Apricot-Cheese Turnovers

Apricot-Cheese Turnovers
Servings: 8 Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Alsatian Onion Tart Pastry
Filling:
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 package farmers cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup dried apricot halves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Sugar, for sprinkling (optional)
  • Raspberry Puree (recipe follows)

Make It

1. Cut pastry into 8 wedges. On floured surface, roll in 6-inch circles. Place on baking sheet; cover; chill.

Prepare Filling:

2. Combine cheeses, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla in food processor or mixer bowl. Whirl or beat until smooth. Beat in egg white until blended. Stir in by hand apricot and pecans if using.

3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

4. Brush beaten egg in 1-inch border around edge of pastry circle. Spoon scant 1/3 cup filling in center. Fold over, forming half-moon; crimp edges. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining circles and the filling. Brush with egg; top with sugar.

5. Bake in 350 degrees F oven 25 minutes, until golden. Cool on racks 15 minutes. Serve with puree.

Raspberry Puree

Ingredients

  • 10 ounce package raspberries in light syrup

Make It

1. Puree raspberries in blender. Strain to remove seeds. Refrigerate until serving time.

Alsatian Onion Tart Pastry

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pats
  • 3 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening, chilled
  • 4 tablespoons water

Make It

1. Place flour and salt in food processor. Pulse to combine. Add butter and shortening. Pulse until texture of coarse meal.

2. With on-and-off pulses, add water just until mixture comes together. Pinch small handful of dough together; if it doesn't stick together, add another tablespoon water and process until combined.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 424, Fat, total (g): 23, chol. (mg): 50, carb. (g): 49, pro. (g): 8, sodium (mg): 395, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.