Ingredients for Crust:
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
16 TBS. cold butter
6-8 TBS. ice water
Ingredients for Filling:
3 TBS. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 TBS. flour
To make the crust, mix the flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
Use a pastry cutter or a fork to cut in cold butter until it's broken up into small pieces.
Add in ice water one tablespoon at a time until the dough just starts to stick together. The amount you'll need depends on the climate and the weather and what mood your dog is in that day. I think when I made this batch I ended up using about 10 tablespoons. Gently knead the dough, just a couple of times. Cut out two pieces of plastic wrap and sprinkle them with a little flour.
Divide the dough into two balls and wrap each one in the plastic wrap. Set them in the refrigerator for a minimum of one hour.
After the time has elapsed, roll out each dough ball on a floured surface. It may seem dry, so be patient and take your time with it.
I found a mini pie press which I used to cut out individual crusts. If you don't have a mini pie press, you can just cut around a large cup or a bowl. Set the crusts on a baking sheet or mat, and put them back in the fridge until the filling is made.
Now it is time to make the filling. Gather all of the ingredients.
Cut up all of the apples into small chunks, removing the stems and seeds.
In a large pot, melt the butter, and throw in the chopped apples. Cook for two minutes.
Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and stir for another minute.
Stir in the flour and cook for five minutes. The compote will thicken up.
Take the crusts out of the fridge. Put some of the filling on one side of the dough circle.
Fold the dough in half using either the pie press or your fingers. If there is too much filling, it will squeeze out of the crusts.
After all the turnovers are filled, you can brush the tops with an egg wash and sprinkle with a little sugar. Bake them in a 400° oven for 18-20 minutes.
As you can see, I overfilled most of mine, but that's okay. This one was the best looking.
If you like apples, you will definitely enjoy these turnovers. They are even great when they are cold, and saved nicely in the fridge for a week.