apple mango cheesecake turnovers and crisp

Today is Kitchen Runway’s 1st “birthday” or is it 1st “anniversary”, either way  I can’t believe that it’s already been a year!  We want thank everyone who has visited the blog – it means so much to us!  It’s been a fun year and we’ve enjoyed sharing a little part of  our life with  you.  To celebrate, we’re sharing a “two-for” one recipe:  Apple, Mango, Cheesecake Turnovers and Crisp.  These flaky turnovers are a sweet way to start the day and the warm apple and mango crisp is a comforting way to end the day!

You’re not going to believe how easy this is to make….the secret is that the foundation of this recipe is a can of apple pie filling.  I add fresh chopped mangoes and a tiny bit of candied/crystallized ginger and cinnamon to the apple pie filling to elevate the flavors.  The next layer of flavor comes from a cheesecake filling.  I know it sounds a bit odd…but trust me it works.  It’s like a danish and pie all wrapped up in one. 

To top it all off…Lucky Leaf Premium Pie Fillings is sponsoring a giveaway for our birthday.  The giveaway is one can of Premium Apple Pie filling, a can of Cherry Pie filling and a Lucky Leaf cookbook (a full color collection of award winning recipes).   I’ve tried both of the apple and cherry filling and they are delicious.  The cans are packed full of fruit and the cherry pie filling was one of the best I’ve ever tried.  The cherries are plump and are just the right amount of sweetness.  I know you’re going to enjoy the pie fillings and cookbook.

lucky leaf premium pie filling giveway


Here’s How to enter:

You can earn up to a total of 4 entries into the giveaway.  If you already do one of the following, it will count as an extra entry (just make sure to leave a comment below to let us know).  Make sure to come back and post a separate comment upon completion of on each of the following that you chose to do.

The Details:

This giveaway is open to US residents only.  The giveaway will end on Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 11:59 pm PST.  The winner will be randomly drawn and will be notified by the email that they provide on the comment.  If the winner does not claim their prize by 11:59 pm PST on March, 3rd, 2011, another winner will be chosen and the prize will be forfeited.

Thank you for all of your comments!   All of your favorite birthday/anniversary treats sound delicious!  The giveaway is closed and the lucky winner is:  Robin!  Congratulations!!

apple mango cheesecake turnover ingredients

apple mango cheesecake turnovers

Opps...I ate turnover #8 before it could be photographed...

apple mango cheesecake turnover

The ginger gives the apple, mango and cheesecake filling an extra pop of flavor.

Apple, Mango, Cheesecake Turnovers & Crisp

Prep:  20 mins.  Bake time:  20 mins. per recipe  Yields:  8 turnovers and 4 individual crisp


21 oz. can apple pie filling

2/3 C. chopped mangoes

¼ tsp. cinnamon

1 Tbs. finely chopped crystallized ginger (optional – if you don’t care for ginger you can leave it out)

8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature

1/3 C. sugar

1 egg

 1 17.3 oz package of puff pastry (2 sheets), thawed

coarse sugar, optional

½ C old fashion oats

¼ C flour

¼ C brown sugar

½ tsp. cinnamon

4 Tbs. butter, melted

pinch of salt

Egg wash:

1 egg

1 Tbs. water

Turnover Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400º
  • Coarsely chop the apples in the pie filling and place in a medium bowl.  (make sure that you add all of the filling into the bowl as well)  Add mangoes, cinnamon and ginger and combine.
  • Place cream cheese and into a medium bowl, mix with a hand mixer until smooth.  Add egg and mix to until well combined.
  • Unfold the puff pastry onto a floured surface.  Using a rolling pin, gently roll the puff pasty to work out the creases in the sheet.  Cut each of the puff pastry sheets into 4 equal squares. 
  • Place about 1 Tbs. of the cheesecake filling into the center of the puff pastry square.  Add about 1 to 1½ Tbs. of the fruit mixture on top and gently fold the square at a diagonal, creating a triangle.  Using your fingers, press the seams together to seal.  Do not overfill or else you won’t be able to seal the turnover.  Place turnover on a lined baking sheet (I used a Silpat, but you can also use parchment paper).  Using the tines of a fork press along the edges to help seal the pastry.  Brush an egg wash over the turnovers  (lightly beat 1 egg and 1 Tbs. of water together).  This will help the turnovers bake to a golden brown.
  • Sprinkle with coarse sugar and bake on middle rack for 20 minutes or until turnovers are a golden brown.
  • Dust with powder sugar and serve.  Enjoy!

                             **If you want to make just turnovers, use an additional package of puff pastry and repeat the steps**

Crisp Directions:

  • Coat 4 ramekins with cooking spray or butter.
  • Divide the remaining fruit filling equally among the ramekins. Equally divide the remaining cheesecake filling into each of the ramekins (just pour it directly ontop of the fruit).
  • Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and pinch of salt in a small bowl.  Add melted butter and combine.  Crumble the crisp mixture equally among the 4 ramekins. 
  • Bake on middle rack for 20 minutes or until crisp is brown and the fruit is bubbling. 
  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

                           **If you want make just a crisp, double the ingredients for the crisp toppping.  You can either bake these individually or in a square or rectangle baking dish**

apple mango cheesecake crisp

This is the last picture of the crisp...before Derrick & I devoured it.


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23 Responses to Apple, Mango, Cheesecake Turnovers & Crisp {Giveaway}

  1. Erin says:

    ooh! enter me :) I am for sure trying both of these recipes!

  2. Tracey says:

    Looks sooo good I’ll have to try them!

  3. Woop woop! Congrats on 1 year. It’s a big thing to celebrate. And these guys will do the trick for the treat. Any sweet will do, but things with apples and pears top the list. Turnovers, pies, galettes, cakes, quickbreads. Bring ‘em on!

  4. YVETTE GALVAN says:

    Lately my favorite anniversary treat is cheesecake and bday treat is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting! Yummm!

  5. justcooknyc says:

    you don’t have to enter me in the drawing, but congrats on 1 year!

  6. alex says:

    mm ice cream!

  7. Danielle says:

    Congrats on one year! For birthdays, I love strawberry

  8. Valerie says:

    My favorite birthday treat is a warm, fudgy brownie, served with a dollop of vanilla ice cream!

  9. Robin says:

    I absolutely love chocolate Kahlua cake with vanilla ice
    cream. One of my most favorite birthday treats.

  10. Nive says:

    Congrats on the anniversary….my favorite treat for
    birthdays would be chocolate black forest cake…

  11. Susie says:

    I have a new favorite b-day dessert- cold oven pound cake
    with a frosting that is made with a cooked flour & milk
    mixture. Sounds crazy but it is the best thing ever!

  12. Karen says:

    My favorite birthday treat is carrot cake with cream cheese

  13. Chris M. says:

    My favorite is a dense chocolate layered cake with
    chocolate buttercream frosting. Thanks!

  14. Betsy says:

    Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes…any kind!! These turnovers and crisps look awesome!

  15. susitravl says:

    We used to always get a Rhubarb Pie from a local bakery for
    our anniversary, but they went out of business. Now, my husband
    request Caramel Apple Streusel pie, which I bake. Not as good as
    the Rhubarb though. susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. susitravl says:

    Like you on Facebook (SusanB)

  17. Betsy says:

    Liked you on Facebook =)

  18. Betsy says:

    Following you on Twitter =)

  19. amy says:

    I follow, i tweet and i comment. :) I like chocolate cake with strawberry fillings and wHip cream frosting.

  20. amy says:

    I tweet #giveaway. :D

  21. amy says:

    following @kitchenrunway. LOL this is funny… i’m commenting and receiving txts at the same time. :D

  22. louise says:

    i can taste that turnover, crispy with warm apple filling… your photos are so great, you are tempting me to buy a new lense.

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