Caramel Apple Turnovers

Caramel Apple Turnovers

Caramel apple turnovers

These football caramel apple turnovers are the sweet star of any football party. What makes these turnovers a football party success is the football cookie cutter we used to cut out the dough. Just because it’s all about football doesn’t mean you can’t add a touch of adorable and delicious.

Carmel Apple turnovers

2 Packages of Frozen Puff Pastry set out and thawed 

Ingredients For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 large apples, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Directions for the Filling:

Peel, core and cut your apples into very small cubes. In a bowl mix the apples with the rest of the filling ingredients, stir and set aside for 30 or so minutes. You want the apples to have a chance to absorb some of the flavors and become a little juicy. This step can be done early in the day or the morning of your party. Just cover and put in the fridge until you are ready to make the turnovers. This allows you to be a little less rushed and yet you get warm and juicy turnovers for the party.

Ingredients for the Caramel Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter

 Directions for the Caramel Sauce:

You will most likely only use 1/2 to 1/4 of this recipe;  go ahead and make the entire thing, it’s delicious and you can eat it on a million other things like ice cream. Yum!

  • In a 2 quart saucepan combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup stir with a wooden spoon over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil.
  • Do not stir from this point on, but instead swirl the liquid around the pan so that the caramel doesn’t burn. Continue to cook until the caramel turns an even amber color then remove from the heat and let stand for about 30 seconds.
  • Be careful here, add the heavy cream to the mixture. The mixture will bubble up significantly and is very hot. Stir the mixture with a spatula scraping the sides of the pot and combining all the ingredients, again be careful.
  • Add the butter and stir until combined. As you stir you will see the caramel come to the consistency that you want and look like caramel! Let cool for a few minutes while you get the pie crust ready.

Making the Turnovers

  • Open up your thawed puff pastry sheets.
  • Using a football cookie cutter cut out as many footballs as you can get from each sheet. With the amount that the filling makes you’ll want to cut four sheets, cut the recipe in half for using just one package of puff pastry.
  • Place a little bit of caramel sauce onto one football, add a spoonful of filling and then place another football on top. Using a fork press the sides down so the bottom and top layer seal together. Use a knife  make football lines on the top of the turnover.
  • Bake at 400 for around 15-20 minutes, you’ll want them to be slightly brown and puffed up. Let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • When serving put the extra caramel sauce out for drizzeling over the turnovers.

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