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Friday, August 28, 2015

Cherry Turnover Day

Today is national cherry turnover day. A turnover by definition is a type of pastry made by placing a filling on a piece of dough, folding the dough over and sealing it shut. Turnovers can be either sweet or savory. Turnovers are very often used as a portable meal or dessert. Very much like a sandwich they can be eaten for any meal of the day.

Sweet turnovers are often made with a fruit filling and a shortcrust or puff pasty dough. savory turnovers are made with meat and/or vegetables and with any dough but often a yeast dough. Today being national cherry turnover day I thought I would share a delicious recipe for one. Enjoy!!

Cherry Turnovers

 2 8 oz. packages Crescent rolls
21 oz. can cherry pie filling
1 cup powdered sugar
2 T milk
1 tsp vanilla (or almond extract is delish too!)

Unroll the crescent rolls and divide them into the triangles.  Lay on a sheet tray and evenly divide the pie filling on the widest part of the triangle.  Fold the smaller end of the triangle over on top of the pie filling.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 17-18 minutes until puffed and golden.

Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract.  Drizzle on top of the hot turnovers.  Serve immediately.

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