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Apple Turnovers with Custard

I'm almost finished writing my own cookbook. When I was working on the apple section, I knew I had to submit this recipe for the contest. With the flaky turnovers and rich sauce, it outshines every other apple recipe I make! -Leora Muellerleile, Turtle Lake, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • CUSTARD:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk or half-and-half cream
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • TURNOVERS:
  • 4 medium baking apples, peeled and cut into 1/4-in slices
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, diced
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Pastry for double-crust pie
  • Milk

Directions

  • Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir 1 cup into yolks. Return all to pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool slightly. Cover surface of custard with waxed paper; chill.
  • Place apples in a bowl; sprinkle with lemon juice. Add butter. Combine sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch; mix with apples and set aside.
  • Divide pastry into eight portions; roll each into a 5-in. square. Spoon filling off-center on each. Brush edges with milk. Fold over to form a triangle; seal. Crimp with tines of fork. Make steam vents on top.
  • Place on greased baking sheets. Chill 15 minutes. Brush with milk. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes. Serve warm with custard.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 436 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 262mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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