Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Flaky, scrumptious and easy-to-make, these banana and cream cheese turnovers make a great dessert or breakfast treat.
(9-sheet, 5-inch x 5-inch) package frozen Puff pastry dough squares
- 2/3 cup
Cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup
Brown sugar or granulated sugar*
ripe Chiquita Bananas, diced
large Egg yolks, beaten
easy Cream Cheese Chiquita Banana Turnovers Recipe
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Remove dough from freezer and let soften slightly, just enough that you can fold the dough without breaking it. Combine softened cream cheese and brown sugar until well blended; set aside. Dice the bananas. Working with 1 pastry dough square at a time, slice the square diagonally into two triangles. In the center of each triangle place about 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture and top with about 1 teaspoon of diced banana. Do not overfill or the filling may leak out during baking. Fold dough triangles in half over the filling. With a fork or your fingers, crimp the edges of the dough tightly together, then place on baking pans lined with a baking sheet or non-stick foil. Keep remaining dough squares covered in the refrigerator until ready to use; repeat filling and folding the turnover triangles. (You may have a little extra banana; enjoy a snack while the turnovers bake!) With a pastry brush, brush the tops of the turnovers with the egg yolk. Bake for 20 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Remove to a baking rack and cool until cool enough to handle; serve warm.
*Note: brown sugar gives a slightly caramel flavor to the turnover.
Dust lightly with powdered sugared before serving, if desired.
sprinkle cinnamon or your favorite baking spice in the cream cheese mixture.
Great with a cup of espresso or strong coffee.
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Calories 240; Total Fat 15 g (Sat 5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 0 g, Mono 1 g); Cholesterol 30 mg; Sodium 230 mg; Potassium 60 mg; Total Carbohydrates 23 g; Dietary Fiber 1 g; Total Sugars 8 g; Protein 4 g. Percent Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin B6 2%; Vitamin C 2%; Vitamin D 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 8%.