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Easy Spiced Apple Turnovers for Bonfire Night

Course Pastry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Lucy Parissi

Ingredients

  • 6 medium apples like Cox or Royal Gala peeled and cubed
  • 100 g | 3.5oz dried cranberries finely diced
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 teabags Taylors Spiced Apple Tea
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • small cube unsalted butter
  • 2 packages ready rolled puff pastry
  • 1 egg lightly beaten with 1/2 tbsp water
  • a little Demerara sugar
  • 75 g | 3oz icing powdered sugar to glaze (optional)

Instructions

  • Peel, core and cut the apples into small cubes. Place in a small pot together with the sugar, lemon juice, the contents of two teabags of Spiced Apple tea and the butter.
  • Stir over low heat for 5 minutes until the apples are slightly softened. Drain and reserve any juices.
  • Transfer the apple filling to a bowl to cool, add the cranberries and flour and mix together.
  • Preheat the oven to 220C (430F). Line two heavy trays with baking paper.
  • Lay your puff pastry on your worktop and cut out large (11cm/4.3in) circles with a pastry cutter.
  • Place just under a tablespoon of filling in the centre of each pastry circle and use a brush to moisten the edges with the egg wash.
  • Fold the pastry over to create a crescent and press to seal. Use a fork to crimp the edges.
  • Transfer to the prepared trays, brush with the egg wash and sprinkle with a little Demerara sugar.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastry is golden.
  • If you like, mix the icing sugar with a little of the reserved apple juices until you have a pourable glaze and drizzle over the turnovers.