I'm generally a very "from scratch" kind of Cook, especially when it comes to baking. It may have something to do with my Super Mom/Martha Stewart delusion that says the harder you have to work on something, the better Mom it makes you. What? I did say I was delusional! Trust me with the second lil' one on the way, I'm trying really hard to switch to the "Work Smarter Not Harder" philosophy!
Anyway...This means that I tend to steer clear of what I call "cheater" recipes. You know, the quick and easy ones that call for some kind or another of condensed soup and usually a casserole dish. BUT, every once and awhile I come across a "cheater" recipe that is just too tempting to pass up, and so I want to share with you these...
Quick and Easy Apple Turnovers
They can be ready from start to finish in under 30 min. and are great for that "I slaved all day!"
impression if you are having company over in the morning for a brunch or around the holidays.
A box of Puff Pastry (2 sheets per box)
A can of Apple Pie Filling (I got 12 from 1 can)
All you have to do is unfold a thawed sheet of puff pastry and cut it into four squares like pictured below.
Next add a few of the canned apple slices (3-4), and a little of the "apple goo" to one corner of each square.
Top each apple pile with a dash of cinnamon, sprinkle of sugar, and "blob" of spread. (no measuring!)
|I used a pizza cutter to make cutting the pastry dough easier.|
Now just use your finger to dab a little water around the edge of the dough, fold the square into a triangle, and press to seal it up. You can use a fork to make it prettier if you'd like. Use a sharp knife to cut small air vents in the top of each triangle and pop them in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 min. That's it!
|Make clean-up easier by lining the cookie sheet with parchment paper to catch any "goo" that escapes.|
Let them cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!
I've made these twice now in the past month, and Ant can't stop saying how good they are.
Maybe it's time for me to rethink my stand on those "cheater" recipes after all!