An afternoon tea classic found on essentially-england.com
What are apple turnovers? At the most basic, they are sugar-covered puff pastry triangles, filled with stewed apples. But at their most wonderful, apple turnovers can be a lot more than that. Served hot from the oven, golden and crunchy with sugar, filled with spiced apples they make a memorable end to a meal.
Alternatively, you can serve them cold with your afternoon tea. In that case, a second filling of whipped cream may be added to the pastry triangles.
Whichever route you choose, apple turnovers need to be fresh to be memorable, the puff pastry at its most crunchy. There’s nothing appetising about soggy, flabby pastry. And there are many brands of good quality ready-made puff pastry in the shops if you don’t feel like making your own.