Cookies, cake, donuts, they all contain eggs or butter, which makes it difficult to find vegan pastries. But it’s deffinitley not impossible! I found vegan puff pastry in a Dutch store called Jumbo, but there are more supermarkets that sell it. You can make delicious pastries with this, like chocolate croissants and one of my favorites apple turnovers!
Ingredients – 10 vegan apple turnovers
- 2 apples
- Vegan puff pastry
- Half a lemon
Personally I love to eat these pastries during Christmas or New Years eve, they look so festive!
- Take the puff pastry out of the freezer and let the slices thaw.
- Let the raisins soak in water for a bit while you remove the core from the apples and cut them in small pieces.
- Put the diced apples, raisins and the cut-up walnuts in a bowl.
- Season the mixture with cinnamon, a table spoon sugar and some lemon juice.
5. Take the plastic off the pastry slice and fold it into a triangle. Make sure that the sticky side is on the inside by the way, Kelvin and I learned from that mistake, haha. Press one side of the triangle down so you create a cup.
6. Take out the baking tray and make sure to preheat the oven on 220°C.
7. Fill the cup with the apple mixture and then press down the open side with our fingers. Use the tip of a fork to create a pattern on the outer edges of the turnover. It is not really necessary, but I love the look of it, haha. It is also very nostalgic to me, me and my mom used to make them like this.
8. I have learned to sweep egg-white on top of the turnovers, but because we want to make these turnovers vegan I used water, and let me tell you, they turn out just as brown and crispy!
9. The water also helps to let the sugar stick on top of the turnovers. I used about a tea spoon, but you can always use more or less.
10. Place a sheet of baking paper on the baking tray and place your apple turnovers on top of them.
11. Bake them for 15-20 minutes, take them out of the oven, let them cool down a bit and they are done!
Perfect golden brown and sugary, just the way I like them! What do you eat on new years’ eve?