ABOUT THE RECIPE:
Tortillas stand in for homemade crust here, making these mouthwatering Apple Turnovers easy to prepare. As a child I loved apple turnovers, and this recipe (surprisingly) truly mimics the taste of this childhood favorite . . . with a jazzy twist, of course!
Makes 4 servings
1 medium apple, peeled, cored, and diced
4 teaspoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 six-inch whole-grain flour tortillas, gluten-free is OK, (SEE NOTE)
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a medium rimmed baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper. Put the apple, 2 teaspoons maple syrup, and ground cinnamon in a small mixing bowl and stir until evenly coated. Put a tortilla on a large dinner plate. Brush each side of the tortilla evenly with 1/4 teaspoon maple syrup. Spoon one-quarter of the apple mixture into the center of the tortilla.
Fold the tortilla over the apple mixture and firmly press the outer edges of the tortilla together to form a tight seal. Decorate the edges and help to further seal the turnover by pressing the tongs of a table fork firmly around the outer rim of the turnover. Repeat with the other three tortillas. Put the turnovers on the lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Put the sheet on a wire rack. Dust liberally with confectioners’ sugar. Cool 10 to 15 minutes and serve warm.
You may use 8- or 9-inch tortillas for this recipe. If you do, use a large apple or 2 small apples for the filling.