I am a big fan of apple pies and turnovers are super easy to make (especially when you have the phyllo dough on hand). I looked up the recipe from allrecipes.com and found this.
After reading the ingredients list, the only thing I must buy is the Granny Smith apples. No big deal~ I got changed and went to the nearest grocery store and got me some apples. As usual, I substitute and modified the recipe to suit my taste and the apple turnovers turned out delicious!
Here's what I did based on the original recipe:
1 small lime
2 cups water
4 Granny Smith Apples - peeled, cored, and diced
2 tbsp butter*
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 stick of cinnamon
1 tbsp cornstarch*
1 tbsp water*
1 package frozen phyllo dough sheets, thawed
* I don't have a measuring spoon so I used my best estimate
1. Squeeze the lime into the water in a small pot and add a pinch of salt. Add the diced apples in the solution.
2. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Drain water from apples and add them to the hot skillet. Cook and stir for about 2 minutes. Add the granulated sugar and cinnamon. Cook and stir for another 2 minutes. Stir together the cornstarch and 1 tbsp water. Pout into the skillet and bring to a boil. Cook for another minute or until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
4. Unfold phyllo dough sheets, cut them into squares / rectangles. Each of my wrappings has about 4-ply of the phyllo dough. Place turnover on a baking sheet. Spoon apples onto the center of each squares / rectangles. Brush egg wash onto the corners and fold. Press edges together to seal. Brush egg wash on the surface of the turnovers. Leave about 1 inch space between each turnover.
|my mom said: "if I knew you were using my eggs for egg wash,|
I would have give you a not-so-fresh egg."
geez... it's just an egg... mom...
Note: You can make them into pretty triangles but since mine are gonna get consumed immediately by people who don't really care about how they look, I didn't bother... lol... To make the turnovers into pretty triangles, you need to cut the dough sheets into pretty squares first... which is too much work for me on a Sunday night.
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven, until turnovers are puffed and lightly browned. Cool completely or enjoy immediately.