Monday, August 3, 2009

Blueberry Turnovers

With blueberries at their peak, I decided it was high time I made a baked good with them as the star! I've never made a turnover before, so this was a great way to use them.

This was a great and simple recipe. It's like a little hand held blueberry pie which is perfect for outdoor entertaining during the summer time. The only thing I wish was that the filling stayed inside the pastry better so there would be more of the filling. I tried everything to seal shut the edges, but to no avail. A little always bubbled through. But all in all this was a perfect little summer time dessert that was deliciously sweet with a flaky and buttery crust.

Source: Martha Stewart

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 4 to 8 tablespoons ice water

  • 2 cups mixed fresh berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries (quartered lengthwise), and blackberries (halved if large) (I just used blueberries)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon, about 4 teaspoons
  • Eggwash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water)
  • Sanding sugar or granulated sugar to garnish , optional

    Prepare dough: In a food processor, combine flour, salt, and sugar; pulse to combine. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal, with just a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining. Sprinkle with 4 tablespoons ice water. Pulse until dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed with fingers (if necessary, add up to 4 tablespoons more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time). To help ensure a flaky crust, do not overprocess. (I don't use a food processor for my dough...I just do it in a bowl with a hand held pastry blender)

    Transfer half of the dough (still crumbly) onto a piece of plastic wrap. Form into a square 3/4 inch thick; wrap tightly in plastic. Repeat with the other half. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour (and up to 3 days).

    Prepare filling: In a medium bowl, toss together berries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice.

    Preheat the oven to 425. On a lightly floured surface, roll first disk out to an 8-by-12-inch rectangle. Cut into six 4-inch squares. Spoon berry mixture into the center of each square. Brush 2 opposite sides of each square with egg wash and fold into triangles. Crimp edges to seal. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with second dough.

    Brush tops with eggwash. Sprinkle with sugar if desired and make a 1/2 inch incision to create a steam vent in the middle of each of triangle. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 20 to 25 minutes, rotating sheet pan halfway through.


the happy couple said...

how very decadent! looks delicious.

Erin said...

YUM! That looks awesome!

Colleen said...

These look so cute and delicious!

Stephanie said...

That looks so gorgeous!


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