*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Apple Turnovers
 
 Recipe By     : A Feast Of Fruits
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Apples                           Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           raisins
    2      cups          peeled apples -- diced
      1/4  cup           chopped pecans
      1/4  cup           sugar -- or to taste
    1      tablespoon    fresh lemon juice
      1/4  teaspoon      ground cinnamon
    2      sheets        frozen puff pastry -- thawed and chilled
    1      large         egg
    1      tablespoon    water
                         confectioner’s sugar -- for dusting
 
      Plump the raisins in boiling water to cover while you prepare the
 apples.  Combine the apples, nuts, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon in
 a bowl and toss well.  Drain the plumped fruit, stir it in with the
 other ingredients, and let their flavors marry while you prepare the
 pastry.
      On a lightly floured board, one at a time, roll the pastry sheets
 out to approximately 12 inches square.  Trim the outer edges (this is
 essential for the puff pastry) and cut each sheet into four 6-inch
 squares, making eight in all.  Place a generous 1/3 cup of fruit
 filling just off center in each square.  Moisten the edges of two
 adjacent sides, fold the opposite sides over, and press to seal.
 Crimp the edges closed with the tines of a fork.  Repeat with the
 remaining turnovers and chill thoroughly.
      Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Beat together the egg and water
 and brush lightly on top of the turnover without letting the egg wash
 drip down the cut sides.  Place the turnovers on cookie sheets (for
 puff pastry, spread a little cold water on the sheets but do not
 grease; for flaky pie pastry, grease the sheets).  Bake until they are
 puffed and golden, about 20 minutes.  Serve them warm or at room
 temperature dusted, if you like, with confectioners' sugar.
 
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 NOTES : Turnovers can be made in squares or circles of any size and
 filled with any fruit alone or in combination, savory as well as
 sweet.  They are a fine way to use up leftover bits of this and that,
 including pastry, and their handy self-packaging makes them excellent
 picnic fare.