Cherry Turnovers for the Feast of St. Mark

A few years ago Barbara posted a recipe for St. Gregory's Cherries and shared the legend of Pope Gregory the Great and his longing for cherries on St. Mark's feast day.  You can read more about the legend in her post. Since today, April 25, is the feast of St. Mark, I thought I'd share another recipe using cherries.  This is a very easy recipe to make, and perfect for any children that like to help in the kitchen.  My girls made these last month, when studying the state of Virginia, and everyone agreed that they turned out scrumptious!  

Cherry Turnovers 
recipe adapted from Macaroni Kid

  • 1 Package of Frozen Puff Pastry (2 sheets)
  • 1 Can of Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 Egg


Unfold the thawed puff pastry sheets and cut into 4 squares each.

Fill each square with about 2 Tbsp of the cherry pie filling.

Fold over the pastry dough and seal with fingers.

Beat egg and add a tsp of water to make egg wash, then brush top of pastry with the egg wash.

Bake at 375 until golden brown and allow pastries to cool.  Enjoy!

Be sure to check the archives for additional recipes for the today's feast of St. Mark.  And if you end up making something special, be sure to take pictures to share in this week's link up

O Glorious St. Mark, through the grace of God our Father, you became a great Evangelist, preaching the Good News of Christ. May you help us to know Him well so that we may faithfully live our lives as followers of Christ. Amen. 

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  1. I love this easy recipe!!! thank you very much..looks so yummy...
    My youngest son Mark and I will make them together!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  2. This looks so easy! I never would have thought to make these on my own.