Turnover is a type of pastry stuffed with filling which is either sweet like fruits and savoury like meats and vegetables. This treats are considered to be a type of a portable pie which existed during the ancient times. Though turnovers had existed for a long time apple turnovers is quite a newer invention and the first evidence of a recipe similar to the modern apple turnovers showed up during the 1753 found in a recipe book called The Complete Housewife. It says
"Apple Pasties to Fry.
Pare and quarter apples, and boil them in sugar and water, and a stick of cinnamon, and when tender, put in a little white wine, the juice of a lemon, a piece of fresh butter, and a little ambergrease or orange-flower water; stir all together, and when it is cold put it in puff-paste, and fry them".
As it states the first version is fried but in 1972 a baked version appeared in the book The New Art of Cookery According to Present Practice. The name turnovers only showed up in 1874 in a cookbook called Cassell’s Dictionary of Cookery with Numerous Illustrations.
Similar to sandwich its main purpose is providing a portable meal or dessert. For this post we will be making some sweet variant which contains apples and raisins, it can be enjoyed as a snack or as a dessert.