love tasty, easy-to-make sweets. I was introduced to
these some years ago when a family member gave me a tin of homemade
turnovers for Christmas. I immediately backwards-engineered them
and soon was making my own.
What you need:
mix (or handmade pie crust dough, if you're in the
Fruit preserves (jam or jelly will also
Cooking spray or other stuff to grease a
Make the pie crust dough according to
the recipe if you're getting it out of a box (like me),
or make it according to your own recipe otherwise. Roll
it out thin and flat on a floured working surface. Cut
the dough with a butter knife or other such nonsharp
implement into squares about two inches on each side.
In the center of each square put about a tablespoon
of preserves or other filling. (Do not overfill or the
stuff will burst out during baking.) Fold the square
over diagonally, making a triangle, and press the edges
together using the tines of a fork. Poke holes in the
top, then put it on the cookie sheet.
Repeat until you've run out of dough. Put the cookie
sheet in an oven that has been preheated to 350, and
bake for 10-15 minutes, until the edges brown and the
middles are starting to tan. If the filling has leaked
by the time you take them out, scoop the turnovers
touching it off the cookie
sheet before they cool so the filling doesn't glue them
I always make a few with each kind of
fruit stuff I have on hand. Blackberry jam, orange marmalade,
cherry preserves, grape jelly, whatever. It's all good.
My favorite of the fruit fillings is the cherry preserves;
the turnovers taste like little cherry pies! And to
push it over the edge, a few chocolate chips mixed in
with the cherries...