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A Turnover Kind of Day and Ricotta Chocolate Filled Turnovers

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Yesterday felt like a Turnover kind of day..the ones that are filled with fresh ricotta and dark chocolate..a pinch of hot red pepper, cinnamon and sugar…a great supper for a hot summer night..served with a chilled glass of Prosecco…


Ricotta Chocolate Turnovers

16 ounces ricotta cheese

16 ounces dark cocoa broken into pieces

1 package pre made puff pastry

8 amaretti cookies crumbled

amaretti cookies 1

pinch powdered hot red pepper

pinch cinnamon

1 tablespoon granulated sugar



Preheat oven to 375. Cut puff pastry into squares. Line cookie sheet with baking paper.  Place ricotta and broken chocolate pieces into bowl and blend together.

ricotta turnovers 4 Fill each square with first 1/2 tablespoon tablespoon of  amaretti cookie crumbles then ricotta mixture.

ricotta trunovers 3

Place on baking paper. sprinkle granulated sugar on top, then pinch of hot red pepper, cinnamon. Seal edges by pressing down lightly  with fork on dough.

ricotta turnovers 1 Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.  Serve with chilled Prosecco or Spumante.


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