Like most humans, I LOVE a good dessert. Something a buttery dough stuffed with gooey cherries and goat cheese is the only option, hence the goat cheese & sour cherry turnovers! However, the key to making these is.. do it for a crowd, them you’re not tempted to have one for breakfast (great excuse to indulge in a pie for breakfast) lunch (well sugar is energy) & afternoon snack (crashing so hard, 5 pm dinner sounds amazing!). To avoid this trap cook for a crowd!
I usually use frozen puff pastry, it is a time saver in the kitchen. If you’re a little scared of making your own pastry or even your own pie crust, frozen puff pastry does the trick. And it does it very well! Buttery, crisp, flaky, and convenient all in one
Another thing I love about this goat cheese cherry turnover recipe is you can make it waaaay ahead of time and leave them in the fridge. You will find pretty much everyone likes these cherry turnovers, for 1 no one is too sure what’s actually inside, the temptation of the flaky pastry ropes them in, the sweet and sour explosion of the cherry will make delight any taste buds then you will thoroughly impress any self-respecting cheese connoisseur with that lovely creamy hit of goat cheese. Pretty much a perfect all rounder and if one silly fool doesn’t agree on there more for you!
Cherries are available and in season during July and August in the UK & USA. Considering I was making this in winter, I opted for the frozen variety, you find that you get a better tart flavour from the frozen variety!
To find out the calories in a cherry and goat cheese turnovers check out the nutritional information below.
Goat Cheese and Sour Cheery Turnovers
- 1in box frozen puff pastrythawedthe refrigerator, 2 sheets
- teaspoons Egg wash: 1 large egg beaten with 2milk
- Coarse sugar for garnish
- Cherry Filling
- 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons room temperature water
- 12ounce bag frozen cherries OR 2 and 1/4 cups fresh cherriespitted and stemmed, 500g
- 1/2cup granulated sugar100g
- 4teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/8teaspoon Salt
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- Goat Cheese Filling
- 2tablespoons of sugar
- 1/4cup sugar
- 2tablespoons sour cream