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Easy As… Apple Turnovers These delicious plant-based treats will satisfy your apple pie cravings in less than 30 minutes! RECIPE & PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAM TURNBULL – Food blogger and creative voice behind It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken, from Toronto, ON. ITDOESNTTASTELIKECHICKEN

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Makes 12 turnovers

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hese taste like mini apple pies wrapped in flaky puff pastry! Unlike pie pastry, puff pastry is surprisingly easy to work with and very forgiving. Even if your unbaked turnovers look a little wonky, you’ll be amazed by how gorgeous they’ll look coming out of the oven. You can easily find prepared puff pastry in the freezer section of your grocery store, and many brands are even vegan (usually the cheaper brands, so it’s a win-win)! Just double check the ingredients to be sure. Courtesy of Fast Easy Cheap Vegan: 101 Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less, for $10 or Less, and With 10 ingredients or Less! / Published by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House Ltd. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

• 2 cups peeled and small-diced apples, any kind (about 2 apples) • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar • ¾ tsp. cinnamon • 2 sheets (1 pound) frozen puff pastry, thawed (check to make sure it’s vegan) • 2–3 Tbsp. plant-based milk, such as soy or oat (optional) • 2–3 Tbsp. white sugar (optional)

1. Preheat your oven to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Into a medium bowl, add the apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon, and mix to evenly coat the apples. 3. Roll out the puff pastry to about ⅛ inch thick. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut the dough into twelve 4-inch squares. 4. Fill each square with about two heaping tablespoons of apple filling. 5. Fold the pastry in half diagonally over the apples to make a triangle, and use a fork to press and crimp the edges closed. Repeat with the remaining turnovers.

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6. Use a sharp knife to cut three slits in the top of each turnover. Carefully transfer to the prepared baking sheet. It’s okay if they look a little odd; they will look beautiful once baked. 7. Optionally, you can brush the top of each turnover with a bit of plant-based milk and then sprinkle sugar over top. This will make the turnovers extra golden and sparkly. 8. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the pastry is puffed up and golden. Let cool on the pan for 10 minutes before serving. Nutrition facts per turnover Calories 186; protein 3 g; fat 10 g; carbs 23 g.

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