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Warm Apple Cider Soup with
Crispy Apple Turnovers
Charlie Trotter Cooks at Home
by Charlie Trotter, 2000, Ten Speed Press
6 cups apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 whole allspice berries
1 cup peeled, cored and diced Granny Smith apple
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 sheets filo dough
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
4 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
To make the soup: Cook all of the ingredients in a
large saucepan over medium heat for 30 minutes, or until reduced by half.
Strain through a
fine-mesh sieve and set aside. Warm before serving.
To prepare the filling: Place the apples in a small
bowl and toss with
the lemon juice until well coated. Drain the excess
lemon juice, add
and cinnamon, and toss.
To make the turnovers: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
sheet of filo out, brush with 2 tablespoons of the melted butter, and
sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the confectioners’ sugar. Top with a
sheet of filo and repeat
the process. Place the last sheet of filo on the
brush with the remaining butter. Cut the filo lengthwise into
3-inch-wide strips. Turn
the strips over so the buttered side is
down, and place a spoonful of
the filling mixture at the end
of 1 strip.
Fold over a bottom corner diagonally
to form a triangle.
(The bottom edge
should align with the side edge.) Continue folding
the triangle in
alternating directions to the end of the strip. Repeat the
process with the
remaining strips. Place on a baking sheet and
for 15 to 20 minutes, or
until golden brown.
Place a warm apple turnover in the center of each bowl and
the warm soup around the turnover.
Filo is a dough rolled paper-thin. When you open a package of filo
unroll them and immediately cover with a damp paper towel to prevent
from drying out. Each time you take a sheet, cover the remainder promptly.
is available in the freezer section of most grocery stores. It is
spelled “fillo” or “phyllo”, so don’t be confused, they are all the
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