Vanilla Raisin Turnovers

Plump natural raisins are soaked in vanilla to add a burst of flavor to one of America's favorites, the classic apple turnover. A flaky, ready-made puff pastry makes this quick and easy to prepare.


  • 1 package (17-1/4 oz.) frozen puff pastry
  • 1 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup diced, peeled apple (such as golden delicious, granny smith or pippin)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • Directions:

    THAW puff pastry for 30 minutes or just until sheets can be unfolded.
    COMBINE raisins, vanilla and 2 tablespoons water in a microwave safe bowl; cover tightly with plastic wrap.
    MICROWAVE on HIGH for 45 seconds.
    SET raisins aside while pastry thaws; stir occasionally.
    CUT each sheet of pastry into 4 squares.
    COMBINE raisins, diced apple, brown sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl; stir to blend.
    PLACE about 1/4 cup filling in center of each square, dividing evenly.
    BRUSH edges of squares with egg and fold in half to make triangles.
    PINCH together with fingers and seal with tines of fork.
    BRUSH tops with egg. With sharp knife, make three small slits in top of each triangle for steam to escape.
    PLACE on two greased baking sheets.
    BAKE at 400° F for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned and puffed. Remove from sheets to wire rack to cool.

    Makes 8 turnovers.

    Nutrients per serving (1 Turnover): Calories 460; Protein 6g; Fat 24g; Carbohydrates 55g; Sodium 165mg; Dietary Fiber 2g; Cholesterol 25mg