|Turnover made of puff pastry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¾ cup raisins, dried cranberries or other fruit or mincemeat
- 1/3 cup lemon peel
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Puff pastry or pie dough
Preheat oven to 450*.
Mix the butter and sugar. Add the remaining filling ingredients. Heat this over a double boiler, over a low heat until thoroughly heated and combined. Allow to cool.
Prepare your pastry by making squares which are ¼ thick and about 3 inches wide. Place the filling inside the square. Fold over the square to make a triangle. Seal the triangle with a fork or your fingers by pressing down on the edges. (Score the triangle with a knife to make three slashes. This is said in some places to represent the trinity but there is no consistent source of information. Brush with egg white.)
Place pastries on a cookie sheet. Place in oven. Reduce heat to 350*. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the pastries are golden-brown.
This recipe can be made even easier if you use canned pastry crescent dough.