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Pepper Jelly Turnovers



This sweet, savory, spicy tidbit is a decadent holiday treat that will evaporate before your eyes; leftovers are never a problem.
Course Make Ahead Appetizer
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 12 minutes
Servings 80
Author Valerie Lugonja

Ingredients

  • 1 250 gr container of Imperial cheese , room temperature
  • 1 cups butter , room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ c homemade hot pepper jelly (or cheat , and use the Costco holiday special

Instructions

Instructions for making the dough:

  1. In a food processor, cut cheese and butter into flour, pulsing a few times
  2. Pulse in 1 tablespoon water at a time; dough will begin to form a ball
  3. Shape into two discs, and cover with plastic; refrigerate overnight

Instructions for making the dough in the Thermomix

  1. Scale cheese, butter and flour, into the TM bowl; set time for 3 seconds and speed at 7 (ingredients should be well mixed, but not a dough)
  2. Set time for 30 seconds and speed at 4; add 1 tablespoon of water through the lid in the bowl until the dough begins to form a ball
  3. Shape into two discs, and cover with plastic; refrigerate overnight

Instructions for Making the Turnovers:

  1. Roll dough very thin; cut with a biscuit cutter into 2-inch circles
  2. Place 1/2 teaspoon pepper jelly in center of each circle; fold over and crimp edges with fork
  3. Prick top of each turnover to release steam when cooking (very iportant as this is a sweet liquid filling that will find a way to escape, and best be via decorative slits that bursting through the pastry)
  4. Place on parchment covered cookie sheet; fast freeze individually overnight
  5. OR, if baking right away, pre-heat oven to 375°F; bake for 10 minutes on parchment covered cookie sheet until golden (leftovers freeze beautifully, but make delicious snacks, too)
  6. Repackage and freeze in labelled and dated zip-lock bags to bake as needed
  7. Pre-heat oven to 400°F; bake for 12 minutes, frozen from the freezer on parchment covered cookie sheet until golden

Recipe Notes

Make the dough a day before you plan to form the turnovers.