Easy Filled Turnovers Recipe


MethodMain Ingredient


 Shortening1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon
 All purpose flour2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Soda1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Milk/Light cream1 Cup (16 tbs)
For orange filling
 Cornstarch1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Orange juice1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Orange peel2 Tablespoon, grated
 Butter/Margarine2 Tablespoon
 Sugar3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Cornstarch3 Tablespoon
 Orange juice3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Maraschino cherry syrup1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Maraschino cherries18 , chopped
 Butter/Margarine1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Figs/Raisins/ pitted dates/ 2 cups mashed cooked prunes2 Cup (32 tbs), finely chopped
 Water3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Chopped nuts1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5867 Calories from Fat 1838

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 206 g316.9%

Saturated Fat 67.1 g335.6%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 558.4 mg

Sodium 1833.8 mg76.4%

Total Carbohydrates 951 g316.9%

Dietary Fiber 30.2 g120.6%

Sugars 596.9 g

Protein 75 g149.9%

Vitamin A 74.8% Vitamin C 543%

Calcium 74.1% Iron 109.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Mix thoroughly shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
Blend in flour, salt and soda.
Cover; chill 1 hour.
Prepare filling.
Heat oven to 400°.
Roll dough 1/16 inch thick on lightly floured cloth-covered board.
Cut into 3-inch circles or squares.
Spoon 1 teaspoon filling on half of each circle.
Fold dough over filling; press edges together.
Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.
Brush with milk; sprinkle with sugar.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until very light brown.
Immediately remove from baking sheet.
Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan.
Gradually stir orange juice into the sugar mixture.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
Boil and stir 2 minutes.
Stir in orange peel and butter.
Cool thoroughly.
Mix sugar and cornstarch in saucepan.
Gradually stir in orange juice.
Stir in cherry syrup, cherries and butter.
Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
Boil and stir 1 minute.
Cool thoroughly.
Combine all ingredients in saucepan.
Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
Cool thoroughly.