Have y'all heard of the Sandwich Maker? It's kinda like a waffle maker, but for sandwiches. It's really cool! Mine looks like this:
All of my "waffling" got me to wondering what I could "sandwich". Well, I had some "Jiffy" mix on hand (from the waffle post waiting in the wings), and some apples. I decided to try a dessert. Here's what I came up with:
Apple Shortcake Turnovers
What You Need:
1 apple cut into small chunks
1/2 tsp. flour (I used it... it's optional, though)
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. butter
dash of salt
1 cup Jiffy Mix
1 TB sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 TB melted butter
What You Do:
- Put your apple chunks into a small microwavable bowl.
- Add the flour, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
- Put the butter on top.
- Loosely cover the bowl and microwave it for 1 minute. Give it a stir and microwave it for a minute more. (Alternatively, you can cook apples on the stove until tender.)
- Mix the dough ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Knead the dough about 20 times.
- Divide the dough in half.
Putting it all together:
- Take half of the dough and divide it in half again. Flatten each piece out into a circle-ish or square-ish shape. You want the dough to be on the thin side.
- Place the flattened dough pieces onto the sandwich maker.
- Put filling into the indentations.
- Divide and flatten remaining dough and place on top of the filling.
- Close your sandwich maker and let it cook for a couple of minutes. Most of the steam should have disappeared by the time it is finished.
- Open sandwich maker, remove turnovers, and slice.
While these shortcake turnovers are really yummy all by themselves, I think they would be even yummier with a drizzling of icing.
If you really want to go all out... try them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a little bit of caramel sauce!
You can get creative. Experiment with different fillings and toppings.
The possibilities are endless!