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Cherry Turnovers

When you're working with puff pastry, choose the brand with the shortest ingredient list -- it will taste most like homemade.

  • prep: 20 mins
    total time: 1 hour
  • servings: 8

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1 box (17.25 ounces, 2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) frozen cherries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten with 2 teaspoons water (for egg wash)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons coarse sanding (or granulated) sugar

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, using a rolling pin, roll out each sheet of dough, still folded into a rectangle about 10 by 14 inches (trim edges straight with a pizza cutter or knife). Cut each rectangle into quarters to form 8 small rectangles.

  2. Step 2

    In a medium bowl, combine cherries, flour, granulated sugar, and lemon juice; toss to coat. Mound cherry mixture on one side of each rectangle, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Lightly brush border with water; fold other side of pastry over cherry mixture, and press edges firmly to seal. With a floured fork, crimp edges.

  3. Step 3

    Transfer turnovers to a baking sheet. With a paring knife, cut 3 to 4 slits in the top of each turnover. Brush tops with egg wash, and sprinkle with sanding sugar.

  4. Step 4

    Bake until turnovers are golden and puffed, and filling is bubbling, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Source
Everyday Food, April 2007

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Reviews (7)

  • 16 Sep, 2009

    is there a substitute for the egg wash, due to that I'm allergic to eggs. these look so good i would like to make these.

  • 6 Aug, 2009

    If I use canned fruit, do I drain the excess liquid? Thanks for the help.

  • 4 Jun, 2008

    Mmm, I'm going to make these with raspberry pie filling! and blueberries when they are in season. My bushes are loaded with unripe ones right now!

  • 4 Jun, 2008

    Yes, fresh cherries can be used. And I agree, what a great easy recipe to use with the kids. Cherries are great right now. You could also use the canned cherries if you need to.

  • 3 Jun, 2008

    Can fresh bing cherries be used in this recipe?

  • 3 Jun, 2008

    Can fresh bing cherries be used in this recipe?

  • 3 Jun, 2008

    This seems like such an easy recipe, even the kids could get involved! In fact, I'm babysitting my neice for a few weeks this summer, and i think I'll add this to our already growing list of activities!!