Cherry almond turnovers

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1 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
1 sheet of puffed pastry dough

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Jackie O'Callaghan Recipe
Well Seasoned
Carmel, IN (pop. 79,191)
Member Since Apr 2012
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Great for breakfast or dessert!
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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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