Gluten-Free Apple Turnovers
Freshly made at home Gluten-Free Apple Turnovers. There is nothing better than homemade pastries. These flaky pastries are filled with fresh apple cinnamon filling and are made totally from scratch. The shortcrust pastry is light, slightly crispy, filled with bubbling buttery fresh apples lightly dusted with cinnamon and fresh lemon juice. The Gluten-Free Apple Turnovers are insanely delicious! Sometimes…you long for something sweet and fresh… and this ticks all the boxes!
Why I made Gluten-Free Apple Turnovers?
With the apple season is in full force, what better reason than to bake something sweet and delicious that the entire family will love. Apple turnovers are something I grew up with and loved, especially warm right out of the oven. My grandmother always made them for me whenever I visited her, but she used the classic store-bought chilled puffed pastry. I tried some store bought frozen gluten-free apple turnovers, and honestly, I couldn’t eat them. Another apple dessert you may enjoy is the Gluten-Free Breakfast Apple Yogurt Cake
Today, I decided to challenge myself and make gluten-free apple turnovers totally from scratch. This apple recipe has been on my mind for a very long time, so I knew today was the day. The weather is cold and rainy here on the west coast, so what better way to spend the day than baking fresh Gluten-Free Apple Turnovers.
First, I made the sweet pastry. To give you an idea, this gluten-free pastry texture is something between shortcrust and puff pastry. The pastry turned out well. Then I wanted a fresh apple filling to compliment the pastry. This part was super easy. The fresh apple chunks are briefly cooked in a buttery, cinnamon sauce with fresh lemon juice. The filling is sooo good!
assembling the Apple Turnovers,
The next part is assembling the Apple Turnovers. First, let me stress that when you work with pastry dough, it has to be cold. You want to have small pieces of butter in the flour. The butter is what gives the flakiness to the pastry. The dough is rolled out into two squares and then cut into four more squares. Now add the filling to half the square and seal the pastry. I found it a lot of fun making the apple turnovers. Although I had troubles keeping away from the filling, I just had to keep tasting it….YUM!
As with all gluten-free baking, these pastries are the best when fresh and slightly warm. I like to warm them in a hot oven for a few minutes for that freshly baked texture for leftovers. I have also tried popping them in the microwave for 15 seconds, and they were almost as good. If you want to make the Gluten-Free Apple Turnovers into a special dessert, top them with vanilla bean ice cream…heaven! Enjoy 🙂
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