Sunday, March 31, 2013

Five Spice Apple Turnovers

Finally made these apple turnovers with the balanced short-crust pastry :) Nowadays there are so many varieties of apple to choose from! It is not necessary to get Granny Smith for its tartness and crunchiness. I uses Royal Gala which has similar tartness, very crunchy which won't turn mushy after cooking and has additional sweetness too!

Five Spice Apple Fillings

Before baking...

After baking...

dust with some icing sugar and serve!

Apple Fillings
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 3 Royal Gala apples, peeled & diced
  • 15gm butter
  • 1.5 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp chinese five spice
  • short crust pastry
  • milk for glazing


  1. Mix the water, lemon juice, and cornstarch together in a small bowl until cornstarch is fully incorporated (no clumps). Add this mixture to the rest of the ingredients and mix all together. Heat a skillet on medium heat, and cook the apples for about 20-25 minutes or until the apples are as soft as you’d like them.
  2. Allow the apple preserves to cool to room temperature.
  3. Cut the puff pastry into 5 equal squares. Place some apple fillings onto each pastry square and fold over to form a rectangle. Use a fork to crimp the edges so that the pastry stays closed. Cut 2 or 3 slits over the top of of each pastry. Assemble the turnovers evenly on a lined baking sheet, glaze with milk and bake for 12-15 minutes at 200 deg cel. 

1 comment:

Baby Sumo said...

Homemade apple pies are the best!

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