Wednesday, January 6, 2010


This recipe is older than two of my children who have given me five grandchildren.

2 cups applesauce
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tbsp cold water
1 (scant) cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 pkg (3-oz) cream cheese
3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

In a saucepan mix the applesauce and cinnamon. In a small cup mix the cornstarch and water together until smooth; add to the applesauce and cinnamon. Cook, stirring, over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until the mixture is almost dry. Allow to cool.

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut the butter and cream cheese into the flour mixture. Shape dough into a ball and chill.

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut into 3-inch rounds. Place 1 tablespoon of the applesauce mixture and 1 teaspoon of the shredded cheese on half of each round. Moisten the edges of the rounds with water. Fold the round over and press the edges together to seal. Using a fork, pierce top a few times to allow steam to escape. Place turnovers on a baking sheet and place in a 425 degree oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until browned. Sprinkle the tops lightly with cinnamon sugar and serve while hot.

Yield: 3 dozen

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