Thursday, September 22

Caramel Apple Turnovers


Time needs to slow down. I have been thinking about it a lot recently, maybe it's because my youngest just celebrated another birthday, maybe it's because I have to go see a specialist for joint pain, or that I can't go out to eat without bringing antacids, or that my oldest son came home from school telling me his teacher told him he had to start wearing deodorant to school (dudes... my kid was the smelly one in class....)

Whatever the reason, I am so not ready for life to be moving at this warp speed.

Like seriously now, how is today the first day of fall? On one hand, I actually cried over the fact that we need to winterize the boat soon.... yet I am so thankful for fresh apples, and apply desserts.






These caramel apple turnovers are so easy to prepare, and worth every darn calorie in each buttery bite. I highly recommend you not only make them, but eat a lot of them along with your feelings about the cold weather creeping in... and your 9 year old buying his first stick of deodorant.

Caramel Apple Turnovers
Ingredients: 
1 sheet of puff pastry
4 cups of peeled, chopped apples
1 1/2 cups soft caramels, chopped
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs ground cinnamon
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1tsp water)
1 tbs raw sugar
1 tsp heavy cream

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

In a large mixing bowl, toss apples, 1 cup of the chopped caramel, lemon juice, cinnamon, sugar and flour. 

Roll pastry out until it is just about 1/8 of an inch thick. Cut into 6 squares. 

Place spoonfuls of the apple filling into the center of each pastry square. 
Fold edges of each over and crimp the sides closed. 

Brush with egg wash, and then sprinkling with raw sugar. 

Bake for about 15 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown all over. 

Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 15 minutes. 

Add the remaining caramels and a tsp of cream to a small microwave safe dish, and microwave in 15 second increments, stirring between each, just until it has all melted and smooth. 

Drizzle caramel over the top of each turnover, and serve with vanilla ice cream. 

Turnovers are best if eaten warm, as they cool the caramel will harden.
 
 

6 comments:

  1. I think about this too. Why can't things just slow down a bit? Though, I must admit that I think I have trouble slowing down... so a lot of it is my fault. Taking time for ourselves. Relaxing. Reading. Getting away from technology for a bit... I think that helps.

    What a great way to welcome in the new season. These turnovers look fabulous!

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  2. I'm right there with you - I think it's tough and timed gets thrown into perspective when a new school year starts. Fact: I would cry if I had to winterize my boat (if we had one) too. Can't time just stop or slow down during those sweetest moments? These turnovers look like the perfect pick me up, you do put your heart and soul into the recipes you share Carrie, and your photos are amazing. Remember that when you start feeling overwhelmed - or you're grabbing the little guy's Speed Stick. Sometimes it's those little things that put it all into perspective.

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  3. Caramel, apple and turnovers...IN THE SAME SENTENCE? Girl, you know the key to my HEART.

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  4. OMG THE SMELLY KID! AWWW - Send him with these turnovers to school and he'll be the POPULAR kid in no time!

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