Saturday, January 28, 2012

Turnover Pastry Dough

From Kristi’s Kitchen
(inspired by my MeMe’s recipe)


1c. whole wheat pastry flour
4oz. organic cream cheese
1 stick organic unsalted butter
½ tsp. sea salt


-Preheat oven to 400 degrees
-Combine flour and salt in large bowl
-Cut cold butter into flour with pastry cutter
-Using clean hands fold softened cream cheese into flour and butter mixture until well combined
-Form into a dough disc –wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to rest
-Divide dough into 2 equal pieces
-Roll each piece to 1/8 “ thickness
-Using a 2” biscuit cutter –cut out a total of 22 rounds
-Roll each round to 1/16” thickness and place 1 tsp. of desired filling on the round
-Fold each round in half, crimp the open sides with a fork and lightly prick each pastry top
-Place assembled turnovers on a parchment lined baking sheet
-Egg-wash the top of each turnover
-Bake in preheated oven for 12-14 minutes
-Remove from baking sheet onto a wired rack to cool

Turnover Fillings:

1 1/3 c. frozen cherries
8 dates, diced
4 tsp. coconut palm crystals
¼ c. filtered water
1 tsp. almond extract

-Combine all ingredients in a sauce pot over MED heat.
-Simmer until fruit is broken down and mixture is thickened

2 medium apple, peeled & cored
4 dates, diced
2 tbsp. organic unsalted butter
¼ tsp. cinnamon
5 tsp. coconut palm crystals

-Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan over MED heat
-Simmer until fruit is soft and tender

1 Beyond Organic Chocolate Bar
11 pecan halves, cut in half
1 small recipe of "Coconut Nectar Caramel Sauce" (see blog post)

-Break apart the Chocolate Bar into tiny squares
-Place 2 squares of chocolate on pastry round
-Add a piece of pecan and a drizzle of caramel before sealing

* For plain chocolate just place the chocolate and seal

These are so yummy -you can be sure there will be more filling recipes to follow -I've already got a few savory options rolling around in my head! This dough was so easy to work with and tasty -I am dreaming of 100 more ways to use it...more to come on this- I promise!

Happy Eating!

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