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apple turnover


Another useful one for using up our Bramleys – and dead easy too if you cheat and buy the puff pastry (who doesn't these days?). I process and freeze our apples in the autumn so there are usually plenty in the freezer. You can also throw in some sultanas, raisins or whatever you like.


25g butter
3 medium Bramley apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
1 lemon, finely grated zest
375g puff pastry
75g golden caster sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp milk


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas 6. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the apple, lemon zest and 1 tbsp water. Cook gently, stirring, for 5 minutes, until the apples soften. Set aside.
2. On a lightly floured surface, roll the pastry out into a ½cm-thick rectangle. Use a sharp knife to trim any ragged edges then cut into 6 squares.
3. Place 1 tbsp apple in the middle of each square and sprinkle with 1½ tsp caster sugar. Brush the edges with water. Bring one corner over to the opposite one and press the edges together. Make a small hole in the top of each for the steam to escape. Transfer the turnovers to a large baking sheet lined with non-stick baking paper.
4. Mix the egg yolk and milk together and brush all over the pastries to glaze. Sprinkle over the remaining sugar and bake for about 20 minutes until puffed and golden. The filling will be hot, so leave for a few minutes before eating – with cream or ice cream – or cool on a wire rack and eat cold.


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