Heart Shaped Strawberry and Cream Cheese Turnovers
“True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.”
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It’s Sunday ….. Day 3 of 14 Days of Valentine’s Day ……
…. what better way to wake up my boys then with basket full of fresh out of the oven HEART SHAPED STRAWBERRY & CREAM CHEESE TURNOVERS ….
….. flaky pastry ….. sweet fresh strawberries …. cream cheese ……. AND …… chocolate sprinkles to make the TURNOVERS even more special.
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I wanted my make something special for them to show how much I appreciate all the help they given me while I was in bed fighting the flu.
Since I am still not feeling 100% and can’t spend hours in the kitchen I thought HEART SHAPED STRAWBERRY & CREAM CHEESE TURNOVERS made with Tenderflake Puff Pastry would be perfect Sunday breakfast.
I was done under an hour and while the STRAWBERRY & CREAM CHEESE TURNOVERS were baking I had time to whip up couple fruit smoothies to go with the fresh pastries.
1 Tenderflake Puff Pastry
4oz Cream Cheese (softened)
1/4 cup Icing Sugar
1 Tbsp Water
1 cup Strawberries (thin sliced)
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STEP 1: Preheat over to 425F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
STEP 2: On lightly floured surface roll out puff pastry dough to about 1/8″
STEP 3: Using 3″-5″ heart shape cookie cut outs (bigger the better) cut out as many hearts as you can. You will need 2 per turnover.
STEP 4: Whip together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
STEP 5: In another bowl whip together egg and water to make egg wash. Set aside.
STEP 6: Assembly: Place teaspoon of cream cheese in the middle of heart. Spread it around a bit. Brush edges of heart with egg wash. Place 4-5 strawberry slices on top of cream cheese. Cover with another heart. Using your fingers press edges together all the way around. Then use fork to make ridges.
STEP 7: Place turnovers onto cookie sheets about 3″ apart. Slightly brush them with egg wash. Sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles.
STEP 8: Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
How gorgeous are these HEART SHAPED STRAWBERRY & CREAM CHEESE TURNOVERS? Perfect pastries for Valentine’s Day breakfast or brunch ….. or bringing a basket for your favorite co-workers ….. send a basket on Valentine’s Day to your child’s teacher.
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Heart Shaped Strawberry & Cream Cheese Turnovers