All-American Apple Turnovers - The Perfect Winter Warmer

By: kaazoom
With winter on its way, what could be better than warming yourself up with these delicious apple turnover or perhaps a "brown bag" French Apple Pie might be more to your linking. Two treats you wont want to resist!

All-American Apple Turnovers

All you need is:

2 tb Unsalted butter
3 lg Apples (ab. 1-1//2 lbs);
-peeled,cored & cut i
( 3cups)
1/2 c Apple cider or unsweetened
--- apple juice
2 tb Sugar
2 ts Fresh lemon juice
1 pn Salt
1/4 c Unsweetened apple butter
2 tb Dried currants (optional)
1 ts Lemon zest; finely grated
1/4 ts Cinnamon (optional)
1 pn Ground cloves; (optional)
1 pn Ground allspice; (optional)

(Use favorite pastry) These turnovers are best with at least two varieties Sweet spices optional. 1. Melt butter in a lg nonreactive skillet over mod. high heat. Add 2 c of Transfer apple mixture to a med. bowl & refrigerate,uncovered, till cooled 2. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the pastry dough to an 18x20 Spoon the cooled apple filling on the lower half of each of the rounds. Lightly moisten the edges of the rounds with with milk.

Transfer turnovers to a heavy baking sheet & refrigerate at least 15 min. 4 Using a sharp knife, cut 2 small slits in top of each turnover to vent steam, Makes 10.

"Brown Bag" French Apple Pie


1 1/2 c All-Purpose Flour
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 c Shortening
5 tb ICE Water
8 c Apples [peeled & sliced]
1/4 c Granulated Sugar
2 tb All-Purpose Flour
1/2 ts Nutmeg, Ground
2 tb Lemon Juice
1 ts Cinnamon, Ground


1/2 c Granulated Sugar
1/2 c All-Purpose Flour
1/3 c Butter
1 lg Paper Bag

Vanilla Ice Cream

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

To make the pie: 1) Combine the first measure of flour, salt and shortening using a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, then stir
in the water a little at a time, using a fork, and form the dough into a ball.

2) Roll out the pastry dough on a lightly floured board. Roll to an 11" or 12" diameter and fit into a 9" pie pan fluting the edges.

3) Combine the sugar, the second measure of flour, the cinnamon, the nutmeg and the lemon juice in a large bowl then toss the apple slices in the mixture and arrange them in the pie crust. To make the topping:

4) Combine the sugar and flour in a bowl and cut in
the butter using a pastry cutter then sprinkle the topping over the apple filling.

5) Place the pie in the LARGE paper bag and place the paper bag on a baking sheet and loosely fold the open end of the bag under. Bake until the apples are tender (50-60 minutes).

6) Carefully remove the pie from the bag ~ CAUTION: WATCH OUT FOR THE STEAM COMING OUT OF THE BAG!

7) Serve warm with generous portions of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
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