A few weekends ago I felt like making homemade puff pastry treats like rasberry turnovers or apple turnovers. Yuummmm! And who doesn’t like some chocolate banana filling? Fortunately I had everything I needed at home and it took only 10 minutes to prep and another 20 to bake! That’s faster than going to a bakery 😉 Here are 3 sweet ways to fill puff pastry.
There’s a great community here in Germany called Foodsharing. Volunteers pick up food that is about to expire at grocery stores and give it out to others. It’s a great way to try new foods and also it’s so good for the enviroment. Most of the foods used in this recipe are from Foodsavers. The Apple, Banana and puff pastry dough are all saved from the dumbster and offered me and my boyfriend a great breakfast 🙂
Pre-heat the oven to 400F. Unroll the puff pastry sheet and cut it into 6 squares.
Fill two squares with chocolate chunks and banana and two squares with rasberry jam.
Place 2 – 3 tbsp of jam in the center of each square. Cut up the apple and microwave it on high for about 2-3 minutes.
Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the last two squares an top it with the apple.
Fold all over into triangles and press edges to seal. I used fork to do so. I rolled the ones with apple filling into tiny pieces of perfection. Now brush the tops with a little egg yolk (optionally you can sprinkle them with sparkling sugar).
Bake the puff pastry turnovers for 20 minutes. Don’t worry if the filling oozes. Just make sure it doesn’t burn.
Don’t make the same mistake as me and just take a bite out of those heavinly treats. I burned my tongue! Let them cool a bit on a rack first.
Here in Germany we love puff pastry for breakfast or as a treat in the afternoon with a nice cup of coffee. By the way we call the time in the afternoon (Kaffee und Kuchen Zeit) which means coffee and cake time and is basically the german version of tea time.
Hope you enjoy this quick and easy recipe as much as I do.