Rum Spiked Apple Turnovers are packed with spiced apples, a dash of dark rum, all wrapped around flaky puff pastry for the taste of apple pie without the hassle!
I must be losing my mind. I wait all year long for the fall to start. It’s my absolute favorite time of the year. The weather is crisp and cool, the humidity has finally left the air. The leaves start to change, and the clothing. Well you can never go wrong with jeans, a good pair of boots and the perfect cozy sweater.
So what do I do as soon as fall starts to show its face? I run down south to Florida to visit my parents, where it is definitely not sweater weather. Do not ask me about the timing of this trip, it just is what it is.
You know what it also is right now? Apple season and baking season. So let’s get to it with some Rum Spiked Apple Turnovers!
I always feel like there’s something in the fall air that screams “let’s make a pie”. Seems like a weird feeling when all the good pie making fruit is ready to go in the summer. However I think this feeling stems back from trips to the farms on Eastern Long Island in September in October to pick pumpkins and stop off at our favorite fruit and pie stand on the way home.
They had the best pies, hands down anywhere on Long Island. Don’t get my wrong, my mom made a damn good pie. She had that flaky crust down – always my favorite part – and I would sit and pick at it until little bits were missing around the edges. For me though, that pie making gene must of skipped a generation or came a little late. I’m finally getting the hang of it but my preference will always go towards hand pies and turnovers.
It definitely has to do with the crust to filling ratio in these cases or maybe it’s the use of puff pastry with turnovers. Let’s get the basics down, the crust is made in advance for you and the filling takes 15-20 minutes tops depending how fast your knife skills are with those apples.
So what makes one turnover a little more special than the other? It’s the flavoring baby, it’s all in the flavor. This one has apples paired with fall spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla) and a splash of spiced rum to complement it all.
Apples and rum – haven’t had it? You really must, it’s a pairing that’s meant to be. Just like apples and pie.
This Rum Spiked Apple Turnover Recipe originally appeared on Food Fanatic.