Wednesday, September 23, 2009

#181_Quick and Easy Mango Turnovers

Mango Turnovers

You must have figured out by now that I'm crazy about mangoes
as I had posted several recipes with mangoes in this blog.
Yup, I heart fresh mangoes and anything mangoes
as long as they aren't too sweet
like the commercial dried mangoes or mango jam.
It is my #1 favorite fruit, so I have been looking
around cyberspace for other recipes using mangoes.

I found this recipe from Dallas Examiner
which is real easy and quick to do and uses mango jam,
I'll let you go to the site,
(click here) to save me from writing the recipe.

The recipe calls for one pound or a box
of store-bought Puff Pastry and makes 18 turnovers.
It is quite expensive at a little less than 5 dollars a box,
which is okay if you just want to make a few,
but if you want to make this dessert for a crowd,
you might consider making your own puff pastry.
I found a quick and easy homemade recipe by cafenilson,
click here, if you're interested to make your own.

Unfold pastry and cut into 4-inch squares.

I used my homemade mango jam with a little bit of peach jam.

The recipe says, "before putting the fillings on the squares,
sprinkle cinnamon powder on the pastry dough".
I modified that part by sprinkling cinnamon-sugar on top instead.
Brush the top of pastry dough with melted butter first
so the cinnamon-sugar mixture will adhere.

I left some of the turnovers plain, just brushed the top with egg yolk.

Don't forget to pierce each turnover with tines of a fork like I did.
They were in the oven for a couple of minutes before
I remembered to do that,
so I took them out of the oven and made slits with a pair of scissors.

A Note from MaMely:
Puff Pastries are best eaten when freshly baked and warm.
They are not good the next day.

You can fill this pastry with any kind of fruit fillings (or maybe even meat fillings) you desire and call it any way you want.... I found a recipe using apple pie filling, thus, Apple Turnover, click here.



  1. I love this recipe!! I'm so glad that I found your blog. I will come to visit you very often. Congratulation!!

  2. Thank you, Laura. I went and visited your blog, and found your recipes very interesting. Now I can learn how to cook Italian food from you. GRAZIE!!