Blueberry-Orange Cream Cheese Turnovers Recipe
Julia Rutland, author of Blueberries: 50 Tried & True Recipes, shares with us her Blueberry-Orange Cream Cheese Turnovers. Give them a try! I did, and I know you will love them too!
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4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon organic orange zest
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄2 (17.3-ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
1⁄4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 large egg, separated
1⁄3 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons orange juice
Preheat oven to 375°.
Combine cream cheese, granulated sugar, zest, and vanilla in a small bowl; set aside. Roll out pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface. Cut each sheet into 4 squares. Spoon about 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture in center of each pastry piece. Top with 1 tablespoon blueberries. Brush edges with egg yolk, fold into triangles, and press to seal. Place on a parchment- or nonstick aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.
Bake pastries 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and puffed. Cool on a wire rack. Whisk together powdered sugar and orange juice in a small bowl. Drizzle over pastries.
Variation: Add about 1 teaspoon chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips to filling.
Tips: Keep in mind that the tangy-sweet frosting clings best to the top of cooled pastries, while it thins and rolls right off of warm ones. Once cooled, you can freeze turnovers; reheat them in the microwave or toaster oven when you’re ready.
Makes 4 servings
Blueberries is a cookbook by Julia Rutland that features 50 recipes to please any fruit lover. The author is a professional writer, recipe developer, recipe tester, food stylist, and television/media demonstrator, so you can be certain that every recipe is a crowd-pleaser!
About the author: Julia Rutland has enjoyed 20-plus years of experience in the food and publishing industries with specialized skills in project development, feature writing, recipe development, recipe testing, food styling, and television/media demonstration. Before moving to the D.C. area, Julia worked at Coastal Living magazine, Southern Living magazine, and Wimmer Cookbooks. She is the author of The Campfire Foodie Cookbook, coauthor of Discover Dinnertime Cookbook, and a silent contributor for dozens of other books.