Nobody seems to know who created this celebratory day - when it first began or why they chose July to observe it since apples are typically associated with fall and winter, but it is an annual event.
Turnovers and hand pies are filled pastries that are easy to carry and delicious to eat. Made with a pie or puff crust, they can be sweet or savory, baked or fried, topped or not.
Hand pies have been around for centuries. Initially called portable pies, they were usually filled with apples, a filling that still tops the favorites list. Other popular fillings are blueberries, cherries, pork, chicken, and beef.
Vegan? No problem. Apple turnovers are yummy either way. Try this tasty vegan recipe from Mattie.
Indulge. What better way to celebrate National Apple Turnover Day than with apple turnovers? Bake or buy - treat yourself to a centuries-old delight that remains just as popular today.
Watch a film. You don't have to be a foodie to love films that feature food. They often have great stories as well. Check, out director Linda Palmer-Cardone's Turnover, a family friendly film that serves up laughs and a lot of love. Also, take a look at this list of other foodie films. While they don't feature turnovers, they do satisfy the appetite for entertainment - and noshing on turnovers while watching takes care of that other little detail. Enjoy!
Happy National Apple Turnover Day from the Holiday Chicks!
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