Sunday, March 27, 2011

Strawberry Turnovers

This morning I decided to make strawberry turnovers. I used to make turnovers a lot mostly because it is really easy and taste good. The filling is really up to you, I've made them with dices peach and mango or diced apples with Cinnamon, sugar and almonds. It's really up to you. I made my own strawberry filling but if your pressed for time you can use your favorite jam. You can eat these straight out of the oven or when cooled. If your eating them warm feel free to add a dollop of whip cream on the side. I used a store bought puff pastry but you can use a home made one. If your buying a ready made puff pastry try to buy the pre-rolled ones, it is just easier and faster then the squares.

You will need
1 sheet or square of puff pastry
1/2 pound strawberries washed, hulled and sliced
1/4 sugar (more of less may be needed depending on the sweetness of the strawberries)
2 teaspoons corn starch
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoon melted butter
1/4 sliced almonds (optional)
1/8 cup finishing sugar

1) Pre heat the oven to 350. In a saucepan add the strawberries and sugar. Cook until the strawberries have softened and released there juices. About 10-15 minutes

2) Mix the water and corn starch together. Pour into the strawberries and stir. The liquid will thicken, if to thick add a few drops of water.
3) Lay the puff pastry on a work surface. Cut into equal squares.
4) Spoon a tablespoon or so of filling onto the center of the pastry.

5) Fold the pastry to it forms a triangle. Using a fork crimp the edges.

6) Place the pastries on a cookie sheet and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle the sugar and almonds on top. Place in the pre heated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.


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