Easy Recipe for Cherry Turnovers: President's Day

George Washington's Cherry Turnovers

By Bridget Welte of Weirton-Steubenville Macaroni Kid February 16, 2012
In honor of President's day, we thought we would share a festive recipe for Cherry Turnovers. We heard they were George Washington's favorite !!

  • 1 pkg of frozen puff pastry
  • 1 can of cherry pie filling
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup  heavy cream

  1. Unfold the thawed puff pastry sheet and cut into 6 squares (you will get 6 squares out of one sheet.)
  2. Fill each square with about 1 and 1/2 Tbsp of the cherry pie filling.
  3. Fold over the pastry dough and seal with fingers.
  4. Beat egg and add a tsp of water to make egg wash, then brush top of pastry with the egg wash.
  5. Bake at 375 until golden brown and allow pastries to cool.
  6. To make the chocolate sauce, melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler. Once melted, stir in the heavy cream and mix well, then remove from heat.
  7. Once pastries are cooled, drizzle chocolate sauce on top of your turnovers and enjoy !!