cherry almond turnovers

A delicious treat for breakfast or dessert!


1 bag of frozen unsweetened dark sweet cherries ( make sure you do not buy tart)

1 tablespoon raw sugar

3 oz. cream cheese

1 tablespoon (maybe a touch more) pure almond extract

sliced almonds

1 sheet puffed pastry dough

  • Thaw cherries
  • Thaw puffed pastry
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Soften cream cheese ( in microwave if preferred for 20-30 seconds)
  • Cut cherries in halves
  • Add sugar to cherries and mix
  • In a separate bowl, add cream cheese and almond extract, combine
  • Mix cherry mixture with cream cheese mixture
  • Add in almonds ( just enough to give the mixture crunch, not the entire small bag) maybe 2 tablespoons
  • Cut pastry dough into 6 or 9 squares squares
  • Fill pastry dough with mixture
  • Add a little sugar in the raw on top of each pastry
  • Place on cookie sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes

A Jackie O Recipe