Jackie O'Callaghan Recipe

Cherry almond turnovers

By Jackie O'Callaghan foodwithjackieo

Great for breakfast or dessert!

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bag of frozen unsweetened dark sweet cherries ( make sure you do not buy tart)
1 Tbsp
sugar in the raw
3 oz
cream cheese
1 Tbsp
(maybe a touch more) pure almond extract
sliced almonds
sheet of puffed pastry dough
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Directions Step-By-Step

Thaw cherries
Thaw puffed pastry
Heat oven to 400 degrees
Soften cream cheese ( in microwave if preferred for 20-30 seconds)
Cut cherries in halves
Add sugar to cherries and mix
In a separate bowl, add cream cheese and almond extract, combine
Mix cherry mixture with cream cheese mixture
Add in almonds ( just enough to give the mixture crunch, not the entire small bag) maybe 2 tablespoons
Cut pastry dough into 6 squares
Fill pastry dough with mixture
Add a little sugar in the raw on top of each pastry
Place on cookie sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes

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