Puff Pastry Cheesy Taco Bundles & Raspberry Turnovers

It snowed today, and covered everything in a pretty white blanket.

It’s COLD . . . but it’s just a taste of what’s to come.

The best way to keep warm, is to heat up the kitchen and start baking.

Raspberry Turnovers with Vanilla Glaze

and

Cheesy Taco Bundles.

Yum.

You don’t even need a recipe, just an imagination.

This is what I like to do with left over Taco Meat.

All you need is:

A square of Puff pastry, Taco meat, shredded cheese and a baby tomato.

You could just place another square on the top, but you can also make Taco Bundles.

Just pull up all the edges and from a sack.

You can pinch the center of the sack together, or simply leave it open . . . like the sack on the right side.

Tie some string around it.

You can also make Dessert Bundles with pie filling.

These are Raspberry bundles . . . sprinkled with Cinnamon & Sugar.

Oh so pretty and delish!

note:  The fillings from Prepared Pantry are wonderful and not very expensive.

I love the Raspberry and the Bavarian Cream.

You can make homemade Pop Tarts, and they are much better than store bought.

Just take a long strip of puff pastry and place a dollop of filling on one end.

Leave about 1/2 ” uncovered puff pastry at the end.

Pull the puff pastry up and over and seal the edges.

Just take a fork to crimp the edges.

Slice across the top to vent the turnovers, so that all your filling doesn’t burst out of the seams!

You can even brush the top with egg white, if you want your crust to have a pretty sheen to it.

Place the bundles or turnovers on a cookie sheet lined with a Silpat or Parchment paper.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

I sprinkled a bit of Parmesan Cheese over the top as well.

Oh gosh . . . really good.

If you want to make a vanilla glaze for your turnovers . . . it’s simple.

You don’t need a recipe.

Just take a cup of powdered sugar.

Add 1/2 tsp. of good vanilla and enough orange juice or water or milk to thin it.

It doesn’t take much liquid, so be careful. Stir, stir, stir until nice and creamy smooth.

Drizzle, Drizzle, Eat.

There you have it – No recipe needed on snowy days!

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  • Dee - October 25, 2012 - 3:39 pm

    Great idea for leftover taco meat! And as a girl from Mississippi, I am jealous of the snow!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee - October 25, 2012 - 3:52 pm

    Jonna, those homemade poptarts look divine 🙂 My mouth is watering!
    We do something very similar with the taco filling at our house. We call them “taco pockets” and use Rhodes Rolls instead of Puff Pastry…I think I’ll try the pastry next time.ReplyCancel

  • sharon - October 25, 2012 - 6:56 pm

    I have been wanting to play with puff pastry. I think I’ll try the homemade poptarts with low sugar fillings.ReplyCancel

  • ArmyMum - October 26, 2012 - 8:03 am

    OMG…. you’re cruel!!!! Now I want to make these right now but I’m at work!!!! & hungry…. & no taco meat….. but I do have puff pastry in the freezer at home and raspberry jam… I was going to attempt to recreate the Panera Sausage & Gouda souffle with it but now I’m thinking I want to try these… they look so good!!!! Decisions…. Decisions…..ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - October 26, 2012 - 8:32 am

    Mmm I’ll have one of each!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - October 26, 2012 - 9:47 am

    Jonna, what puff pastry do you like best and where do you purchase it? PS: Looks delish:-) Another GREAT idea!!!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - October 26, 2012 - 2:22 pm

      Hi Melanie,

      I like Pepperidge Farm. It never fails, but that is all that is available in my area.
      Just make sure that before you bake anything with puff pastry that it stays chilled. It will be puffy & flaky!

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Perazzini - October 28, 2012 - 2:04 am

    Those little bundles are the cutest thing. I must make some for dinner soon. The imagination can go wild thinking of fillings.ReplyCancel

  • Vannessa @ Wordchef's Corner - October 29, 2012 - 5:41 pm

    These taco bundles look so yummy… I always make enough taco meat for leftovers, and these will definitely be on my list for taco time!ReplyCancel