Bake #8: Post-Midterm Apple Turnovers

Due to some technical difficulties with my photo uploading program, there are no photos here currently, but there will be soon, I promise. Because these bad boys were delicious and deserve to be photographically represented.

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So it would seem that midterms took me longer to recover from than I anticipated. But I made some pretty mean apple turnovers, which incidentally only take one or two apples. I used this recipe from Simple Recipes, my tried and true friend.

The pate brisee recipe for the crust was hard to get the hang of, but I managed. I’ll have to try that one again because I’m not sure I did everything quite perfectly. And it still turned out pretty fantastic, so I think it’s a keeper. Next time I would roll it a bit thinner and cut the squares bigger though. I love apple filling, and only used half of what I made because I just couldn’t make the darn delicious stuff fit. What else? I used raisins instead of currants, no walnuts, and arrowroot and flour instead of corn starch. And whoever thought of applesauce as liquid in apple filling?? That’s brilliant!

Anyway, I ate three of these bad boys in a row, fresh from the oven, while watching the classic movie “That Thing You Do” with my lovely friend Mikala. I grew up watching that movie, and when I saw it on her shelf, I completely flipped. We spent the evening singing all the songs and saying the best lines and eating apple turnovers. What could be better? Nothing, I tell you. Nothing.


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