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    Fresh Cherry Turnovers

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    1 hr 10 mins

    45 mins

    25 mins

    kitchengrrl's Note:

    This recipe was posted by request. It's from Country Living Magazine, a summer issue from 200, I think. These are absolutely the MOST delicious things EVER, and I think the dough would make an excellent pie crust for most any kind of fruit pie.

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    Cream-Cheese Dough



    1. 1
      *Makethe dough: In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine the flour, sugar, ginger, and salt.
    2. 2
      Pulse until well blended.
    3. 3
      Add butter and cream cheese to the processor and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal.
    4. 4
      With processor running, slowly add water and mix just until dough comes together.
    5. 5
      Form dough into a disk and wrap with plastic wrap.
    6. 6
      Chill dough for 30 minutes.
    7. 7
      *Formthe turnovers: In a medium bowl, mix the cherries, lemon zest, lemon juice, cornstarch, and salt together and set aside.
    8. 8
      *Assemble:Ona lightly floured surface, roll out dough and cut out 6-inch circles.
    9. 9
      Gather and rechill dough scraps and repeat until 15 dough circles are cut out.
    10. 10
      Evenly divide the cherry filling among the dough circles.
    11. 11
      Dampen the edge of each dough circle and fold in half over the cherry filling.
    12. 12
      Lightly press the edges with the tines of a fork to seal each half-moon-shaped turnover.
    13. 13
      Place turnovers on two parchment-lined baking sheets and chill for at least 30 minutes.
    14. 14
      *Bakethe turnovers: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    15. 15
      Use a sharp knife to cut 2 or 3 small slits on top of each turnover to create vents.
    16. 16
      Place turnovers on the middle rack of the oven and bake until crust is golden and cherry juice begins to ooze from the vent holes-- 20 to 25 minutes.
    17. 17
      Cool turnovers on a wire rack.
    18. 18
      Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 10, 2009


      This dough is fabulous! I left out the crystallized ginger and used pie filling instead of fresh fruit because it's winter here in Michigan and it was still wonderful! I agree, this would make a very tasty pie crust especially for a fresh strawberry pie. Or even a fruit tart. Reminds me of a short bread cookie. So glad I found this recipe here! Thanks!

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    • on April 21, 2008


      I didn't make the dough, I used another recipe for that, so I can't speak to it. But this was just perfect for fresh cherry filling. I'd been looking for something like this forever. So glad I found this! Too bad it took me almost a year to post my review! Thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Fresh Cherry Turnovers

    Serving Size: 1 (1262 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 215.7
    Calories from Fat 108
    Total Fat 12.0 g
    Saturated Fat 7.5 g
    Cholesterol 32.7 mg
    Sodium 217.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 10.6 g
    Protein 2.7 g

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