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Inside Out Apple Turnover

Here is a great recipe created with puff pastry. My friend Erica over at the Crumby Kitchen inspired this recipe. A couple of weeks ago she made a drink using a hollowed out apple as the drink utensil. I loved the concept, but being a non-drinker, I wondered what I could create with a the same vessel.

Begin by scooping out a couple of Honeycrisp apples. I use a small biscuit cutter to get a clean circle then cut through the apple with a thin knife.

Cut a strip of puff pastry at the fold.  Cut a crown pattern cut in half. Lightly butter the dough then cover with a mixture of 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon depending on your tastes.

Roll into a cinnamon roll and place in a small cupcake pan and place the apples in an individual cast iron pan.

Place both the cupcake pan and apples in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove and carefully remove the pastry and place it in the apple center.

Bake for five more minutes.

Top with  salted caramel sauce and enjoy.