Homemade Apple Turnovers and Foolproof Pie Crust

Disclosure: I am partnering with Kauffman’s Fruit Farm as a blog ambassador. I have received these Kauffman’s Fruit Farm products for free; however, all opinions remain my own. 

I do like to cook homemade products for the family when I get in the mood to cook. We received the Gift Box of Orchard Samples from Kauffman’s Fruit Farm. I personally only cared about the apple butter spread that came in the box.

Del is an avid apple pie lover. However, very few people can make it to his liking and leaves me to having to make his homemade apple pie. When I got this sampler, I decided to make him homemade apple turnovers instead. I didn’t make the frosting go on them, but we had vanilla ice cream to go with it.

I’m also going to pass along to you my mother’s Foolproof Pie Crust. It’s the type of pie crust that will become flaky and melt in your mouth. I’m sure you’re going to love it on your homemade apple pie turnovers. Be sure and check out Kauffman’s blog post giving you 4 steps to a perfect pie crust.

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Foolproof Pie Crust
Recipe Type: Pie Crust
Author: Belated Pam Bunch
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Serves: 2 pie crusts
You can handle making this simple homemade pie crust. You can refrigerate up to 2 weeks and still turns out good. Freezes indefinitely!
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 4 c. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 3/4 c. Crisco
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 c. water
  1. Step 1:
  2. Mix together
  3. tsp. salt
  4. c. flour
  5. Tbsp sugar
  6. Step 2:
  7. /4 Crisco
  8. Step 3:
  9. Mix together
  10. large egg
  11. Tbsp. vinegar
  12. /2 c. water
  13. Roll into 4 or 5 balls; wrap in wax paper. Chill about 2 hours. Makes 2 (9 inch) pie crusts.


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Homemade Apple Turnovers
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Crystal Green
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Serves: 3-4 apple turnovers
These are really simple homemade apple turnovers to make.
  • 5 apples
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 Tbl flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  2. Make the Foolproof Pie Crust shared above.
  3. Then instead of putting them in a pan cut each of the layers of pie crust to the size you want your turnovers to be.
  4. Peel and dice up the apples and pour the lemon juice over them as you cut them. (The tablespoon needs to be spread out over all of them.)
  5. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix them well.
  6. Spoon mixture onto a side of pie crust and then enclose it with the other side.
  7. Be sure to curl up the sides into one piece.
  8. Then place on pan and cook for 60 minutes.
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Kauffman’s Fruit Farm Sampler Review

The fruit farm sampler was nice. I was thrilled to try the apple butter spread because I grew up eating apple butter spread a good bit. This apple butter spread was delicious, even though it had more tart flavoring than I am used to tasting. The apples we nice and fresh!

The apple Snitz has to be something that you acquire a taste for because I couldn’t get through trying it. I’ve never had that before! I was anticipating them to be like apple chips. That part was a bit disappointing for me.

Get to Know Kauffman’s Fruit Farm

Kauffman’s “Family Orchard” products have been recognized and enjoyed since the early 1900’s. Founder Amos L. Kauffman planted the first fruit trees in 1911, and today the 3rd, 4th, & 5th generations own & operate the business.

Our warehouse and country market are located in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Dutch Country, along Rt. 340 between the villages of Bird-In-Hand and Intercourse (directions). Our nearby orchards produce over 135 varieties of tree fruits on 100 acres and are managed with a visionary focus that watches changing consumer needs and national market conditions.

You can find out more about them by visiting their website. You can connect with them on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram. You can also gain even more ideas from their blog too.

What’s your favorite way to eat apples?



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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

2 comments on “Homemade Apple Turnovers and Foolproof Pie Crust”

  1. Awesome! That’s MY mama’s pie crust recipe, too! 🙂 Isn’t it fabulous? The unusual additions of egg and vinegar take it over-the-top in flakiness and tenderness. I’m convinced you can put anything in that crust, and it will be good! Thanks for sharing…stopping by from the Mommy Moments link-up!

    • It is really good. I’m glad to see that your mama used this recipe too. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

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