Fall season is in full swing now and I hope all of you have been taking advantage. There are so many great fall activities to do with your family and friends. Going to your local pumpkin patch or going apple picking is a great family activity to do on a weekend when the kids are out of school and the whole family can spend some quality time together. I’ve found a great way to use apples in the fall is to make apple turnovers. What better way to use all those apples you pick with your family then to create a wonderful dessert for them! This apple turnover recipe is easy and simple enough that even your kids can help you make them. I was inspired by Hannah of House Vegan for this perfect fall weather dessert. Give this recipe a try this weekend.
- 2 medium apples (I suggest honeycrisp, fuji, or gala apples. This way you don’t need to add as much additional sugar since the fruit is already sweet.)
- ½ tsp of Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp of Ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp or 2 Stevia packets
- 1 lemon
- oil spray-coconut
- a fork
- 1 Vegan puff pastry (This recipe from veganbaking.net is a good option: ( http://www.veganbaking.net/recipes/pastries/puff-pastry) Or if you can find vegan puff pastry at your local grocery store that will work too.
- Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Roll out your prepared dough.
- Cut dough into squares. The size on this can vary depending if you want to create mini-turnovers for the kids or want more regular sized ones for adults.
- Wash apples and cut into small-diced pieces. Leave the skin for extra fiber.
- Place the cut apple pieces in a bowl and add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and stevia sugar. Next add the juice of one lemon (careful with the seeds).
- Now grab a spoonful of the apple mixture and spread it diagonally on one half of one of the puff pastry square. Fold the pastry sheet to cover the apple mixture. You can add a little bit of water on the edges of the pastry square for it to seal better.
- Then grab a fork and run it along the edges to secure the apple mixture inside the dough. Lastly, make some 1-2 small cuts at the top to allow some of the heat to go through.
- Line the triangles on a cookie sheet and spray them with the coconut oil spray. Place in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.
- Serve warm.