Before we get to the Easy Apple Turnovers recipe, I wanted to share a little funny conversation that I had with my 11-year-old.
My boys have never been great at spelling. It’s a subject that we’ve had to work on since day one. I don’t know if it’s genes, and it wouldn’t be me they get it from (ahem!), or it’s a ‘boy thing’. They both excel in math and science, but forget language! I go over spelling words with them starting on Saturday for the next week’s test which is always on Friday. We’ll talk about my being a mean Mommie for making them study on the weekend in another post, k? Then, we really beef up the studying the day of, studying at breakfast and on the ride to school. As I was asking sweet Lincoln his spelling words on the ride to school one Friday, he was spelling and getting them correct, mostly, then he says in his kind, sweet voice, “Mommie, you know they have this thing on computers now that will correct a word if you spell it wrong?”
I couldn’t help but laugh. He didn’t say it in a mean or sarcastic way. He’s not that child…yet.
I love the sweet, simple minds of children. They’re honest without being mean-spirited.
Do you know what else I love? I love simple desserts that don’t require 25 ingredients and 15 steps to make! I like simple, quick desserts. That’s why I love these Easy Apple Turnovers!
For the dough of my Easy Apple Turnovers, I used this Never Fail Pie Crust that is made in the food processor. You may be saying, “A pie crust from scratch is not easy.” It is. I promise. Click over and read it. I’ll wait right here then we’ll get started…
Or, if you prefer, just grab refrigerated pie crust at the store. Get the kind that comes two to a pack and are rolled, not the crust that is already formed in a pan.
Easy Apple Turnovers
- 2 c apples I like gala or granny smith, about 2 apples, diced
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 c brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- *optional - 8 1x3 inch slice cheddar cheeseGlaze:
- 1 c powdered sugar
- 2-3 T apple cider or apple juice
- Dice apples and place in bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over apples. Add brown sugar and cinnamon to apples and stir.
- Roll crust on to 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 4 inch rounds. On one half of round, add 2 T apple mixture and one slice cheese if desired. Fold over and crimp with a fork to seal.
- Place on cookie sheet and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool before adding glaze.
- Whisk sugar and apple juice/cider until smooth, drizzle over warm pies.
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