Dried Cherry Turnovers


Dried cherries soaked in spiced port makes a delectable filling for these flaky turnovers.

  • 28Servings


  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 8 oz. low-fat sour cream
  • 2 1/4 cups dried cherries
  • 1 cup ruby port
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. grated orange zest


In medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut butter into flour. Add sour cream and gently mix with fork until moistened. Turn onto lightly floured surface and knead to form dough. Do not overwork.

Divide dough into 6 even pieces. Roll into balls. Place each on a piece of plastic wrap; cover and flatten into 5-inch disk. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Unwrap one piece of dough. Roll between pieces of plastic wrap into an 8-inch circle. Repeat with remaining balls. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine cherries, port, cinnamon and brown sugar. Bring to simmer, remove from heat, cover and let sit 20 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and drain cherries.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously flour work surface. Cut 3-inch rounds from each disk. Place 1 tablespoon of cherries and a pinch of orange zest on each round. Fold dough in half and seal edges with fork. Repeat with remaining pastry and filling, making 28 to 30 turnovers.

Bake until golden brown, about 35 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 120
  • Carbohydrate Content: 13 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 16 mg
  • Fat Content: 6 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 131 mg