I don't know about you guys, but my TV is ALWAYS turned onto Food Network. I not only love it, but am completely obsessed by it. This obsession got a lot worse when, here in the UK, Food Network decided to introduce me to the loveliness that is Ann Thornton. See isn't she pretty?!
I like to think we are so alike, I mean seriously we could be sisters; we both like 'dessert first', have an unhealthy obsession with baking, OK that's kinda where it ends, but I still have much love and respect for this Lady.
In fact I can remember the exact time she tugged at my heart strings, she was making her, now infamous in my house, apple turnovers. She serves hers with home-made caramel sauce and ice cream, but that is just too calorific for me, so I serve mine without. If you want the caramel sauce recipe, you can find it here. Here's the recipe!
Ann Thornton's Apple Turnovers
Serves - 8
Propoints - 4
3 sweet/tart apples
1/4 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/3 cup of water
1 (17.3oz) pack of puff pastry
1 egg (for egg wash)
1 tablespoon sugar
Put the apples, water, sugar and lemon juice in a pan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves. Cover and reduce the heat. Cook for 12minutes, until tender. Mash the apples and leave to cool completely.
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6.
For the pastry:
Cut the pastry into 8 squares, and place 1 tablespoon of the apple mixture on top of each square.
Lightly brush the edges with egg wash, fold over and seal, in a triangle shape. Chill for 15 minutes.
Make a small slit in the pastry to let the steam escape. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.