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Date-Nut Kahlúa Turnovers

Yield 18 turnovers
Kahlúa, the king of coffee liqueurs, gives a glisten to this date-nut filling that's tucked in flaky triangles.


  • 1/3 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kahlúa or other coffee-flavored liqueur or strong brewed coffee
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 (8-ounce) package chopped dates (1 1/3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 (17 1/4-ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients; stir well. Add half of beaten egg; stir well. Stir in dates and pecans. Combine remaining half of egg with 1 teaspoon water; set aside.

  2. Roll each sheet of pastry into a 12" square on a lightly floured surface. Cut each square into 9 (4") squares. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon date mixture into center of each square; brush edges of pastry with egg mixture. Fold each square of pastry into a triangle; seal edges with a fork. Brush top of each pastry with remaining egg mixture, and sprinkle with sugar. Place pastries on an ungreased baking sheet.

  3. Bake at 400° for 10 to 12 minutes or until puffed and golden.

Christmas with Southern Living 1997