Friday, January 18, 2013

Scottish Recipes - Apple Turnover with Lemon Drizzle Iicing

Apple Turnover

An Apple Turnover is my cake or sweet of choice in a Scottish bakery almost every time

Back in the day, in Scotland I remember Mr Tartan Tastes bringing them home from a Bakers and we would enjoy the delicious fluffy, sweet Turnovers with a hot cup of tea.... Ahhh

It's something I miss from home immensely

So I just had to make these this week, to curb my cravings for something sweet, sticky and finger licking good

To make Apple Turnovers

You will need

1 sheet of frozen puff pastry
4 small granny smith apples (peeled, cored, and chopped)
5 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp water

1 beaten egg for brushing

For the Drizzle
Powdered sugar
A little water to make a paste
A few drops of lemon food flavouring
Yellow food colouring

Puff pastry & Apples

Makes 4

  • Place chopped apples, sugar and water in a medium pot and bring to boil to melt the sugar
Apple Filling

  • Simmer well until water has evaporated and apples are soft and fluffy (about10-15 minutes) 
Apple Filling

  • Take off heat and lay to the side to cool

  • Make the lemon icing by putting powdered sugar in a bowl, add a little water until a thick paste is made, add the yellow colour and the lemon flavour, place in fridge until ready to use

  • Cut defrosted sheet of pastry into 4 squares
Puff Squares

  • Scoop an equal amount of the cooled apple filling onto each square
Apple Turnovers

  • Fold each square, corner to corner, using egg to seal the seams, press down seams to seal
Apple Turnover

  • Brush each Turnover with egg, cut a slit on top for air to escape, then sprinkle with sugar
Apple Turnover

  • Bake for 12 minutes on the middle rack at 420F/215C

  • Once baked and golden, leave on a wire rack to cool
Apple Turnover

  • Once cooled completely, drizzle the lemon icing over the top of each turnover using a piping bag 
Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

Enjoy, my Tartan Taster's

Go on eat one without licking your fingers, I dare you


Scottish Word of the Day - een - eyes
(I cant believe my een, these turnovers look good enough to eat)

Linking to watch out martha ; homestoriesatoz ; craftytexasgirls


  1. I'm definitely going to have to try these! My hubby is Scottish heritage, but we've never been there or eaten any Scottish food. We're hoping to plan a trip to Scotland soon. Any must sees for a first timer?

    1. Lauren you should give them a try for sure.

      I am originally for a large town called Dunfermline near Edinburgh, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a must see its a lot of fun, it is held every August, the Military Tattoo show held within Edinburgh Castle is a must see too. You should check out this amazing blog she has some amazing must-dos nder her Scotland tab, she has gone places that I have never gone and I want to next tme :)

  2. YUM! Angela these look so easy and delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Thursday :) Have a great weekend!

  3. Yum. Angela Ive never baked these myself as it always seemed too intimidating but do remember getting them at Tesco and putting squishy cream on them, will give this a shot :)

  4. The lemon drizzle really puts these turnover over the top.. love them. Thanks for sharing this recipe on foodie friday.

  5. A cup of coffee would go great with these. I'm currently hosting a giveaway to win a $20 Starbucks gift card and would love for you to enter!

  6. Oh my goodness, these sound amazing! Pinning!!

  7. These look so good and the lemon glaze on top sounds amazing. So glad you shared these on my party. Have a great week.

  8. that looks easy enough and they look so yummy~! thanks for sharing

  9. Hi,
    You have some great ideas and we would like for you to share with our readers too. We are hosting our first link party tomorrow and we would like to invite you to link up with us. We have a fun blog to co-host with us. Hope to see you there.

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  10. Oh my goodness, I could eat one of these right now! Yum! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

  11. I'm loving the combination of the apple and lemon! I'd love to have you come and share on Taste and Tell Thursdays!

  12. This looks yummy! Please share this in a new Linky Party --Weekend Kitchen Creations at Please join us, share your delicious creation, build more traffic for your blog and get other scrumptious ideas.

  13. Oh I love the Lemon Drizzle! This sounds like such a perfect fit!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - see you there again next week with more deliciousness :)


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