Wednesday, November 01, 2006



There are many many recipes for home made turnovers, popovers and similar regional treats floating around. You may decide to use a specific type of flour or refrigerator dough or a yeast dough or maybe a secret dough ingredient passed down in your family.
One of my favorite quick turnover ideas.
Use cresent roll dough and a jar of your favorite jam or preserves...

Today, I wanted to share an easy and tasty favorite for a quick cream cheese turnover dough.


Preheat oven to 375 F

1/4 lb. cream cheese
1/4 lb. butter
1 cup flour
Your favorite filling

Filling suggestions:

Apple Pie Filling
Blueberry Pie Filling
Lemon Pie Filling
Lemon Curd
Peach Jam or Preserves
Rasberry Jam or Preserves
Red Raspberry Jam or Preserves
Strawberry Jam or Preserves
Crushed Pineapple

Cream the cheese and butter together well.
Stir in flour amounts until batter mixes to a smooth dough.
Chill finished dough for at least 45 minutes before rolling out.

Roll out dough on a surface which has been lightly dusted with flour.
Roll out thin and cut into rounds using a biscuit cutter.

Place small portions of your favorite filling in the center of each circle.You can mix and match fillings if you like.
For example make half a batch with apple and the other half with peach.

Turn over your turnovers and crimp together the edges with a fork, sealing well.
Make several small slits in the top of the dough to allow steam to escape.
*You can put 2 slits in the apple ones and 3 in the peach ones so you can tell them apart.
Bake just until light brown.

Other Options:
Brush your turnover with a glaze just before baking to add some shine.
Simple Pastry Glaze:
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons water
mix well

After Baking:
Sprinkle turnovers with cinnamon / a sugar & cinnamon /or a cinnamon & splenda mixture.
Sprinkle turnovers with a little powdered sugar.

These turnovers are great with a cup of coffee for breakfast or as a dessert at the end of a special meal. Any type of simple dessert can be dressed up.

For a special dessert idea - place 1 or 2 turnovers on a pretty plate, drizzle with a small amount of honey or a white powdered sugar glaze and a spring of mint.
If you use blackberry preserves, place a few blackberrys on the plate.
Using apple pie filling, use a few slices of apple.
Strawberry filling, accent the plate with one or 2 strawberries.

Use your imagination.

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