We’d like to introduce you to our first-ever Blue Apron dessert. Meet the Five-Ingredient Apple Turnover.
(Before any subscribers get too excited to find sugar in your Blue Apron box, let us clarify. We’re giving you recipes for dessert, but we’re sticking with savory in terms of the actual ingredients we send out!)
Look, we love dinner. Cooking nourishing, satisfying food is our bread and butter.
We’d be nuts if we said no to a good homemade dessert though, and so we’re bringing you a new series of ultra-simple, completely delicious desserts made with only five ingredients. We plan to keep that ingredient list not just short but also simple, so expect to find everything you need at any supermarket. You might even have some ingredients, like apples and sugar, at home already. Let’s satisfy that Blue Apron sweet tooth.
Today’s turnovers are smaller, more portable cousins of pies. In the final product, golden, flaky crust envelops lightly cooked apples flavored with sugar and cinnamon–the flavors apples have an affinity for. Because each turnover is a single portion, the assembly is easy t00, since you never have to work with big awkward sheets of pastry. After a few minutes of work, a few minutes of stovetop cooking, and ten minutes in the oven, your apartment will smell like fall and you’ll be sitting down to a lovely warm fruit dessert you won’t believe you made so quickly and with so few ingredients.
Here’s all you’ll need: apples, sugar, butter, cinnamon, and puff pastry.
Read on for the full recipe.
To defrost the puff pastry, you can store it in the refrigerator for a few hours, or on the counter for about 30 minutes.
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (about 10 ounces), defrosted
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons milk or an egg beaten in a small dish with some water (optional)
Lay the pastry on the counter and trim it to it’s close to a square. Reserve the scraps for another use or discard them. Cut the pastry into four suqares. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Peel, core, and dice the apples.
Warm the butter in a skillet over medium heat. When bubbly, add the apples and cook for 4-5 minutes, until soft. Add the cinnamon and the sugar and a pinch of salt. Remove from the heat.
Place one pastry square on your baking sheet. Place one quarter of the cooked apples in the middle, then fold the top edge over the bottom and press to seal the edges. Brush the tops lightly with milk or egg wash. Repeat with the other three squares. Bake for 10 minutes, until golden and puffed. Serve warm or room temperature. They’re very good with vanilla ice cream!