Chocolate-Cherry Turnovers

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chocolate cherry turnovers

It is officially the season of sweet treats.  And while the preferred dessert over Thanksgiving is undoubtedly pumpkin pie, it is always pleasant to have a few options available for those with different taste buds.  The Southern Pie Book provided some recent inspiration for my family’s holiday season.  The book is full of delicious looking options.  The best part for me is the beautiful pictures accompanying every recipe.  What’s a recipe without a picture? For me, not much.  Ya gotta have a picture! 

the southern pie book

(Butterscotch Pie featured on the cover!)

southern living cookbook

 I decided to make Chocolate-Cherry Turnovers for my family one frosty fall evening.  I can’t deny, I tweaked the recipe a bit using canned cherries instead of cherry preserves which I didn’t have on hand.  Undoubtedly there must have been a difference in taste, but I can’t say that we minded.  They were delicious! 

cherries and chocolate

chocolate-cherry turnovers

If you need a little inspiration for your holiday dessert menu I recommend checking out The Southern Pie Book from Southern Living (not an affiliate link). 

cherry turnovers

 

Chocolate-Cherry Turnovers
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1873 calories
304 g
258 g
64 g
21 g
38 g
668 g
270 g
204 g
0 g
21 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
668g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1873
Calories from Fat 574
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 64g
99%
Saturated Fat 38g
192%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 258mg
86%
Sodium 270mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates 304g
101%
Dietary Fiber 7g
30%
Sugars 204g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A
30%
Vitamin C
18%
Calcium
40%
Iron
31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 can cherry pie filling, 1 cup chocolate chips, 1 frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed, 1 large egg, beaten, parchment paper, 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 TBSP whipping cream, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir chocolate pie filling with chocolate chips.
  2. 2. Roll puff pastry into a 12 x 12 inch square on a lightly floured surface. Cut pastry into 9 (4-inch) squares. Spoon cherry mixture evenly into center of each square, leaving a 1-inch border; brush edges of rectangles with egg. Fold each square diagonally over filling. Press edges together with a fork to seal. Cut 2 small slits in top of each turnover for steam to escape. Brush tops of turnovers with egg; place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  3. 3. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Stir together powdered sugar, whipping cream, and vanilla; drizzle over turnovers. Serve warm.
Adapted from The Southern Pie Book from Southern Living
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calories
1873
fat
64g
protein
21g
carbs
304g
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Adapted from The Southern Pie Book from Southern Living
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Comments

  1. These look totally yummy!! They would be perfect for a book club event I have coming up, they would impress everyone lol. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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