Cranberry Apple Turnovers use Granny Smith apples and dried cranberries. Both are all mellowed out with an apple jelly mixture and baked in puff pastry.
It is really nice that we have so many dried fruit options to choose from in our grocery stores. It didn’t use to be like this. You use to have to wait for Christmas season to get your cranberry on.
The tart Granny Smith apple is mixed with dried cranberries and then both are all mellowed out with an apple jelly mixture. After it all bakes in a pre-packaged puff pastry you will have a scrumptious treat.
I remember when our family use to make the trek to Hadley’s in Cabazon, California to get our beautiful plump dried dates and cranberries.
Mother spent a fortune to stock up but it was well worth it. Especially for us kids because we got to enjoy all of the wonderful recipes that she made.
An extra bonus is now we all have this wonderful family memory of outings and fun. Nowadays, when I am driving out of Arizona and back to the beach I will stop at Hadley’s and see what there is.
Of course, now there are Factory Outlet Stores and a casino right next to it but the whole conglomeration is still way out there in the desert. The old quaint store is as good as ever and I just love that.
Update: The old quaint store is gone. New and fancier store. Sigh!
Cranberry Apple Turnovers
Cranberry Apple Turnovers use Granny Smith apples and dried cranberries.
- 1 cup Granny Smith apple, diced small
- 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
- 3 tablespoons apple jelly, warmed until it is just melted
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 sheet puff pastry sheet, thawed
- 2 tablespoons dairy-free butter cut into 1/2" cubes
- Defrost the pastry sheet - it takes about 20 minutes.
- On a floured surface roll out the pastry sheet in one direction so that it makes a longer triangle. The final rectangle will measure 12" x 18".
- In a bowl mix the cornstarch, melted jelly and cinnamon together.
- Add the apples and cranberries - mix well.
- Below is a photo of what you will have.
- Cut the sheet down the center, lengthwise, so that there are 6" on each side.
- Now cut each side, twice, so that there are 6 squares that measure 6" x 6".
- Dollop the apple mixture, evenly in the center of each square.
- Dot the vegan butter on top of each pile of the apple mixture.
- Fold over the squares to line up the edges to form a triangle.
- Press the edges with your fingertips.
- Use the tines of a fork to go around the edges to crimp a better seal.
- Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
- Bake ay 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and then place the turnovers on a rack to cool.
- Sprinkle powdered sugar over the top of the turnovers, if you wish.
- Let cool completely.
- You can enjoy these little gems any time of the day.
- They freeze perfectly too
You can enjoy these little gems any time of the day.
They freeze perfectly too.
After they have cooled you may freeze them in any of the methods shown in my article Preparing Food for the Freezer.
They defrost quickly so it really doesn't take any planning. The microwave will also zap them in 20 seconds.
You can also heat them in a 350 degree preheated oven for 10 minutes.