Before the fourth of July, I had never once made a desert that had cherries. I must say that working with cherries is a lot of fun! they are a wonderful fruit to bake with, adding lots of flavor. This was also my first time working with filo dough and making turnovers so it was quite a bit of firsts for one day but oh it was so much fun! This recipe is a mix of three recipes that I used to create a simple recipe. These turnovers are so easy to make I could probably have 500 done in one day and im not over exaggerating! So here is the recipe, it is very simple, I do hope you try and love it!
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
12 ounces frozen cherries, or fresh if you have them (make sure they are stemmed and pitted)
2/3 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
K, to start stir the cornstarch in with 1 1/2 tablespoons cold water in a bowl and set aside. combine all the other ingredients in a large saucepan, cook over medium heat, stirring a bit just till the cherry juices are released (about 5 minutes). Add the cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil stirring often. When mixture is thickened remove from heat and let cool to room temperature stirring occasionally.
Dough and topping:
One package of filo dough
one egg mixed with one teaspoon of water
raw sugar (optional topping but totally worth the purchase!)
This is when you get the filo dough (make sure it is defrosted check the package for instructions) lay the sheets out on parchment and gather up six pieces, lay the six pieces on another piece of parchment and cut in to 6,5 inch pieces. Get some filling (about 2 tablespoons) and place it in the middle of one of the pieces, then get some melted butter and brush the edges of the filo dough. Press down on the edges to seal and then lay the finished turnover on a parchment lined baking sheet. Finish the rest. When done take the egg and the water mixture and brush the tops, then take the sugar and sprinkle on top. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes.
The turnovers are beautiful when they come out of the oven and they taste delicious!!! I could easily eat 6 so yeah these can be dangerous 😛
I hope you give this recipe a try!
Thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing rest of the week and an amazing weekend!!!