Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 1/2 cups sugar - divided use

  2. 1/2 cup heavy cream

  3. 1/2 cup orange juice

  4. 1/'2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter - divided use

  5. 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract - divided use

  6. 2 tablespoons orange zest

  7. 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

  8. 2 cups Fuji apples, peeled, cored and diced

  9. 2 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced

  10. 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  11. 1/4 cup sweet marsala wine

  12. 20 ounces Wisconsin Farmstead Mascarpone cheese

  13. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  14. 16 (6-inch diameter) pie dough rounds, cut from pastry sheets

  15. 2 large eggs, beaten for egg wash

  16. 2 tablespoons coarse sugar

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. For Caramel: Place 2 cups sugar in small sauce pot. Cook over high heat until it starts to melt. Continue stirring until sugar is completely melted and starts to turn golden brown. Reduce heat and slowly add cream until sugar cools. Add orange juice,1/2 cup butter and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Remove from heat and strain. Stir in orange zest and set aside. For Filling: Melt 2 tablespoons butter and the brown sugar in large sauté pan. Add apples and cook until they start to soften. Sprinkle in cornstarch; cook until mixture starts to thicken. Carefully add marsala and remaining 2 teaspoons vanilla; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool. Beat Mascarpone, 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon in mixing bowl until smooth, being careful not to overbeat. Fold cooled apples into the cheese mixture until incorporated. Final Preparation: Place heaping tablespoon of apple filling in center of each pastry round. Brush edges with egg wash. Fold pastry in half, creating half moon shape. Press edges together and press with fork to seal. Brush turnovers with remaining egg; sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake at 350°F (175°C) 22 to 27 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with orange caramel sauce. Add scoop of vanilla ice cream on side, if desired. Or serve with a dollop of equal portions of Mascarpone and whipped cream, mixed.


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