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Apple and Cranberry Turnovers #SundaySupper

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Apple and Cranberry Turnovers

#SundaySupper Autumn Apple Party

Apple and Cranberry Turnovers #SundaySupper

Apple and Cranberry Turnovers #SundaySupper

Welcome to the Autumn Apple Party for #SundaySupper!

This is my first time joining the Sunday Supper movement and I am excited to be a part of this wonderful group.

This weeks Sunday Supper is all about apples and our hostess for this weekend is Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings.

If you get a chance stop by and say hi to her.

Nothing says Fall has arrived more than the abundance of  apples available in the grocery stores.

Here in Florida where I live these are some of the varieties easily available at most grocery stores.

Red Delicious, McIntosh, Gala, Golden Delicious,  Granny Smith and Fuji

If your lucky enough to live in the Apple  mecca of the world I am jealous! I would love to be able to find some heirloom varieties at a local farmers market but not many varieties will grow here in our hot and humid area.

I say not many because although I have read that there is a variety or two that will grow in Florida I am not sure it is my area of Florida where we rarely get below 40 degrees in the winter.

These mini Apple and Cranberry Turnovers are a perfect fall treat. The crust is tender and flaky and the filling is sweet and tart.

The filling does double duty and makes an excellent vanilla ice cream topping.

Trio of Apple Cranberry Turnovers for #SundaySupper

Trio of Apple Cranberry Turnovers for #SundaySupper

Whichever variety is your favorite your sure to find a sweet or savory apple recipe at this weeks #SundaySupper

Be sure to check out the rest of the #SundaySupper Party for many more recipes that feature apples below my turnover recipe.

Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm (Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite apple recipes! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat! We’d also love to feature your apple recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers!


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Apple and Cranberry Turnovers #SundaySupper
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Serves: 20 Mini Turnovers
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg, seperated
  • 3 tablespoons cold water, divided
  • 2 cups flour
  • 5 Cups thinly sliced, peeled granny smith apples about 8 medium
  • ½ cup fresh whole cranberries
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • zest from one large orange
  • pinch of salt
To Make the Crust
  1. Soften butter and cream cheese on the counter.
  2. Separate the egg, set yolk aside and refrigerate the egg white until your ready to bake the turnovers.
  3. Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  4. Beat 2 tablespoons of the water into the egg yolk.
  5. Gradually add the egg yolk to the cream cheese and butter, beat until smooth.
  6. Slowly add flour ½ at a time, beating with the mixer until the batter becomes too thick, then using a wooden spoon to mix in the remaining flour.
  7. Once the flour is incorporated scoop the dough into a zip top bag, seal and chill for at least one hour. Over night is fine also.
To Make the Filling
  1. Zest the orange. Cut the orange in half and squeeze the juice.Measure ¼ cup of orange juice. Put the zest and juice into a large bowl.
  2. Peel and thinly slice the apples. Then cut the slices in half across the width. Add the apple slices to the bowl of orange juice and stir. Slice a couple of apples at a time adding the slices to the bowl and stirring to coat. The orange juice will help keep the apple slices from browning. Slice apples until you have 5 cups of apple slices.
  3. Rinse the cranberries and add to bowl of apple slices.
  4. Add apple slices and cranberries to a large skillet, with the sugars, cinnamon, cornstarch and salt.
  5. Stir and cook on medium until the apple slices are softened, about 10-15 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and set aside.
Making the turnovers
  1. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to ⅛th inch thickness. Using a 4 or 5 inch circle cookie cutter cut circles of dough. Move the dough circles to a cookies sheet covered with parchment paper or greased with butter.
  2. Add a tablespoon of filling in the center of the circle of dough, dampen the edges with your finger dipped in water, pull the dough over and gently press the edges together.
  3. Carefully press the tines of a fork into the edge to seal, being careful not to pierce the turnover.
  4. Beat the egg white with the reserved tablespoon of water. Brush the tops of the turnovers with the egg white wash and sprinkle with some white sugar.
  5. Bake 15-20 minutes in a preheated 375 degree oven.
If you have a little filling left over spoon it over a bowl of vanilla ice cream. This filling made a delicious topping for the ice cream you see picture.

This recipe was adapted from a recipe in the Taste of Home Baking Classics Cook Book
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 or 2 turnovers

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  1. a cream cheese crust and the berry-apple filling both sound heavenly! :)

  2. Welcome to SundaySupper! And what a fabulous dish you brought for your first time.

  3. Love the cranberries and cheese with the apples, this sounds so good and they look so tasty. Perfect treat for my daughter’s Birthday PArty.

  4. I love apples and cranberries together. Great dish. Welcome to Sunday Supper!

  5. Fantastic filling! Turnover are such a great dessert, especially when the filling leaks!

  6. Oh my gosh, I LOOOOVE the cranberries in this!

  7. Homemade turnover dough with cream cheese? Oh my word I am so in on that. I’m bookmarking this.

  8. I have never heard of using cream cheese in the pie crust before. What does that do?

    In any case, these look completely adorable. I bet they are just fun and delicious to eat.

  9. These look absolutely amazing! I love the combo of apples and cranberries. Happy #SS!

  10. I’ve been wanting to make something like this for awhile… and you make it look so doable! Simply delicious!

  11. Those look and sound unbelievable! Thank you so much for sharing

  12. I love the little spillage because that makes them look even more delicious! It’s like a tease to what’s inside.

  13. These are so cute and look so yummy! I just pinned this recipe! Can’t wait to try it! Yea #SundaySupper!

  14. Wow – this combo sounds heavenly! I would love to have one of those turnovers right about now…

  15. Apples and cranberries together are amazing. These turnovers sound absolutely amazing! Cream cheese in the pastry?! Yum!

  16. These turnovers look so good. I adore apple turnovers, adding cranberries is such a great idea.

  17. These look delicious. I love all the fall flavor in these turnovers. Yum!

  18. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time says:

    I’m always looking for something sweet and home made to include in my daughter’s lunch box. These look just perfect. The right size and something she’d love. Thanks for sharing!

  19. These look divine!!Love the crust and the filling ingredients and so tempted to make it myself :)Thanks for such a wonderful recipe!!Great pics too :)

  20. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    Don’t these little guys look cute and delicious! Welcome to #SundaySupper!

  21. Oh my goodness, do those look great. They would be so good for Thanksgiving or even Christmas!!

  22. Nicholle Olores says:

    This is simply delicious. It’s perfect for a rainy afternoon paired with hot chocolate drink!

  23. These look sooo good! We love dried cranberries here – another great way to use them. I can use dried yes?

  24. Love the idea using cranberries with apples…lovely turnovers!

  25. These look delish! What an awesome little dessert! Thanks for sharing!

  26. Your turnovers look picture perfect! I love seeing the juices oozing out of them…YUM! Great #SS post :)

  27. Oh goodness, I am practically drooling over these! I have some wild cranberries in my freezer that I picked thi summer…might put them to use!

  28. That pic is amazing !! All those colors just pop up ! Looks yummy ! Apple & cranberries must be a winning combo. Maybe around thanksgiving when cranberries are in abundance, will make this !

  29. Cranberries are one of my favorites! These look so great and I love the little sprinkle of sugar on top.

  30. Perfect little hand helf apple pies. Love it. I bet I can eat a whole batch of them by myself.

  31. Welcome to Sunday Supper! Isn’t this the greatest group? I’m so glad to be introduced to your beautiful blog. These turnovers looks absolutely perfect. And the combination of apple and cranberries feels so autumn-y to me.

  32. These little handpies are so cute. One of my favorite fall combinations are apples and cranberries so I’ll be making these for sure!

  33. great turnovers!

  34. I just made these this morning, and most of them are already gone! Incredibly delicious, and easy to make. It was my first time making the dough with cream cheese, and I really liked the outcome. Thank you for a great recipe!

  35. These look so good! Perfect to dip in some ice cream!


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