Flaky Apple Turnovers - Tuesdays with Dorie

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Flakey Apple Turnover (Dorie Greenspan)
For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, Julie or Jules of Someone’s in the Kitchen picked Flaky Apple Turnovers on page 316 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.

Ah, my life filled with procrastination knows no bounds. I started way late on Monday night, baked them this morning, and came home from work to post it! Each time the schedule of recipes comes out on the Tuesdays with Dorie website, I plan to make everything early. Yeah. Maybe next time! :)

Flakey Apple Turnover (Dorie Greenspan) Flakey Apple Turnover (Dorie Greenspan)
I read the directions. A couple times. Really.

But I was also super duper tired, and completely misread the part about the size of the circle. It is about 4 inches and I used a small biscuit cutter instead! Oops. Therefore, I couldn't fold over my turnover to save my life. Unless I wanted to have one piece of apple in each one...which would turn these into just half moons of pie dough. So, at 4:30 this morning, I made the executive decision to put a circle of dough on top!

I used Gala apples and skipped adding butter to the apples...I figure there was enough in the dough.

Flakey Apple Turnover (Dorie Greenspan)
I didn't eat them, but the dough was quite flaky. I put sanding sugar on top of an egg wash.

Flakey Apple Turnover (Dorie Greenspan)
Thanks for this cute selection, Julie!
Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers!

Recipe:
Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours, page 316
Jule's blog post here
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38 comments:

Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

I love your turnovers, and I'm quite impressed that you were able to make such a decision at 4:30 am!!!

Cathy said... [Reply to comment]

What a creative save! I would not have been so resourceful at that hour. I think you might have even improved on the original concept! They look fabulous!

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

I love the circles and I can't believe you got up at 4:30 in the morning to make them! That is dedication. If I don't have twd done before tues, I just don't do it, so you have got me beat!
They look perfect and I am sure whoever got to eat them ended up pretty happy.

Memória said... [Reply to comment]

Well, your mistake turned out to be a fortuitous one! These look beautiful! Great job as usual :).

Jules Someone said... [Reply to comment]

That looks so amazing! I'm impressed that you could do anything other than sleep at 4:30 in the morning. Thanks for baking with me!

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

Aww they look like little pods full of apple goodness....hooray for desserts that scream Fall:)

Lauryn said... [Reply to comment]

Your turnovers look amazing!! Seriously, they are among the flakiest and best looking I have seen all day!!! can't believe you finished these at 4:30 in the morning -- you definitely win an award for dedication!!! :)

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

LOL! I think they look super cute as round turnovers. Adorable and tasty, I'm sure! :)

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome! LOVE the round turnovers. Way to stick with the program and get it down.
I do the same thing--say I'm going to get the recipes done early and am usually scrambling Monday to get to it! Sigh.
Great job!

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

Your photos are drool-worthy as always Mary! Love your cute little turnovers :) I waited until the last minute to make these too but such is the story of my life!

Blue Is Bleu said... [Reply to comment]

No one could blame you for misreading anything at 4:30am! But I have to say they turned out really cute... like little pockets of apple hehe

mike said... [Reply to comment]

You could have easily lied and I wouldn't have known.... what a great way to turn these "turnovers" around! Love the nice sanding sugar texture! 4:30? Course, here it is almost 1:30am and I'm just finishing baking! Nicely done this week!

Clivia said... [Reply to comment]

So flaky! So cute! They look like little flying saucers. Many people had issues with the shape. Me, I took the easy (no rerolling) route and cut squares.

Nina said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! These are terrific! Creativity knows no bounds....particularly at 430am! They look fabulous and VERY flaky!

Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

I <3 sanding sugar, it's just so crunchy and pretty. I'm so glad you managed to eke these out, because they're absolutely gorgeous! Please tell me you ended up at least trying one?

Jacque said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, but those look like a better idea anyway. Folding them in half just doesn't give enough apples, even with bigger circles.

What's the saying "necessity is the mother of invention"? I think that's it.

I love your non-turned-over apple turnovers :)

Jess said... [Reply to comment]

Executive decision...I like it! We are all CEOs of our kitchens, I guess. I also used a 4" cutter and had trouble getting much fruit in. But your pastries look incredibly flaky and delicious - nice job!

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE the way your turnovers turned out! They are just beautiful!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

These look amazing - more like apple pockets. Bravo.

Kayte said... [Reply to comment]

Love, love, love the little circles of dough and they are so flaky!!! Great job...those would have disappeared quickly around here.

Grace said... [Reply to comment]

you didn't eat them? how could you resist?? :)

the southern hostess said... [Reply to comment]

These are so cute and delicious I'm sure.

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

so cute...like little flying saucers! too bad you couldn't eat any--they are super flaky!

Dolce said... [Reply to comment]

Don't be hard on yourself, these look absolutely gorgeous! (4.30 in the morning????)

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

Yeah - I must have tired too, because I missed the part about adding butter to the filling!

Not that it mattered in the end, because I used chocolate!

Mary Jo said... [Reply to comment]

these are so adorable!!!

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

these look delicious! wow baking at n ight is not the best for me. :)

The Blonde Duck said... [Reply to comment]

I can't believe you stayed up to make them! They're darling though!

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

Those look INCREDIBLE. I love the mound of filling and they are soooo flaky. Great job.

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

I love that you are baking at 4:30am.....this TWD thing is so addictive :)...you have such lucky coworkers.

April said... [Reply to comment]

They look perfect! I've done that Monday night baking and it can be hard.

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

The turnovers look so perfectly flaky!! Yum. I love the shape of them. Great mistake. ;)

spike. said... [Reply to comment]

pie perfection! so flaky (the dough not you!)

justJENN said... [Reply to comment]

You are in too many clubs. What next? AUTO CLUB. CLUB SANDWICH. CLUBBER LANE.

Ingrid said... [Reply to comment]

I liked them in their circular shape!
~ingrid

lasinthekitchen said... [Reply to comment]

Those are awesome looking flaky apple turnovers! When I first saw the pictures of the dough with the apple, then the folded over turnover I was amazed that you were able to foldover the filling so perfectly! Using 2 circles of dough - totally genius! Looks fabulous with the sanding sugar!

Dawn said... [Reply to comment]

you will get a lot of comments on this one as that photo is perfect! you did an awesome job on these. I can't believe you didn't even have one or a bite?

Bill Medifast said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! These look absolutely delicious and also easy to make. You truly are a dedicated baker waking up so early.

Apple turnovers are always a big hit in my house, I just always seem to screw them up when I try making them. My wife does it so much better. I think I'll try your recipe and cross my fingers I don't screw it up!

Bill M.

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