Smoked Sausage and Strawberry Turnover

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Smoked Sausage and Strawberry Turnover

Smoked Sausage and Strawberry Turnover

Brud Holland
The off-dry wine, with just a whisper of sweet and peach undertones, pairs nicely with the turnover’s lightly smoked sausage and ripe strawberries to create a semi-savory dish with flavors that come together like a finely crafted dovetail joint.
For a vegetarian option, used smoked tofu instead of sausage.
Pastry tip: Different flour brands can have different levels of liquid absorption. If your pastry dough looks or feels dry simply add 1 tablespoon of milk to the dry areas and mix until the dough is soft and slightly tacky but not sticky.
Pair with Silver Thread 2012 Semi-Dry Riesling.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Servings 24 bite-sized portions


Turnover Dough

  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter cut into tablespoon sized pieces
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¾ cup whole milk


  • 1 ½ cups smoked sausage ground
  • ¼ cup cream cheese softened
  • 1 whole egg
  • ½ cup plain bread crumbs
  • ½ cup strawberries diced small
  • ½ cup scallions sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons leaf parsley roughly chopped


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and butter. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until it resembles flakes the size of a dime. Add the milk and stir with a fork until it forms a dough.
  • In another large bowl, mix the sausage, cream cheese, egg and bread crumbs. Add in the strawberries, scallions and parsley and mix until combined into a soft filling.
  • On a floured surface with a rolling pin, roll silver dollar sized pieces of dough into 2 1/2-to 3-inch circles 1/8-inches thick each. Place 2 teaspoons of filling in the middle and fold in half, pinching and rolling the edges to seal them.
  • Place on a baking sheet, sprinkle with kosher salt and bake in a 375-degree oven for 15–18 minutes or until golden brown.


See more from the 2014 Wine issue, including a buffalo tenderloin that pairs well with a DeChaunac.
Keyword Sausage, Smoked, smoky, strawberry, Turnover

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