Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday's Meal

Better late than never, right. I kept thinking all day long, I needed to post this recipe. I just got busy and then got sucked into watching "Nurse Jackie" and the "United States of Tara". Did you watch them? They are so good! Here's something else that's so good.

Apple turnovers
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 cups water
4 of your favorite baking apples - peeled, cored and
sliced (I love Braeburns myself)
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
1 package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed

Glaze topping

1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the lemon and 4 cups water in a large bowl. Place the sliced apples in the water so that they don't brown. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Remove apples from the water, and place them into the hot skillet. Cook and stir for about 2 minutes. Add brown sugar, and cinnamon, and cook, stirring, for 2 more minutes. Stir together cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water. Pour into the skillet, and mix well. Cook for another minute, or until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat to cool slightly. Unfold puff pastry sheets. Cut each sheet into 4 small squares. Spoon apples onto the center of each squares. Fold over from corner to corner into a triangle shape, and press edges together to seal. Place turnovers on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until turnovers are puffed and lightly browned. Cool completely before add glaze . For glaze, mix the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla in a small bowl. Glaze should be the thickness of syrup, add additional milk or sugar as needed.