Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Apple Walnut Turnovers

Grandma had cut this recipe out of the Columbus Dispatch Magazine Section and placed it with a paper clip in Aunt Helen's cook book as it was dated July 11, 1976.

Apple Walnut Turnovers

2 cups flour
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup shortening*
5 Tbls. milk
3 medium baking apples
3 Tbls. chopped walnuts
3-4 Tbls. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 Tbls. butter, divided

Sift flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Cut in shortening*. Stir in milk to moisten dough. Roll out as for pie dough. Cut into six 5 inch squares. Pare, core, and dice apples. Place in bowl with walnuts, brown sugar, and spices. Toss to coat. For each turnover place about 3 Tbls. of apple mixture in center of each square. Dot with 1 tsp. butter. Moisten edges of pastry. Fold pastry corners over to form triangle and press edges together with a fork. Space turnovers 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Place in preheated 450 degree oven. Immediately reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake 20-25 minutes, till golden brown. You can drizzle with confectioner's sugar icing.
*You can replace the shortening with lard or palm shortening for a healthier version. I prefer the palm shortening, which can be purchased by Tropical Traditons on their website.

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