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Simple Fresh Strawberry Turnovers

Are there any pop-tarts fans in the house? These simple strawberry turnovers might just take you back to your childhood.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

Strawberry Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries diced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Crust:

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 + 1 tablespoon ice cold coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup ice cold water

Icing:

  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Combine strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of water in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until berries have softened and broken down, stirring occasionally. Whisk cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water in a small bowl and add to the mix. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and line a tray with parchment.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor or large bowl and mix well. Cut in the coconut oil until mixture is fine and crumbly. Slowly add ice water and mix until a dough forms.
  4. Roll out on lightly floured surface into a layer about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 4 - 5 inch squares (or any size and shape you would like.) Spread about 2 tablespoons of filling on one corner, leaving about 1/4 inch for sealing, and brush edge with water. Fold the opposite corner over filling and press down to seal. Poke holes with a knife to vent and place turnovers on prepared tray and bake for 12 - 16 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  5. Mix ingredients for icing and drizzle over turnovers when cooled then allow to dry before serving.