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This recipe makes a great appetizer for a potluck supper any time of year. The turnovers can be made ahead of time, frozen, and baked just before serving.

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2002


Credit: Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell and Melanie J. Clarke

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24 servings (serving size: 1 turnover)


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  • To prepare pastry, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, cream cheese, butter, and 1 teaspoon salt in a food processor; pulse 4 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal. With processor on, add ice water through food chute, processing until dough forms a ball. Gently press mixture into a 4-inch circle on plastic wrap. Cover and chill 15 minutes.

  • To prepare filling, place mushrooms in food processor, and process until finely chopped. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add shallots; cook 1 minute or until soft. Stir in mushrooms, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Cook 10 minutes or until most of liquid evaporates, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in basil. Cool completely.

  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Combine 2 teaspoons water and egg white in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk.

  • Divide dough into 24 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball; chill. Working with 1 portion at a time, roll each dough ball into a 4-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Lightly brush pastry with egg white mixture. Spoon about 2 teaspoons mushroom filling onto half of each circle. Fold dough over filling; press edges together with a fork to seal. Brush egg white mixture over pastry. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat procedure with remaining dough, filling, and egg white mixture, placing pastries 1 inch apart.

  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

71 calories; calories from fat 38%; fat 3g; saturated fat 1.8g; mono fat 0.9g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 9.3g; fiber 0.8g; cholesterol 9mg; iron 0.8mg; sodium 190mg; calcium 8mg.