With our house now on the market (and looking for a new fixer upper), there’s two things that I do before people arrive to view the place. The first is to make sure there’s always fresh flowers in every room – daffodils are ridiculously cheap (£1 per bunch in most places) and always look so bright and cheerful, and the second is making these 1-2-3 apple turnovers and strategically wafting them around! They take less than five minutes to make, and are great for when you’re expecting company (or take them with you to work / friends / neighbours / in-laws for instant brownie points).
These apple turnovers (or appelflappen in Dutch!) are great for breakfast, or as a delicious dessert served hot with some vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.
You will need:
120g brown sugar
2 apples, peeled, de-cored and cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 roll of puff pastry (filo pastry works too)
1 free range egg, beaten
1. Preheat the over to 220C and get your ingredients ready..
2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat, then stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon and stir until it bubbles.
3. Add the apple pieces and stir so they’re all covered.
4. Whisk your egg until it’s fluffy, then lay out your puff pastry and cut it into squares.
5. Brush your puff pastry with the egg, then add a dollop of the apple mixture into the middle of each square.
6. Fold the top left corner over to the bottom right corner to create a triangle, then squish down the sides with a fork.
7. Brush the egg over the top, then pop them in the oven (on greaseproof paper) for about 10 minutes or so until the pastry is golden brown. You could also sprinkle some brown sugar and cinnamon onto the egg-covered-triangles before you bake them.