Cranberry Apple Turnovers

Cranberry Apple Turnovers

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • Two 9" sheets puff pastry, thawed according to package directions
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups small, diced and peeled Granny Smith apples (1-2)
  • 1 tablespoons melted butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; set aside. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon with apples, cranberries, lemon juice and butter in a large bowl.

Place pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut each sheet into four squares. Spoon about 1/3 cup of fruit mixture into center and brush edges lightly with cold water. Fold pastry over to form a triangle and press edges  together. Press edges with tines of a floured fork to seal well. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet, leaving space between pastries. Brush tops with a little water and sprinkle with reserved cinnamon sugar.

Bake in upper third of oven for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 375°F and continue baking until golden brown, about 6-10 minutes. Serve warm or cool. Makes 8 large turnovers. Frozen puff pastry makes this dessert easy to make. Serve warm with ice cream for a special dessert, or cool and serve as an after school treat.