This recipe is so simple, and it’s one my kids love to help make. If you have refrigerated pastry dough on hand, feel free to use that. I always make my pastry from scratch – it’s a foolproof recipe from my mom!
Easy Fruit Turnovers
pastry (see recipe below)
1 apple or pear, chopped into small pieces
strawberry or raspberry jelly (I like Smucker’s natural fruit spread – no high fructose corn syrup!)
powdered sugar, for topping
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup canola oil
5-7 tbsp water
Combine flour and salt. Measure canola oil into measuring glass. Add water, then immediately pour into flour mixture. Stir with fork until well combined.
Roll pastry dough to 1/4-inch thickness into a rough 8×8 square. Cut dough into 4 equal triangles. Place 1-2 tablespoons jelly in the center of each dough triangle and top with a handful of chopped fruit. Carefully fold dough over filling to make turnovers; press and seal edges and crimp with fork. Roll out remaining dough and repeat above steps.
Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until tops are golden. Remove from oven; let cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. We ended up with 4 BIG turnovers, so you could easily get 8 small ones out of this recipe. This makes for a quick, easy and fun breakfast. The good thing is you can’t really mess anything up. This makes it a great recipe for kids!