Enjoy a sweet, individual pie on July 5th. It’s precisely what National Apple Turnover Day is all about!
Also called hand pies because their design makes them portable, apple turnovers have been around since the 17th century. Bakers fill a smaller, flaky pie crust with fruit or meat and fold it in half. Once the edges are sealed, the pie is baked or fried. For added sweetness, add a dusting of sugar or icing on top.
Nearly every culture has a recipe for a turnover in their repertoire. Whether the method is savory or sweet, the ingredients readily available determined how the dough was made. However, most doughs adjust to a sweet recipe with the addition of fruit and sweet additives such as sugar, honey, or maple syrup.
Restaurants, bakeries, and even food trucks offer a variety of turnovers, and they make a delicious snack or meal. Apple turnovers come in a wide range, too! Caramel apple, apple cinnamon, or apple raisin are just a few of the combinations we’ve found. Be sure to check out your local businesses or try your own recipe.
History Of Apple Turnover Day
Turnovers are a very simple confection, essentially defined by their name. While you can have a turnover made with all sorts of ingredients, including just about any kind of meat, dessert turnovers are easily our favorite kind. We all know that the sign of a good pie is a flaky crust, but turnovers take flaky to a whole other level.
The Best Apple Turnovers
2T Lemon Juice
4c + 1T Water
4 Apples (Granny Smith is best!)
1c Dark Brown Sugar
1 package frozen puff pastry