Recipe: Sweet Turnovers

Feb 3, 2011

Makes: 24 Turnovers


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 12 ounces beer
  • flour for dusting
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar


  • pineapple, strawberry, orange, apricot or other marmalade or preserves; other fruits such as berry, apple or pumpkin


Melt shortening in beer over medium heat. Mix flour, salt and 6 tablespoons sugar in a bowl. Add shortening mixture, blend well and knead. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll out each into a 4-inch diameter patty. Dust patty with flour, fold and roll out again. Place 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons of filling in each turnover. Fold up turnover, seal with egg and trim edges. Brush with egg and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrient Analysis per 1 turnover
Calories 264
Fat 8 g
Phosphorus 29 mg
Potassium 51 mg
Protein 3 g
Sodium 95 mg

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