So today is August 28th and I just wasn't sure what to blog about. However, in my quest for some interesting tidbit of information, I found out that today is National Cherry Turnover Day. Right, so what? Not earth shattering news, but I really love cherry turnovers, so Happy National Cherry Turnover Day!
...Turnovers are a delicious pastry that can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert. They originated in ancient times and are classified as "portable pies." Other dishes in this culinary family include pasties, empanadas, and spring rolls.
A traditional cherry turnover recipe calls for puff pastry, which is stuffed with a gooey cherry filling and then baked until golden brown. There are many variations on this classic treat, though. Some recipes call for cream cheese, extra lemon juice, or even ice cream.
To celebrate National Cherry Turnover Day, bake your own homemade cherry turnovers to share with friends and family! Bon appétit!
I've never made cherry turnovers, but here's a simple recipe from I Wash You Dry ( I didn't include the glaze just to keep it super simple. Check out the link if you want to make the glaze to drizzle on top.)
Super Easy Cherry Turnovers
- 1 box Puff Pastry Dough (found in the freezer section), thawed according to package instructions
- 1 (21oz) can Cherry Pie filling
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Unwrap both of the puff pastry doughs and cut into 8 squares (4 from each dough).
- Place a heaping tablespoon or two of cherry pie filling in the center of each square. Brush the edges of the squares with the egg white and fold over to enclose the pie filling.
- Bake on an un-greased baking sheet for 20 to 25 minutes, or until puff pastry is golden brown.
- Let cool on a wire rack.
Do you love cherry turnovers? If so, have you ever made them?
Thanks for visiting and have a great week!