I love apple pie..... hate making the crust.
I love danishes..... hate ones made with cheese.
So what did i think when i saw that this recipe was next? WTH... go for it.
The recipe is 3 parts: apples, cheese, puff pastry. The apple part was easy. I added a pinch of cinnamon (and made this the night before). The cheese part was easy.... also made this the night before; strained the cheese during the day.
The puff pastry part was another story. I NEVER worked with puff pastry before so i didnt really know what to expect. My first mistake: should have read the instructions on the box the night before because --- DUH! --- i was suppose to thaw the pastry for at least 40 minutes before beginning to work with it. So on Sunday morning, starving and ready to eat an apple turnover for breakfast (because the book says its best to eat it warm the day you make it), I was sad when i realized i had to wait at least another hour before breakfast was served. I didnt like working with the puff pastry sheets -- maybe because i was impatient and couldnt wait to start making the turnovers. Or maybe it was cause i hate working with dough (pie crust). Or maybe i was frustrated cause the pastry sheet was still frozen -- the dough kept breaking apart on me. And when i finally got it to be a pliable dough... it was sticking everywhere and i was dusting flour everywhere.
SIGH! Anyways.... i didnt make any nice triangles cause i was having a hard time with the pastry sheet as it was so i made huge rectangles. I think on 1 or 2 of them i overfilled it cause when it was time to close it, cheese was oozing everywhere. My turnovers were ready and a nice golden brown in 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
THE VERDICT: Even though i hate working with puff pastry, i must say that this is something that i will DEFINATELY make again (pastry thawed, accordingly, of course!). If the apples & cheese are made ahead of time and the pastry sheets are ready to go -- this is a breakfast item that can be whipped up in no time! I love this recipe! I'm two for two with the recipes I made so far.... i'm loving this book! Head over to Sweet Melissa Sundays to see how the other bakers made out with this super-easy, delicious breakfast treat.