|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 21g||27%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||19%|
|Total Carbohydrate 47g||17%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 19g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||14%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
My mango turnover recipe was inspired by the traditional guava turnover. I prefer mangos, so why not make a mango turnover instead? These sweet treats can be served as an after-dinner dessert, as an afternoon snack with coffee, or for breakfast.
The cashews in the recipe are optional. You can leave them out if you're allergic to nuts or just don't like them. As for the puff pastry, you can buy it frozen if you don't want to make your own. Just follow the manufacturer's directions for handling it. This recipe assumes you'll buy it.
"I love the traditional guava and cheese pastries, and I was excited about the Mango twist. Make sure you use chilled puff pastry as it is easier to handle." —Tracy Wilk
Butter, for the cookie sheet
1 cup mango preserves
1/4 cup coarsely chopped cashews
1 pound puff pastry, thawed and cut into 4-inch squares
Ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, to taste
1 large egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
Confectioners' sugar, for garnish
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Grease a cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper.
Mix the mango preserves with the chopped cashews in a bowl and set the bowl aside.
Lightly sprinkle each pastry square with the spices.
Place 1½ tablespoons of the mango mix in the middle of each pastry square.
Brush the edges of each pastry square with the egg wash, then fold it over to form a triangle, enclosing the mango mix.
Place the pastries about 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator and chill the turnovers for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 F.
Place the turnovers in the preheated oven after 30 minutes of refrigeration. Bake them for 25 to 30 minutes. They should turn a light gold color.
Remove the turnovers from the oven and dust them with the confectioners' sugar. Allow them to cool before serving.
- The amount of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves you'll use is a matter of taste. You don't have to use equal measures of each. In fact, I go light on the cloves and heavier on the cinnamon. Experiment with different mixtures of the spices until you find one you like or add some of your own.
- If you can't find mango preserves, then try using a mango spread or mango paste.