Saturday, 2 November 2013

Mushroom Turnovers

I love preparing appetizers ahead of time so that when my guests arrive most of my work is done and I can enjoy the company of my friends and family.I recently made these little gems for my daughter's birthday as she loves mushrooms, and they were a big hit.  Make these mushroom turnovers ahead of time and store in the freezer. Reheat and serve. Delicious!!!


1 - 8 oz.(250 g) cream cheese

1 1/2 cups (375 mL) flour

1/2 cup (125 mL) margarine


1 lb. (500 g) mushrooms, minced

1 large onion, minced

3 cloves garlic, minced

3 Tbsp. (45 mL) butter

1/4 cup (60 mL) sour cream

1/4 tsp. (1 mL) thyme

1/2 tsp. (2 mL) salt and pepper

1 egg, beaten

Blend all ingredients in a mixer, then form into a ball. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Saute mushrooms, garlic, and onion in butter. When cooked add sour cream, thyme, salt, and pepper.  Roll dough out to 1/4 " (1 cm) thickness. Cut in 3" (7cm) circles. Fill with 1-2 tsp. (6 mL) filling, drained slightly. Brush edges with egg. Fold and seal by pressing edge with a fork. Pierce top in 2 or 3 places. Brush top with egg. Bake at 400F  for 10-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Yields 36-40

Print recipe:Mushroom Turnovers
Combine dough ingredients in a stand mixer. 

Form into a ball. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

In a saute pan, melt butter, add onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Cook until soft.

If you have fresh thyme great but dried works too. Just remember to add more thyme when it is fresh.

Add thyme, kosher salt, and freshly cracked pepper.

Stir in sour cream.

cook for a couple of minutes as you do not want a watery mixture!!

Time to roll the dough out and cut into circles of your desired size. I like to use a 3 inch diameter.

Stretch or roll the round just a little bit then holding the dough round,   add some filling and bring sides together. 

Pinch the dough together forming a crescent.

Place turnovers on a parchment lined baking sheet. Pierce with the tines of a fork.

Brush with egg wash.

Bake in 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
You can freeze in freezer bags and reheat from the frozen state.

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