. Apples are also good fiber. :-)

  5. I love this - it looks so easy! My favorite apple to eat right now is the Empire. They are crisp and sweet!

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    This recipe looks great.


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