Warm Pineapple Turnovers

Fairly difficult

Warm Pineapple Turnovers
Preparation time
Cooking time
Waiting time 20m


For 8 Person(s)


  • 8 ounce(s) Pastry Flour
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 ounce(s) shortening
  • 1/4 cup(s) water
  • 2 ounce(s) Margarine
  • 2 tablespoon(s) cold water
  • 2 cup(s) pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup(s) brown sugar
  • 1 cup(s) pineapple juice
  • 2 teaspoon(s) lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon(s) lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Grace Margarine
  • 1 teaspoon(s) nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon(s) yellow food colouring
  • 1 teaspoon(s) pineapple flavouring, optional
  • 1 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup(s) water
  • 2 tablespoon(s) granulated sugar

Warm Pineapple Turnovers Directions

  1. Put pastry flour in a bowl and mix in the salt. 
  2. Add the chilled shortening and Grace Hello Margarine to the flour and use either your finger tips or a dough blender to rub the fat into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  3. Add cold water and use the finger tips to bind the mixture together. Cover and put to chill for about 10-15 minutes.

  4. Place a heavy skillet on a medium flame. Add the diced pineapple, dark sugar, Grace Pineapple Juice, lemon rind and lime juice and mix well.
  5. Add the margarine, nutmeg, yellow food colouring and pineapple flavouring, if used.
  6. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup water and add to the pineapple mixture, stirring constantly to avoid lumping. Cook for about 2 minutes; remove from flame and allow to fully cool before using as a filling for the turnovers.
  7. Remove pastry from the refrigerator. Dust the kitchen counter lightly with flour, place the dough on the floured surface and roll out the dough to a thickness using a lightly floured rolling pin. Use a 4 inch round cutter for each of the turnovers.
  8. Place about 1 tablespoon pineapple filling in the centre of each. Brush the edge with a little water then fold in half (the shape of a patty). Use a fork to seal the edges, then prick each with the fork.
  9. Place turnovers on a baking sheet and brush with egg wash. Bake in a pre-heated oven 180°C/350°F for about 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.

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