Apple Chutney & Smoked Cheddar Turnovers
Fall has arrived here in Ontario with its changing leaves, cooler weather and of course apple season. My family loves apples and I try to incorporate them as much as I can in savoury or sweet dishes when they are in season. I have partnered with Produce Made Simple to create a sweet and savoury apple recipe to celebrate the Season. I used Sunshine apples for this recipe but feel free to use your favourite to create your own. These Savoury Apple & Smoked Cheddar Turnovers are simple to make and are a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table. They are absolutely delicious and I couldn’t wait to share the recipe with all of you.
Happy Ontario Apple Season and Baking!!
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
4 medium apples of your favourite variety, cored and diced
½ cup apple cider
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground cloves
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
½ cup candied orange peel, diced
3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
200 g Canadian Smoked Cheddar, shredded
1 large egg beaten with 1 tbsp. water to make egg wash
454 g pkg. 10x10 Puff Pastry Sheets
Flour for dusting
½ cup turbinado sugar (pure cane or raw sugar)
To make apple chutney: In a large saucepan, melt 2 tbsp. of butter over
medium heat. Add onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes until soft and translucent.
Stir in apples, apple cider, brown sugar and spices. Simmer for 25-30 mins
until mixture has thickened. Mix in candied orange and set aside to cool.
To make turnovers:
Preheat oven to 400F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Dust flour on working area and roll out one of the puff pastry sheets to a
Cut pastry sheet into 9 equal squares. Brush each square with butter.
Add 1 tbsp. of shredded cheese in the centre of each square and top with 1heaping tbsps. of apple chutney.
Brush edges of pastry squares with egg wash. Fold one edge of each pastry
from corner to corner to form a triangle shape. Press edges to seal.
Make two small slits on top with sharp knife. Brush each triangle with
additional egg wash. Sprinkle top of triangles with a generous amount of turbinado sugar.
Place on baking sheet an inch apart. Repeat process with second puff pastry sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 mins until turnovers have puffed up and are golden brown,
SERVINGS makes 18 turnovers | PREP & COOK TIME 1 hour.