Savory Apple, Cheddar, and Thyme Turnovers
Yield 4 servings
1 tart apple, such as granny smith
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
2 sheets (9 inches square) frozen all-butter puff pastry, thawed according to package directions
1 cup shredded aged farmhouse cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Peel, quarter, and core the apple. Thinly slice the quarters and then cut into small dice. Have ready a small bowl of water. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat, and set the pan next to the water near your work surface. Roll out each sheet of puff pastry until it measures about 10 to 12 inches. Cut each sheet of pastry into 12 almost-square pieces. Top each piece with ½ teaspoon of cheese, 1 teaspoon of the apple, and a small amount of thyme. Brush the edges of the pastry pieces with the water, and then fold each piece in half on the diagonal to form a triangle. Press the edges together to seal. Place the turnovers on a baking sheet, spacing them about ½ inch apart. Brush the tops with the butter and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
Bake the turnovers until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a warmed platter and serve right away.