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Cream Cheese Date Turnovers Recipe

Updated on July 12, 2016

Date Turnovers And Coffee

Not Your Ordinary Cookie

This is not your ordinary cookie.

A turnover is a type of pastry made by placing a filling on a piece of dough, usually a sweet, fruit pie like filling, the dough is then folded over, and sealed. Turnovers can be sweet or savory and are often made as a sort of portable meal or dessert, similar to a pie or tart.

It is common for to be made with a shortcut pastry or puff pastry dough; this pastry however is made up of a pastry using cream cheese.

This date nut turnover, is much smaller than the typical turnover. Actually the size of a mini pie or a cookie.

This cookie is so delicious. When I set out a plate of cookies these are the ones that are devoured first . A family favorite for sure. I usually make up an extra batch or two and put some in the freezer for later .

With the pastry like crust made from cream cheese to its sweet date-nut filled goodness.

A cup of hot tea or a nice cup of coffee , a cream cheese date nut turnover, it doesn't get much better than that..

Simply Delicious


Ingredients For Cream Cheese Date Turnovers Recipe

  • 8-oz. cream cheese
  • 2 sticks margarine
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped
  • 1 cup dates, cut up
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Pastry Instructions

  1. Mix the first 4 ingredients as for pie crust.
  2. Place in refrigerator to cool: after forming ball. I usually do this a day ahead.
  3. FILLING: Mix remaining ingredients and cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated.
  4. Cool until thickened.
  5. Roll dough thin and cut with round cookie cutter.
  6. Place about 1 tsp. of filling onto round.
  7. Fold over and press edges together.
  8. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes.
4.5 stars from 2 ratings of Cream Cheese Date Turnovers

The Date Palm



Where do dates come from?

Dates are grown on a palm (Phoenix dactylifera) . The fruit of the palm is known as a date. They are oval-cylindrical in shape. When dates are ripe they range from bright red to bright yellow in color, depending on the variety.

After date palms are planted they can take 4 to 8 years to produce...

Have you ever had a Date Shake?....They are simply delicious..and if you have never had one I suggest you do..You will be glad you did.

California is possibly best known for its individuality.

There is something magic about Hadley Fruit Orchards' date shake, according to the generations who have been lucky enough to get one. Perhaps, it's the smooth caramel taste of California Deglet Noor Dates or maybe it's the way Hadley Fruit Orchards loves their dates, but it's a love you can taste.


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    • faythef profile image

      Faythe F. 5 years ago from USA

      KJ Page..I know you will enjoy them.

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      K J Page 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      I am the worlds worst cook, but I'm goin to try these!!

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      Faythe F. 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you carol7777..Actually the pastry is made from the cream cheese.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Anything with cream cheese perks my ears... This sounds delicious and worthy of a try. Going to vote up and share on pinterest...

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      While I was reading the recipe Mom states we may have had a version of these at my Aunt's house. And, how delicious they are. We definitely will be trying them in this house. Thanks again.

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      Faythe F. 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you for the vote..I hope you enjoy them as much as I do...

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I thank you for the wonderful recipe. Mom and I were just discussing adding some new cookies to our repertoire and these look delicious.

      Voting up