Thursday, October 15, 2009

Kids in the Kitchen - Easy Apple Turnovers

Mimi is really enjoying her time with me in the kitchen and asks every week what we can make. This week was her idea. She wanted apple pie so we compromised with apple turnovers.

Easy Apple Turnovers


2 or 3 apples, peeled and chopped, we used Golden Delicious which is a great cooking apple

2 Tbs melted butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 Tbs flour

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Pie Crust - we used store bought, hence the "easy" in the title.


2/3 cup powdered sugar

1/8 tsp cinnamon

2 or 3 tsp apple juice

Mix the filling ingredients and set aside. Cut each crust in half and then in quarters (this is a great time to introduce fractions to a 4 year old, really, she dug it). Fill each triangle with about 1/4 cup filling, fold over, seal edges with a fork (this was Mimi's favorite part and took her time to make sure it was done right). Prick tops with a fork. Bake at 375 for 20 to 30 minutes, until they are golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes then top with glaze and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar. Enjoy!

They are delicious and Mimi will feature them at her future restaurant, which she told me will be called The Four Musketeers. It's funny because my husband and I were just talking about what if one of our darlings didn't want to go to college but wanted to go to chef school or something like that (totally OK with us, but hard to swallow when you never questioned the "life after high school route", which we always assumed would be college). Then, out of the blue, Mimi told me she might be a cook when she grew up. Maybe she heard us talking :) Go over to A Little Fun With Me and Lu to check out more Kids in the Kitchen posts! I'm using this for my Kid Friendly Friday post as well. Join along by posting your Kid Friendly project, activity, recipe, etc. below. Have a great weekend!


  1. I would go to that restaurant!

  2. I wanna go to that resturant too! This is for sure on my list of things to do, we love apples in this house :)

  3. so easy wonder if you could use crescant rolls to do this as well? Just a thought. looks and sounds delicious

  4. Sorry...I posted the wrong link the first time!

  5. Sorry - I also posted the wrong link title the first time. Mr. Linky evidently had some old info from the last time I linked up!

  6. They look yummy! You make me wish for a little girl to bake with. :)

  7. oh yum! How fun that your daughter has the chance to cook with you so often. Great job!

  8. Sorry I didn't participate in KFF this week but I've been so sick ... however on my quick run to the store this afternoon I picked up all the ingredients to make these apple pie turnovers bc they look so great!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!

  9. HI there! Just stopping by your blog via Creatively Domestic!! Love it!! What an adorable blog you have here and even more cuter family ;-)!!

    Hope to be back by to visit. Feel free to stop by and see me at The Not So Perfect Housewife :-0