Apple Turnovers

Apple turnovers warm from the oven.
After storing my new jars of Apple Pie Filling there was a lone quart with no place to go.  Awww....... So I thought I would make up a quick batch of apple turnovers for breakfast this morning.  Easy as pie, right!

Ingredients for Apple Turnovers:

1 pkg. frozen puff pastry
2 C. fruit filling
1 egg white
1 T. water + another 1 T. water
cinnamon and sugar
2 C. powdered sugar
1 T. soft butter
2-3 T. cream
1/4 t. vanilla

About 2 hours before you want to serve remove the 2 pieces of frozen puff pastry from the carton and lay them side by side on the counter to thaw for 40 minutes.   Prepare the baking sheet with parchment paper.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. for at least 15 minutes.  After the pastry has thawed, flour the work surface and each side of the dough and roll it just until smooth.  Cut the first square into quarters.  Wet the edge of half the square 1/2" wide with water.  Spoon a heaping tablespoon of filling into the center of each square, fold over, and crimp the edges with the tines of a fork to seal.  The water will help them seal.  Continue until all of the turnovers are shaped and sealed.

Mix the second tablespoon of water with the egg white and beat with a fork until frothy.  Use a dry pastry brush first to brush any excess flour from the tops of the turnovers.  Use a spatula and move them onto the prepared pans.  Use the same pastry brush to lightly coat the tops of the turnovers with the egg wash.  Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.  Bake for 18 minutes in the preheated oven until puffed and brown.

Remove the turnovers to a rack to cool while you prepare the glaze.  Mix the powdered sugar, butter, cream, and vanilla in a small bowl using an electric mixture.  Add additional cream until the glaze reaches the desired consistency and frost or drizzle over the warm pastries and serve warm or at room temperature.   Yield 8 large turnovers.

Note:  This only used 1/2 of my quart jar of apple pie filling so I just sealed it back and refrigerated for use later in the week.

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