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Cherry Turnovers

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Ingredients

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10 5-1/2 in. Puff Pastry Squares
12 oz Frozen Cherries, pitted
0.25 Cup Sugar
0.50 Orange
0.25 Cup Water
2 TBS Cornstarch
Glaze
0.75 Cup Powdered Sugar
0.50 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 TBS Water

Cherry Turnovers

A triangle Purim Confection

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    Sweet and tart cherry filling inside pillow, flaky pastry topped with a rich vanilla glaze. Ummm, yes please! These cherry turnovers are everything that your table needs.

    • 40 Minutes
    • Serves 10
    • Easy

    Ingredients

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    Sweet and tart cherry filling inside pillowy, flaky pastry topped with a rich vanilla glaze.  Ummm, yes please! These cherry turnovers are everything that your Seuda needs.

    When I was brainstorming what I should make this Purim, I knew that I wanted to avoid hamantaschen this year.  I’m really in the mood to mix things up and create a buffet of foods that stretch the imagination while still honoring the holiday.  

    If you follow my blog, you may see that I refreshed the photos for my fish wontons.  That’s another dish that my family insists I make now each Purim. What to serve with them is always the question.  So I went for a sweet treat that is not a cookie at all. A delicious cherry turnover.

    This recipe is easy to prepare and ready to eat just a few minutes out of the oven. You can also refrigerate these and eat them a few days later either cold or room temperature.  If you want to rewarm them, don’t glaze them right away. Save the glaze in the refrigerator and glaze them just before eating. If you reheat these with the glaze on, all that sweetness will just melt and slide away.

    For this recipe you may want to have: a good sheetpan, a potato masher, a pastry bag

    Happy Cooking! Be sure to comment.  I’d love to see your pictures, answer your questions and hear your experiences.  If you like my content, please subscribe and follow us on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.  

    #BetheMasterofMealtime   #CandidlyDelicious

    Steps

    1
    Done

    Pull the Puff Pastry from the freezer as you begin. Preheat the oven to 350. Prepare a sheetpan with parchment paper.

    2
    Done

    In a skillet over Medium Heat, add Frozen Cherries (I like to use dark cherries, but either will work), Sugar, Zest of your ½ Orange, then the juice of the ½ Orange.

    3
    Done

    In a separate dish, whisk together the water and cornstarch to create a slurry. Add it to the cherry mixture.

    4
    Done

    Warm this mixture, stirring frequently until thickened. Then gently press all the cherries with a potato masher to break them up and get all the juices out.

    5
    Done

    Continue to cook and stir until the cherries are surrounded by a thick sauce that matches their deep red color. Then remove the filling from heat and set aside until it reaches room temperature.

    6
    Done

    To fill the pastry, lay each one in front of you carefully at an angle so they look like diamonds. Add 1-½ to 2 TBS of cherry filling to the center. Wet your finger and run it along the edges of the pastry square. Now bring the corner closest to you, and the one furthest from you together, press. Now press along the two open edges, pinching together the dough. Gently move the turnover to your sheetpan. Repeat for all 10.

    7
    Done

    Bake the turnovers for 25-30 minutes at 350. They will not brown. You are looking for the pastry to be light and flaky and fully puffed up. There should be a blonde shade to the tops, not the raw yellow shade. Note: if you do want a golden brown top, then brush each with a little beaten egg prior to baking.

    8
    Done

    Once the cherry turnovers come out of the oven, allow them to cool for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together the glaze ingredients. It should be thick and sticky, but still drizzles when you lift the whisk. If it does not, add a few more drops of water and whisk again.

    9
    Done

    Now, scoop all the icing into a piping bag with no tip. You will just snip a little of the tip of the bag, to let the icing pipe out. If you prefer, you can simply drizzle the icing with the whisk or a spoon. Drizzle the desired amount of glaze over each of the turnovers and serve hot and fresh!

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