I got this recipe from a Little House on The prairie cook book of mine.
This recipe will make 12 rather large turnovers.
FOR THE CRUST:
- 4 cup Flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 1/3 cup shortening
- 12-16 Tbs cold water
1) Stir together flour and salt
2) Add shortening and cut ( cutting is rolling it around in the flour and chopping it up with fork)
3) sprinkle 2 Tbs of water and roll it back and forth in the bowl. Repeat till all is moistened. When you are done set aside to chill
FOR THE FILLING:
- 6-8 Apples
- 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon or nutmeg
Peel, core, slice, and chop apples. Mix them in a bowl with brown sugar, and spice. Set aside to chill. Divide the crust up in 12 even balls, then roll one ball out until it is 1/8 inches thick. Now get the apple filling out of the fridge and put about 3 Tbs of it on the middle of the crust. wet the edges with water or the juice in the bottom of your mixing bowl and fold the crust in half, and press the edges of it together with a fork.
TO BAKE THE TURNOVERS
Preheat the oven to 425 as you butter the baking sheets. Transfer the turnovers to the sheets and bake 20-25 minutes, until they are nicely browned.
TO FRY THE TURNOVERS
You'll need 4 tsp. of butter. Put half the butter in a skillet. Put about 3 turnovers in and cook on medium-high heat 10 minutes on each side. Repeat with remaining pastries.
Dust warm turnovers with powdered sugar and let them cool.