Spiced Fig and Pear Turnovers
 
These were a part of a breakfast #BillionDinners! A lovely and warming combination of spices makes these turnovers truly special. The combination of pear and fig is a welcome twist on common turnover fillings, and they're as easy as ever to make!
Ingredients
  • 2 pears, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 5 black mission figs, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • ¼" ginger, peeled and minced
  • 4 cardamom pods, seeds removed and reserved; hulls discarded
  • 4 cloves
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 batch Rough Puff
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 egg, beaten well
Method
  1. In a small bowl, combine the pears, figs, brown sugar, flour and ginger. Using a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle, grind the cardamom, cloves, and salt into a fine powder. Stir into the fruit mixture and set aside.
  2. Roll the rough puff into a 16" x 16" square. Using a pizza cutter, slice evenly into 16 4" x 4" squares.
  3. Put about 1 teaspoon of softened cream cheese just off center on each square. Top with a small about, about a tablespoon, of the fruit filling.
  4. Brush two edges of each square with a small amount of water. Fold over the pastries into triangles. Move to a parchment lined baking sheet, and cut a few slits in the top of each one.
  5. Place pastries into the refrigerator and set the oven to 375F. When the oven comes to temp, quickly brush each turnover with remaining beaten egg. Bake 20-30 minutes until well browned and puffed.
  6. These are great warm or room temp!
  7. To add a little extra pizzazz, drizzle them with a glaze of powdered sugar and milk, as pictured.
Recipe by Whisk Kid at https://whisk-kid.com/2015/09/dinner-spiced-fig-and-pear-turnovers.html