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Savory Pork Turnovers

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.

Makes

about 4 dozen

Apples, potatoes, ground pork and seasonings tucked inside flaky golden pastry never fail to win praise from my family at home and friends at church functions. The assembly requires a bit of effort, but these impressive little turnovers are worth it. -Ruby Carves, Litchfield, Maine
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Ingredients

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 12 to 18 tablespoons cold water
  • FILLING:
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups cooked cubed peeled potatoes
  • 2 cups diced peeled tart apples
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt; cut in the shortening and butter until crumbly. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing lightly with a fork until dough forms a ball. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  2. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, brown pork until no longer pink; drain. Add butter and onion; saute until onion is tender. Add potatoes, apples, flour, sugar, sage, pepper and salt; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Cool.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°. On a heavily floured surface, roll pastry to 1/8-in. thickness; cut into 3-1/2-in. circles.
  4. Place 1-2 tablespoons filling on each circle. Moisten edges with water; fold dough in half. Seal edges with fingers or a fork. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Beat egg yolks and water; brush over turnovers. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Serve warm.
    Freeze Option: Cover and freeze unbaked turnover on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet until firm. Transfer to a resealable plastic freezer bag; return to freezer. To use, bake turnovers as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through.

Nutrition Facts

1 turnover: 188 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • qbeedl
    Apr 16, 2012

    I have made this many times.Wonderful beyond belief!

  • qbeedl
    Apr 16, 2012

    I have made this many times.Always Wonderful beyond belief!