Molasses apple turnovers

Molasses apple turnovers
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A few days ago, Alex was talking about the molasses Bear Paw cookies he loved as a kid. I was half listening, half answering Three Times a Day Facebook messages. A lot of you were asking for a recipe with apples. 

I thought to myself that apples and molasses would make a perfect compote. The taste is subtle, but still very intriguing. I hope you guys enjoy it! 

  • ServesServes 6
  • Prep time20 min
  • Cook time25 min
  • Timeout-
  • FreezingNe se congèle pas.


For the dough
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup salted butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
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    or dairy milk

  • 1 egg
  • 1 beaten egg, for assembly
For the compote
  • 6 apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or more, to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, and butter in a stand mixer until the texture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the egg and milk and knead until the mixture holds together. Refrigerate. 
  3. Place all the compote ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until apples are soft. Using a hand mixer, purée the mixture. Let cool.
  4. Roll out the dough on a floured work surface, then cut it into 12 rectangles.
  5. Place 6 rectangles on the baking sheet. Spread each rectangle with beaten egg. Add 1 tbsp of the compote mixture to the centre of each rectangle. Top with another piece of dough.
  6. Spread beaten egg on each turnover and press the edges closed with a fork.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until the turnovers are golden brown.
Recipe published on August 19, 2018