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Apple Turnovers

We visited my parents on Sunday and after we left their house, we drove further south to a small apple orchard. We used to visit this orchard when we lived closer. It’s my kind of orchard. The focus is on the important things – apples and cider! They keep bowls of washed apples so if you want to try out an apple before you buy some, you can. They also give out samples of their cider. I bought some cider, Golden Delicious apples, and Jonathan apples. Their prices are great and I paid $7.50 for a 1/2 bushel of Jonathan apples! These are first run apples, not pick-outs! Yipppeee!

1/2 Bushel of Jonathan Apples

I plan on making some turnovers soon with puff pastry. This time I made them with pie crust dough. I used the recipe from The Compassionate Cook Cookbook. For the filling, I used my family’s recipe for apple pie filling. I prebaked the filling for 30 minutes because the filling will not cook down enough if put directly into the turnovers. I rolled out the dough, cut it into squares, added the filling, and closed it by crimping the edges with a fork. I also made cuts on top for steam vents. I baked the turnovers for about 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

I gave Rob and my family the nicest looking turnovers (ones that were symmetrical and came to a point). I took the “runt” of the turnovers. I had mine with a glass of mulled cider (heat the cider, steep it with some Penzeys’ mulling spices, then strain it into your mug). The Fire King mug pictured is an estate sale find from last year. I love how some of the FK mugs start with a dark color on the bottom and fade to lighter shades towards the top.

Apple Turnover

I also wanted to mention a nifty site that just started up. It’s called Vegan Dinner and they want to try 365 new vegan meals in 365 days. They are off to a delicious start and I already have my eye on a recipe or two to try πŸ˜€ Be sure to check out the site!!!

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  • Bazu October 4, 2006, 12:57 pm

    Oh sweet- apple turnovers and mulled cider! I should go make some right now! Don’t worry, your “runt” cider still looks fabulous. Oh and I love the Vegan Dinner site- what a great idea.

  • vegandiva October 4, 2006, 2:19 pm

    Hi Bazu, thanks for the comment on my runt turnover πŸ™‚ For some reason, your comments keep getting held for approval. I have no idea why and it seems to be singling you out. I’ll see if I can fix it. I’m sorry about that. I’ll just keep manually approving them until it stops doing this.

  • Nikki October 4, 2006, 2:54 pm

    Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE apples? I think it’s a sickness. πŸ™‚

    Your turnover looks great! I was thinking of trying something with Crescent rolls (accidentally vegan!) as I’m afraid of puff pastry.

    That dinner site is really really cool…

  • johanna3 October 4, 2006, 3:45 pm

    yum, im drooling!

    thanks for the link!

  • Diann October 4, 2006, 4:49 pm

    Yummmmmm! And please take pics of the puff pastry goodies when you make those!

  • Midwest Vegan October 4, 2006, 8:12 pm

    Love the Vegan Dinner site. I also love your apple pies (runts and all) – they look great!

  • vicki October 5, 2006, 1:58 am

    i will check out that site, thanks for the tip! boy are we in sync — i just made some of Nava’s soup, went apple picking, and made apple turn-overs!! oh, and i whipped up some of your pumpkin seeds — we loved them! thanks for the toasting tips :o)

  • vegandiva October 5, 2006, 8:54 am

    Nikki, I’m with you on the love for apples. I just love this time of year and getting to visit all the apple orchards. I used to fear puff pastry too until recently. It’s not as scary as you think πŸ™‚

    Diann, You bet! I’ll definitely post pics when I make them.

    Vicki, Glad the pumpkin seeds turned out great. That’s too funny we’re on the same wavelength about three things no less! Great minds really do think alike πŸ˜€

  • udandi October 5, 2006, 1:56 pm

    That’s looks awesomely delicious!

    For my mom’s birthday, the whole family (siblings and kiddies) load up and go to the orchard and pumpkin farm to enjoy fall – it’s this weekend and I’m so excited!

  • Candi October 6, 2006, 1:16 am

    You made that turnover?! It looks so perfect!! Nice job! Yes, that mug is awesome!!!! I love the colors too!

  • vegandiva October 6, 2006, 1:13 pm

    Udandi, That sounds like a great weekend you have planned. I hope your mom had a wonderful birthday πŸ˜€ Good luck finding the perfect pumpkin!! πŸ™‚

    Candi, awww, thanks for the nice comments about my turnovers.

  • K October 8, 2006, 2:09 am

    Nice! And that is ONE HUGE BAG of apples. WOW!

    And leave it to you to have the “runt” of the “litter,” aw, that is sweet, Emmy…