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Cuban-Style Turnovers

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What makes these puff pastry turnovers Cuban?  It's the tasty combination of ham, cheese and pork seasoned with mustard and pickles.  Give these a try...they're really good.

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Bake: 20 minutes
  • Cool: 5 minutes
  • Serves: 4
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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. honey

  • 1/2 tsp. water

  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed

  • 4 tsp. yellow mustard

  • 8 thin slices deli baked ham

  • 8 thin slices deli Swiss or provolone cheese

  • 4 kosher dill pickle sandwich slices

  • 8 thin slices deli roast pork

  • 2 tsp. sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Stir the honey and water in a small bowl. 

  2. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface.  Roll the pastry sheet into a 12-inch square.  Cut into 4 (6-inch) squares.

  3. Spread 1 teaspoon mustard on each pastry square to within 1/2 inch of the edge.  Layer each with 2 ham slices, 2 cheese slices, 1 pickle slice and 2 pork slices.  Brush the edges of the pastry squares with water.  Fold the pastry over the filling to form a triangle and crimp with a fork to seal.  Brush the filled pastries with the honey mixture.  Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.  Place the pastries onto a baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Let the pastries cool on the baking sheet on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

  5. Serving Suggestion: Serve with a green salad with sliced tomatoes, onions, radishes and a lemon vinaigrette.

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Tip

If any cracks form while you’re working with Puff Pastry, just rub with a little water and press to seal the dough together.

You can brush an egg-wash glaze (1 egg plus 1 tsp. water) over the Puff Pastry to create a rich, golden sheen when baked.

Make sure the edges of your Puff Pastry are cut—a folded edge will not rise and puff.

To seal stuffed Puff Pastries, pinch the edges together or press with the tines of a fork, just as you’d seal a piecrust.

Inspiration

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  • Great tomatoes always improve a dish. Try to buy them at a local farmer’s market if you can.

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Submitted by:
Maria P.
Date: 8/23/2011

5 star rating

"It's really delicious!!!!"

Submitted by:
Roberta S.
Date: 8/27/2011

5 star rating

"What a delicious combination of flavors and so easy and inexpensive to prepare. These will definitely become a part of my regular menu rotation!"

Submitted by:
Roberta S.
Date: 8/27/2011

5 star rating

"A fantastic combination of flavors and so simple to make!"

Submitted by:
Terri B.
Date: 9/27/2011

5 star rating

"Yuuuuuummy !"

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