7.04.2012

dessert from the desert: berry turnovers.


Yesterday, I completely guessed at how to make strawberry + nectarine turnovers, and somehow they turned out delicious. Thinking this must have been an absolute fluke, today I remade the little pies, using some berries that were at critical use-it-or-lose-it level. This second round was solely for the purpose of writing down my recipe and testing fate.

Not a fluke. Still delicious. Still easy.

I adore these little pies because they come out adorably imperfect, like something you'd have at your grandma's house...or a little Mom and Pop diner in the Midwest. Also, I swear most any fruit will do...apples, pears, peaches, nectarines...just swap the word "berries" for whatever you have lying around. :)

Berry Pie Turnovers


Filling
1 cup berries
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
                                                                                                     
Crust
1 and 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Icing
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. In a small bowl, combine all "filling" ingredients. Cover and place in the fridge to chill.




2. In a large bowl, mix together all the "crust" ingredients. Mixing in a particular order is for fancy people...I'm no Martha. Just throw all that stuff in a bowl, and mix until you've got dough. Add more flour or water as needed.

3. Divide dough into four equal parts and roll each piece into a circle.


4. Grab the fruit filling from the fridge, and place one spoonful onto half of each dough circle. Then, take an itty bitty piece of butter and place it on the top of the filling. You know that's gonna be melty deliciousness.



5. Carefully pull the unfilled half of the dough over the filled half, and pinch closed with your fingers. Then flatten the edges with a fork, like so.



6. Brush the top of the turnovers with a bit of melted butter, and bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.

7. While that cooks, mix together "icing" ingredients. Spoon icing into a Ziploc bag.

8. Remove pies from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Then cut the corner off your Ziploc and ice with your best zig-zag frosting technique. Feel free to top with leftover berries.

9. Eat two of the four pies. When your husband comes home, pretend you only made two. Enjoy.



Sidenote: I swear one of the most frustrating parts of moving is trying to rediscover well-lit parts of a new home. And also learning to deal with furnished goods, like dishes and flatware that might not be your taste...and doesn't photograph well. Bear with me...at least until I can get to IKEA again to pick up some decent plates. ;)

14 comments:

  1. These look absolutely delicious, Bethany! I'll definitely have to try to make them soon! :)
    <3 Kiersten

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  2. oh i would love to try them! Looks sooo yummy! Thanks for sharing! I'm no Martha, too! :D

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  3. putting this on my "bethany-can-make-it-so-can-i-but-it-probably-wont-look-as-pretty-when-its-done" list :)

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  4. These look so delicious!

    Thanks for sharing, Bethany. I may have to try this soon.

    I hope you find some glorious new sunshine spots in your new place. It's nice once you know where is best during different times of day.

    And, happy plate selecting! ;)
    After all, lacking plates that photograph the way you want them too is the perfect reason to go shopping... (Well, at least it could be...)

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  5. This looks delicious and super doable. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. these look wonderful! thanks for sharing!

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  7. These look lovely and yummy. :)

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  8. and they look very yummy ! I just made macaroons with ice cream mmmm they were delicious also ! x

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  9. These look sooo so tasty! Go Bethany!!

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  10. These look good and easy to make. I'm definitely trying.

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  11. Oh my heck. Must make. And I would probably eat all 4 an just never tell husband they even existed.

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