Friday, September 18, 2009

Recipe: Apple + Smoked Gouda Turnovers

You can't really go wrong with puff pastry. It's easy to work with, forgiving of mistakes and just bakes up beautifully. Oh, and it has a lot of fat.

I've been stuffing puff pastry of late with in season local apples, smoked gouda and some spices for a savory turnover. Really very easy, and an elegant addition to a party....

Apple + Smoked Gouda Turnovers
makes 2 dozen

2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
3 apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/4lb smoked Gouda, diced
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1T all-purpose flour
dash of cayenne
chili powder for garnish
small bowl of water

-preheat oven to 400˚F
-combine apples, lemon juice, Gouda, flour and cayenne in large bowl and mix to coat
-cut puff pastry into squares, 12 for each sheet
-place teaspoon full of apple filling (more if it will fit!) on to your puff pastry squares
-dab fingers in water and run along 2 edges of the puff pastry square (this will help sela the edges)
-fold into a triangle over the filling and crimp edges
-repeat until all are folded
-place on a baking sheet and dust tops with chili powder
-bake at 400˚F for about 15-20 minutes or until turnovers are golden brown and flaky

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