Mrs. Rheba’s Apple Turnovers GF
When I was young, Mrs. Rheba Tiner would make fried apple turnovers and share them with our family. Once when she babysat me after school, she made these just for me to make me feel at home. How could I not feel at home….her house was adorned in flowers and ferns. Her hanging baskets were dripping with flowers and never looked dry like mine. Her entire yard was manicured in a park like fashion with a winding walkway through her blooming bushes of azalea’s and lilly’s. Plants bloomed as if she told them to and the flowers wanted to obey. Only a person close to God can grow plants like this or cook like she did…Amen?
Every year I try to grow hanging flowers like hers….even name them after people that I miss dearly in my life. Here are some past plants of mine which remind me of her….
This year we are in a drought and have way to many allergies to even try….so we dream through pictures of the past.
I made Kate Chan’s croissant dough and rolled it into a log to refrigerate. Then cut the log into equal cookie sized portions. Using powdered sugar to roll out the turnover without sticking to the rolling pin, I rolled it into an oval and dolloped my Aunt Darse’s Apple Butter in the center. I’m pretty sure all she makes her apple butter with is apples and cinnamon, but will check soon:) I folded the turnover dough and used a fork to seal the dough just like Mrs. Rheba did in her kitchen.
Now….Mrs. Rheba fried her turnovers and they were so crisp and flaky! I put my turnovers on parchment paper in a cookie sheet then spray with gf oil or butter spray. Then bake at 375* for about 10 minutes or until brown.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and eat…..Mmmm….almost just like Mrs. Rheba’s! I hope you cook these for someone special and make them feel at home and they will never know they are gluten free…
With love yáll , Jennifer