Candied Yam Turnovers


What to do when you have guests the morning after Christmas and you can’t think of what to feed them (or don’t have the energy to feed them)?



Leftovers of course.  I like using leftover yams for breakfast!


This year I had delicious leftover yams that were mashed with pecans, butter and brown sugar.


I also had some cream cheese.


And I had puff pastry in the freezer.


If you’ve got these three things and about 30 minutes.  You can have a beautifully easy pastry for your guests!



Candied Yam Turnovers

1 package of 10 – 5 x 5 puff pastry sheets

1 c. leftover candied yams

1/2 c. cream cheese

1 egg + 1 T. water (beaten together)

1/4 c. sugar for topping the pastries


Pre-heat the oven to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.


Separate the squares of puff pastry and let them thaw for 5 minutes.


Go start the coffee pot while you let them thaw!  If you’re like me I don’t too much before firing up the espresso machine and making a latte!


To the middle of each pastry square, add about 1 1/2 T. yams and a spoonful of cream cheese (slightly less than a T.).




Fold over the pastry and crimp the edges with a fork.  Brush the tops with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the sugar.


Place on a baking sheet, about an inch apart and bake for 25 minutes or until medium brown.


Let cool and serve or make ahead, refrigerate, and reheat in the oven for a few minutes at 200 degrees.





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