You are here

Easy Filled Turnovers

admin's picture
Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Milk/Light cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For orange filling
  Cornstarch 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Orange juice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Orange peel 2 Tablespoon, grated
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cornstarch 3 Tablespoon
  Orange juice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Maraschino cherry syrup 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Maraschino cherries 18 , chopped
  Butter/Margarine 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Figs/Raisins/ pitted dates/ 2 cups mashed cooked prunes 2 Cup (32 tbs), finely chopped
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chopped nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Mix thoroughly shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
Blend in flour, salt and soda.
Cover; chill 1 hour.
Prepare filling.
Heat oven to 400°.
Roll dough 1/16 inch thick on lightly floured cloth-covered board.
Cut into 3-inch circles or squares.
Spoon 1 teaspoon filling on half of each circle.
Fold dough over filling; press edges together.
Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.
Brush with milk; sprinkle with sugar.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until very light brown.
Immediately remove from baking sheet.
ORANGE FILLING :
Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan.
Gradually stir orange juice into the sugar mixture.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
Boil and stir 2 minutes.
Stir in orange peel and butter.
Cool thoroughly.
CHERRY FILLING:
Mix sugar and cornstarch in saucepan.
Gradually stir in orange juice.
Stir in cherry syrup, cherries and butter.
Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
Boil and stir 1 minute.
Cool thoroughly.
DATE, FIG RAISIN OR PRUNE FILLING :
Combine all ingredients in saucepan.
Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
Cool thoroughly.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Vanilla

Rate It

Your rating: None
4.114285
Average: 4.1 (21 votes)