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Cherry and chocolate turnovers

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Makes 18 turnovers
Cherry and chocolate turnovers
1

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray and set aside.

2

Pit the cherries, then cut the cherries into quarters. Place the cherries, chocolate, almonds, cardamom, sugar and flour in a bowl and toss gently to combine.

3

On a lightly floured work surface, slightly roll out 1 pastry sheet to an 11-inch square. Cut into 9 equal squares with sharp knife. Place 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of each square. Lightly brush the egg wash along the edges of each square, then fold in half to form a triangle and gently press to seal. Dip a fork into the egg wash and press the tines on the pastry edges to help seal. Repeat with the remaining squares and place on the baking sheets. Brush the tops of the turnovers with the egg wash and sprinkle with the crystal sugar. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes while making the second batch of pastries. It is important to freeze the pastries before baking so they’ll puff up when baking.

4

Bake until golden brown and puffed, 25 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

From Mary Ellen Rae in the Times Test Kitchen. You might have a little filling left over.

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