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Easy Berry Turnovers

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Makes:12 turnovers
Freezing:excellent

Combine a perfectly flaky pastry, fresh raspberries and pure raspberry jam for a sweet summer treat!

Ingredients

Crust

2 cups 500 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
1 tsp 5 mL salt
¾ cup 175 mL Crisco® All Vegetable Shortening, well-chilled
4-8 tbsp 60-120 mL ice cold water

Filling

1 ½ cups 375 mL fresh raspberries
1/3 cup 75 mL Smucker’s®  Raspberry Pure Jam
1 egg, beaten

Glaz

1 cup 250 mL icing sugar
2-3 tbsp 30-45 mL milk

Directions

  1. Mix flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Cut chilled shortening into ½” (1 cm) cubes. Work in shortening cubes into flour mixture using a pastry blender or two knives, in an up and down chopping motion, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some small pea-sized pieces remaining.
  3. Sprinkle half the maximum recommended amount of ice cold water over the flour mixture. Using a fork, stir and draw flour from bottom of bowl to the top, distributing moisture evenly into flour. Press chunks down to bottom of bowl with fork. Add more water by the tablespoonful (15 mL), until dough is moist enough to hold together when pressed together.
  4. Bring dough together and flatten dough into ½” (1 cm) thick round disk.
  5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes or up to 2 days for ease in rolling.
  6. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Filling: Combine raspberries and jam in a large bowl.

    Tip
    You can replace the raspberries and jam with any of your choice. This is a great way to use up your leftover jams.
  8. Tip

    Have the little ones mix the filling together.

  9. Roll dough from centre outward with steady pressure on a lightly floured work surface to a 1/8” (3 mm) thickness. Cut out twelve 4” (10 cm) squares. You will have to gather up the scraps and reroll the dough.
  10. Tip

    Give the kids a ruler and have them measure out the squares.

  11. Place 1 ½ tbsp. (22 mL) filling in center of each square. Brush edges with beaten egg. Fold dough over to form a triangle. Seal edges by pressing down with a fork. Place on prepared baking sheet. Brush tops with beaten egg.
  12. Tip

    The kids can place the filling in the center of the squares and seal them by brushing on the egg.

  13. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 23 minutes until browned and filling is bubbling. Cool on wire cooling rack.
  14. Glaze: Mix together icing sugar and milk. Drizzle on warm turnovers.
  15. Tip

    The little ones can measure out the ingredients for the glaze, mix it and drizzle it on the turnovers.

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