Whitgift House's apple turnover recipe

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Our residents love to cook, especially sweet baked goods, so this week Whitgift House residents made apple turnovers.

The concept of fruit-filled pastry and portable pies is thousands of years old. While the Egyptians were the first great bread bakers, the Greeks upped the game to cakes and sweet doughs.

A printed recipe for “Apple Pasties to Fry” appears in England in 1753 and by 1874 a cookery book called these wonderfully tasty baked goods, turnovers.

Now in 2021, Whitgift House is proud to publish it's very own super quick and easy apple turnover recipe.

Ingredients:
Pre-made puff pastry
Cooking apples
Apple sauce
Milk / egg for grazing
Caster sugar

Directions:

  • Cut pastry into square
  • Spoon the apple sauce in the centre of the pastry
  • Place the 3 or 4 roughly cut peeled and sliced pieces of apple on top of the apple sauce
  • Fold-in the corners of the pastry, so all four corners meet at the top, covering the apples.
  • Glaze with either milk or egg-wash
  • Sprinkle the top of the turnover with caster sugar
  • Bake in the middle of the oven on gas mark 5 for 15/20 mins until golden brown
  • Let them cool or eat them hot with ice cream or cream!

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