Recipe: Caramel Apple Turnovers

apple_turnoversLooking for a fun fall recipe to make with your kiddos? Mama Tania of Love Big, Bake Often shares her go-to recipe for caramel apple turnovers, and we must admit -- these delicious pastries are going on our short list for upcoming weekend treats!

Caramel Apple Turnovers
Makes 4 turnovers

-1 sheet puff pastry (I like using Trader Joe’s brand, they come in the perfect square)
-1 ½ apples, peeled and chopped in small chunks
-4 soft caramels, unwrapped
-1 tsp sugar
-½ tsp ground cinnamon
-1 egg – for egg washing the pastry

1. Preheat oven to 400 deg. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or butter lightly.
2. Thaw sheet of puff pastry until flexible, and cut into four equal squares.
3. Whisk egg until well blended. Set aside.
4. Peel and chop apples into small chunks, approx ½ inch.
5. In a bowl, sprinkle apples with sugar and cinnamon.
6. Chop caramels into smaller pieces. Set aside.
7. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat the puff pastry squares with the egg wash – making sure to get all the edges (this will help with the sealing of the turnovers)
8. Spoon approx 1 ½ to 2 tbsp of apple filling onto each square. Top with chopped up caramels.
9. Gently fold over the puff pastry to make a nice triangle. Press the edges together firmly and using the prongs of a fork, give them a little extra seal. This also makes the edges look pretty.
10. Place turnovers onto baking sheet, giving them room to bake evenly.
11. Brush filled turnovers with more egg wash; this will give them that beautiful golden finish.
12. Bake at 400 deg for approx 15 minutes, until golden and beautiful.
13. Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes. Enjoy while warm. Be careful as the delicious caramel filling may still be quite warm.

Tania Stenzel is a proud SAHM to two wonderful boys, Jakob and Aiden, wife to an incredible army man, Jason, and lover of all things baked. Learn more about Tania (and her delicious recipes) over on her blog, Love Big, Bake Often.

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