Some days are just ho hum, and you need a pick-me-up to turn things around. That, my friends, is when you must head to the kitchen. No, I’m not encouraging you to eat your feelings (though a once-in-a-while ice-cream binge never really hurt anyone, right?). But I am encouraging you to pour those feelings into something productive. And what’s more productive than dessert? Okay, lots of things are more productive than dessert. But lots of things are less productive, too. So, hungry yet?
These 20-minute apple turnovers (adapted from Food52) require two things I happened to have in my freezer and refrigerator at the end of a snowed-in week: apples and puff pastry. Throw in a whole lot of good spices and a bit of brown sugar, and you have the makings of a pretty awesome dessert. Like most great inventions, this recipe had me saying, “How have I not thought of this before?” I’m looking at you, Snuggie.
Yes, these turnovers are easy to make, but they also have that wonderful homemade-ness about them that you just can’t get from the store. They taste like somebody’s super cool, hyper-organized mom made them (what up, Beany and Bear?). Basically, they are the essence of productivity, wrapped in flaky pastry. And you don’t even have to tell anyone they only took 20 minutes.