Apple Picking

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Every year we head up to north Georgia to take in the cooler temps and pick apples. As usual, we get a little over-excited and bag way more apples than we can eat. To make good use of the extra fruit, I fold them into simple apple turnovers. Check out some pics from our day and my easy recipe in the post

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Honey Crisp? Mutsu? Pink Lady? I’m clueless when it comes to apple varieties (so a quick bite helps us figure out what we like).

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Making our way through the apple orchard.

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The key to a perfect apple turnover is a lazy baking spirit (check!) and frozen puff pastry. My recipe is a version of this, with a couple tweaks.

Ingredients:
• 1/3 cup sugar
• 1 tbs flour
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon
• 4 cups apples (chopped and peeled)
• frozen puff pastry (thawed for 30 minutes)
• pinch of salt

Topping
• 3 tbs melted butter
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon
• 2 tbs sugar
• pinch of salt

Step 1 | Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon and pinch of salt in a large bowl. Add in chopped apples and blend. Unfold one sheet of puff pastry and cut into four smaller squares.
Step 2 | Spoon apple mixture in the center of the pastry square and fold the pastry diagonally, pressing the edges to seal. Place on a silpat sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment. Use a fork to press the edges of the turnover once on the sheet.
Step 3 | Melt the butter and combine ingredients for the topping mixture. Brush the tops of the turnovers and bake at 400 degrees for 14 minutes.

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