For our September Barefoot Bloggers Bonus recipe, Anne of Anne Strawberry picked Ina's Apple Turnovers , thanks Anne! What a wonderful fall recipe, one of the things I was most excited about in this recipe was the addition of dried cherries, I even made a special note on my grocery list about them, didn't forget to buy them, but did forget to put them in! I guess it was just too early for me to think straight when I made these that morning.
At first I was going to try to make my own puff pastry sheets, (even though Ina says to use store-bought), but I just couldn't resist the ease of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry sheets, right there in the freezer section at Meijer. When I bought them I told myself I'd put them in the freezer at home, and if my 'from scratch' puff pastry didn't turn out I would use them as a fall back. Well, since things have been super busy here lately, I didn't even try to make my own puff pastry. Sorry! I promise I will at some point, and I promise I will let you all know how it goes.
My husband loves apple turnovers and I was so happy to make these for him and the kiddos. He did like them, but he said that he would have liked more 'sauciness' to them. I understand that. I told him that he is probably used to the commercially produced apple turnovers that use 'canned' apple pie filling that is really more goo than apples. I do have a favorite recipe that makes homemade "apple pie filling" complete with goo, that I use for my husband's favorite apple pie, I bet it would taste great in a puff pastry turnover as well so I will have to try that sometime soon. I had fun with this recipe, and it was a nice 'breakfast' treat. How could anyone not like an apple turnover? :)