went for a wonderful walk in the woods today.
It was cold ( -15 degrees C) but it was so sunny and we were protected
from the wind in the woods. I brought
along my mom’s dog Dexter and if truth be told, he spent more time in my
coat than he did walking, but he’s small so it didn’t matter. When we got home I made these Apple,
Cranberry and Cinnamon Turnovers, which were a perfect ending to a beautiful
Apple, Cranberry and Cinnamon Turnovers
apples (peel apples if desired)
puff pastry rolled into a 15 X 12 rectangle ½ cm thick (two rolls of store bought puff pastry)
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ cup dried cranberries
1 cup water
1/8 cup cold water
½ tbsp cornstarch
½ cup icing sugar
your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a
baking pan with parchment paper.
your apples if desired. Cut the apples
into eighths and chop into a one inch dice.
Place the apples, dried cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon and 1 cup of
water in a pot and cook over medium high heat for approximately 8-10
minutes until the apples become soft.
For the cornstarch slurry, in
a small bowl combine the 1/8 of a cup of cold water with the cornstarch. Mix well to eliminate lumps.
the apples from the heat and quickly stir in the cornstarch slurry. Stir until the apple mixture has
thickened. Set aside to cool.
a floured board roll the puff pastry into a 15 x 12 inch rectangle (1/2 cm
thick). Cut into 4 inch X 4 inch
squares. Place a heaping tablespoon of
filling in the center of the pastry square.
Fold the pastry into a triangle and press your fingertips firmly into
the edges to seal the pastry together (if the pastry will not stick together
you can use an egg wash brushed along the edges to help the pastry stick
together). Place on a baking pan spaced
Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Let cool and drizzle with some cinnamon icing if desired.
To make the cinnamon icing, sift your icing sugar into a small bowl. Add the cinnamon and add a very small amount of water to start (I normally add about 2 tsp at a time and add more depending on how thick or thin I want my icing).