HELPER CHEFS

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mango Turnovers

Mango Turnovers




Mango Turnovers

These are tasty little treats that I am sure could be made with apples, or any fruit of choice. Maybe even a apple, pecan/walnut, brwn sugar, clove cinnamon type mixture. I had a bought puff pastry left over so I used it.....I am in the process of trying to find a good puff pastry recipe so I can make it my self.....anybody got one?

Ingredients
2 Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastries (1 box)

Mango Mixture
3 cups of Mangoes cut in tiny cubes
1/8 cup flour (exact)
1/8 cup sugar (over flowing)
1 teaspoon bourbon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Set Aside
Couple extra pinches of sugar (for tops)
little dish of water

Egg wash
1 egg yolk
2 TB water

-Take puff pastry out of freezer and let thaw on counter for 40 minutes.
-As pastry is unthawing, prepare mango mixture in a bowl by stirring all ingredients together.
-Unfold and lay out puff pastries one at a time.
-Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut the puff pastries into quarters in the shape of squares.
-Spoon a heaping 1/8 cup of mango mixture into one side of each square.
-Push mangoes around with your fingers so you know it is evenly distributed into the pointed ends.
-Dip finger in water and wet edges of half of the pastry.
-Fold and seal the pastry.
-Use a fork to make pretty edges, and also to double check the water seal.
-Poke with knife in the top like pies
-Put turnovers in fridge on a Pam sprayed cookie sheet to chill for a bit while you preheat the oven to 375 degrees
-Once the oven is preheated, remove the turnovers from the fridge and brush with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar, and pop in oven for 20 minutes.
-Remove from oven, remove from cookie sheet, and place on cooling rack.
-Serve warm or cooled.
-If preferred warm, toaster oven them later in the day rather than microwave.
-I couldn't taste the bourbon at all, but they were great without the bourbon taste. If you are looking for the bourbon taste, you may want to add more bourbon.

1 comment:

  1. oooo....just had another thought.....if you let them cool, they are easier to cut.....so if you are wanting little bite size treats for a coffe or tea get together, wait for the treats to cool and then cut across in little strips in the shape of gum sticks.....and eat the pointy ends when you are cutting:)

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