This is the perfect picnic dessert recipe: no fuss, no mess, no utensils required. These turnovers are great hot or cold.
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
1 tablespoon butter
Dash of salt
1 tablespoon ice water
2/3 cup blueberries
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon sugar, divided
How to Make It
To prepare crust, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, cream cheese, butter, and salt in a food processor; pulse 5 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal. With processor on, add ice water through food chute, processing just until combined (do not form a ball). Press the mixture gently into a 3-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap; cover with additional plastic wrap. Chill for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400°.
Divide dough into 4 equal portions; place each portion between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Roll each portion into a 5-inch circle. Place dough in freezer for 5 minutes or until the plastic wrap can be easily removed.
To prepare filling, combine blueberries and next 4 ingredients (blueberries through juice) in a bowl. Working with 1 dough portion at a time, remove plastic wrap from dough. Place dough on a lightly floured surface, and brush with egg white. Spoon about 2 tablespoons blueberry filling onto half of circle. Fold dough over filling, and press the edges together with a fork to seal. Place the turnover on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat turnover with cooking spray, and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon sugar. Pierce the turnover with a fork. Repeat procedure with remaining dough, egg white, filling, and sugar.
Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan, and cool on a wire rack.
Note: Expect the blueberries to ooze out of the crust a little during baking.
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I really wanted to like this but there were alot of problems with it. The dough was tough and not flaky at all. The filling was very dry and not very flavorful. As well the recipe has lots of glitches that alot of people might get confused with. The dough is so crumbly and dry that you have to add extra water, I had problems with sticking after freezing, nothing a spatula couldnt fix and the amount of sugar sprinkled on top is way to much. I would much rather boil blueberries with some splenda and lemon juice and serve it with a small round of pastry dough and a scoop of vanilla ice cream
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