Baking at home can be a wonderful experience, but it’s not without its headaches. You might be standing there wondering what exactly you’re going to need to make a certain recipe and how exactly you go about doing it.
Luckily, we’ve got some help for you. We’ve created this helpful guide to help you out with some of your confusion. We’ve compiled a list of our 15 marvelous cherry turnover recipes which you will totally adore!
Read on for more.
1. The Original Danish Cherry Turnover
Almost nothing will beat the best, and the undisputed best recipe for a cherry turnover is the original. Before you get out there and start making your cherry turnover though, you will need to get yourself the following ingredients:
- Plain flour
- Unsalted butter
- Ice water
- Granulated white sugar
- Cherry pie filling
To make this turnover using these ingredients, you will need to do the following steps.
First, you’ll want to make several small squares of butter. You can do this by smashing up your stick of butter and chopping them up into smaller squares because you’ll need them later.
Now, sift both your salt and your flour in a big mixing bowl and then place the small pieces of butter into the mixture bowl.
You should now have a coarse consistency and texture. It’s now time to make yourself a small well in the center of the mixture and add your water. Blend all of these ingredients together using a spatula (rubber one is best for this).
You will end up with a sticky dough. When this is done, wrap it with plastic wrap and place it into the refrigerator. Once it is ready, you will roll this together using dough underneath and roll it over six times (rectangular into thirds).
Now, add your filling by spreading it across the pastry, ready for the oven. Place these onto a baking tray and bake for about fifteen minutes.
2. Apple And Cherry Turnover Splice
If you’ve ever enjoyed a fantastic turnover, the chances are you’ve either had a cherry turnover or an apple turnover. However, mix them both together and you’ve got something glorious!
3. Cherry And Raspberry Turnover Splice
And why stop with just apples when you can add another red fruit? Raspberries have a very sharp but incredibly sweet taste to them which is amazing when dulled down with less sharp fruits.
4. Custard Glazed Turnover
Often referred to as the “millionaire recipe”, the use of custard and sprinkles can make any dessert look high class, but also taste fantastic. Just be aware that it can get a little messy!
5. Cream Cheese Substitute
You don’t necessarily need to use double cream for this recipe. You can actually use cream cheese instead which sort of creates a hybrid between a cheesecake and a turnover. Whatever your taste, you will love this tweak on the classic.
6. The Vegan Option
Despite what many would possibly believe, it is entirely possible to make a vegan cherry turnover! Essentially you use non dairy milk with puff pastry and check the label for the cherry filling you buy from the store.
The vegan option is not massively different from the original, but it does have a slightly different taste to it than its dairy counterpart.
7. Gluten Free Option
To start this recipe, you’ll need to buy yourself some gluten free pie crust mix in order to make the pastry. However, most other ingredients apart from the flour will remain the same.
To get the right flour for a gluten free option, you have to ask in store for their availability and see what is right for you.
8. Cherry Chocolate Turnover
If you are the type of person that absolutely craves a chocolate addition in your life from time to time, then we’ve got the recipe for you.
Continue your recipe as normal but it changes when you get to the “turn over” part of the turnover. Once you get to this part, mix your cherries and cherry sauce with melted chocolate and then spread this across your pastry.
Once cooked, the aroma will be amazing and of course, a gooey chocolatey burst when it’s done!
9. Deep Fried Turnover
We’ve seen this done with many pastries in the past and it’s a case of you either love it or you hate it!
Create your cherry turnover but do not bake it. Instead, deep fry it for around five minutes and pull it out. It has a unique aroma and insatiable crunch to it – but beware that the calories shoot through the roof with this method!
10. Air Fried Turnover
Here’s another way to change up the recipe. Essentially you create your cherry turnover but only bake it for 10 minutes. After this time, remove it carefully from the oven and place it into an air fryer for an extra 20 minutes.
It gives it a little more of a flaky texture and keeps the beautiful taste!
11. Cherry And Honey Turnover
For this option, we are going to dip the fresh cherries into a bowl of honey. Stir these around and allow them to sit for about five minutes.
Once this has happened, take the cherries out and add them to your mix as you normally would. This gives the finished product a really sweet and smoky taste to it.
12. Red Wine, Black Cherry
This cherry turnover recipe is for the adults among us! Essentially, you will coat the pastry in your favorite red wine and refrigerate the pastry for about ten minutes until the consistency is more solid.
Once this has happened, you will want to add black cherries to the mix and continue your recipe guidelines as normal! Beautiful, strong taste and aroma!
13. Cherry Cider Turnover
Sticking with the alcohol theme, you can add cider to your cherry turnover which will add acidity and a strong aftertaste.
If you choose to do this, you will either want to use apple cider or a flavored cider – but do not use apple cider vinegar. The way you add cider will be in the mixing bowl with water and then continue as normal.
14. Frozen Cherries
If you do not have fresh cherries at your disposal, there’s no reason why you can’t use frozen cherries. However, if possible then try to use fresh cherries.
Frozen cherries tend to have a very sharp response, so be careful not to add too many to your recipe!
15. Lemon Glaze
There is one sure fire way to make this recipe yours – and that’s to add a beautiful lemon glaze. Do this just before you place the turnovers in the oven and then glaze them again for when you pull them out.
It is truly gorgeous to smell and taste – and perfect to pair with a hot cup of your favorite beverage!
Why Do We Love Cherry Turnovers?
There’s so many reasons to love cherry turnover. They’re so tasty when you’ve got your favorite one, and you can enjoy them at any time of the day and any time of the year.
However, they’re not without their faults! The main problem with cherry turnovers is the fact that they can get a little messy due to their shape and makeup. When chowing down, you may find cream or cherries bursting out all over the place!
Not only this, but when making your cherry turnover, you may have trouble actually finishing the shapes. This is the trickiest part of the whole process, but we assure you that the more you do it – the easier it becomes.
Are Cherry Turnovers Bad For You?
Aside from the use of cherries, and that’s assuming you’re using fresh cherries, there’s nothing “good” for you in a cherry turnover.
However, this does not mean that you can’t enjoy it from time to time as part of a healthy and balanced diet.
Are Cherry Turnovers Expensive To Make?
It depends on what ingredients you are using. The best time to bake is when you’re using up old ingredients in your house, but if you are going to buy brand new ingredients, then we’d suggest paying close attention to pricing.
Some things can be cheaper but not what you are looking for, so always read the label and get what you are specifically looking for!
Our Final Thoughts
When it comes to desserts, there are few as tasty and popular as the cherry turnover. However, it’s totally understandable why someone would want to switch them up a little bit and make the recipe their own!
We hope we’ve helped you be able to choose, or inspire you to make your own recipe. Just remember to read the labels in store and try to buy fresh!
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