I must admit, it’s been a good few months since I’d last turned on my oven – this past summer/fall in San Diego has been really warm, and I just couldn’t imagine standing in the kitchen with an oven preheating! Fortunately, it’s cooled down quite a bit, and just in time for making some apple-based treats (and for Thanksgiving!).
These aren’t really shaped like your traditional turnovers, but I couldn’t really come with any better name so… turnovers it is.
I was originally planning on using pre-bought puff pastry, but it had been so long since I made my own that I decided to whip up a batch. I know puff pastry sounds intimidating, but ever since I found PastryGirl‘s Blitz Puff Pastry recipe, I’ve always been able to make it pretty successfully.
As you can see, they didn’t all turn out the same shape and size… The braided one on the very left was a bit experimental, hehe. I’m trying new shapes for breads and pastries, courtesy of this post.
For the filling, I adapted a sour cream apple pie recipe and filled the pastry dough. It turned out quite well – the sour cream custard added a nice smoothness to the pastry. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!