Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bandwidth's Cherry Turnovers

Bandwidth is a biochemist and a self-taught cook. After watching many episodes of Iron Chef, he came up with a way to gild store-bought pastries.
This is a simple winter dessert that takes minutes, yet it looks like you've spent hours in the kitchen.


Bandwidth's Cherry Turnovers

4 Bakery turnovers (you can make your own with puff pastry sheets and add cherry preserves or buy frozen Pepperidge Farm turnovers).

fresh Cherries, approx 2 c

Rinse and pit cherries. Place in pan with 2 c water and 1/2 c sugar. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until mixture thickens slightly. Add more sugar if necessary.
Spoon fruit and sauce over turnovers. Add whipped cream or ice cream if you dare.
I did.



26 comments:

  1. These turnovers look delicious! Your photography is great too. Love & blessings from NC!

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  2. Gosh...it's the little things that make life worth living...those little joy's like puff pastry and cherries ...OH JOY..ice cream!

    And I agree! Your photography is enough to make one just sit and stare...beautiful!
    Love and hugs!
    Mona

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  3. Boy this looks good. I could be very happy with a bite...just a bite...well and a cup of coffee to go with this delicious cherry turnover. These pictures are doing me in!
    Big smile.
    Debbie

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  4. I am not a fan of cherries (go figure) but my husband is. He would love this dessert. Hmmmm, maybe for Valentine's Day? BTW, I received your book and started reading it last night. Love all the recipes like my Grandmother used. --Delores

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  5. Oh yummmm! These look amazing & now I need to make a quick trip to the grocery store! He's a genius!!! ☺♥☺

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  6. I don't believe I've ever gazed at photos of food with the lust I do when I look at your photos!

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  7. That looks just yummy. I havn't done turnovers in a long time. I have to try this. Hugs, Marty

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  8. I used to walk right past the bakery section at the groc. store, never thinking of buying their products and giving them a facelift. I had bigger plans, to make my OWN puff pastry...like that was going to happen! Thanks for waking me up!

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  9. I love these quick easy steps.
    So simple but looks delicious and
    great presentation at the table.
    Doesn't get any better than this!

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  10. Yummy!
    (like you have not heard that before...LOL)
    Nonetheless there are some delectable goodies that simply cause one to ...
    have rumblings in the tummy!
    (in a good, way...LOL)

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  11. I wish I had my very on Bandwidth...these look delicious.

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  12. I wish not approve on it. I think polite post. Especially the appellation attracted me to review the intact story.

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  13. Mercy that looks good! And on a side note.....did you know.....one of the yummiest cherry turnovers I have ever had....believe it or not.....comes from ARBY'S drive-thru! Served hot, with a little icing glaze, and oh so tasty with a hot cup of coffee!!! Oh, and it only costs a buck!

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  14. Icing would have been divine. I'll tell Bandy.

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  15. Bandwidth, I think you've missed your calling!!! Join the big bro in the kitchen!

    Justine :o )

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  16. Absolutely divine ~ I love, love, love cherries!! xoxo, B

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  17. Cherries are one of the best tastes ever. This looks great.

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  18. Lovely turnovers and splendid photography-love ur pic shooting skills so much...

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  19. Yum. I love turnovers...and dolling them up is a great idea.

    Sue

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  20. So beautiful, Michael! I thought of licking the monitor, but decided that might seem silly (and probably not particularly tasty). ;)

    Definitely have to file this away in the stunning shortcuts file!

    Bill

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  21. Oh, my! The turnovers look delish. My mother loves cherry turnovers and I'll have to make these for her the next time she comes to visit.

    I wish my son would cook for me -- he did go buy me a cherry limeade at Sonic today, though! LOL!

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  22. YUM! I'm tellin' ya, Bandwith has a standing invitation at my house! laurie

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  23. I so love turnovers!! These look delicious - thanks to Bandwidth and to you, Michael, for sharing!! :D

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  24. Well I agree but I dream the post should secure more info then it has.

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  25. Not sure how I missed this but I'm glad you left a little note with your Green Tea Cupcakes post. I love, love cherries! Will make this for sure ~ just add a cup of hot coffee and perfection.

    xoxo
    Pat

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