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Chicken and Pear Turnovers

October 2007
Chicken and Pear Turnovers

by 3 people

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 30 mins

Cook: 25 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 2 pound rotisserie chicken, skin discarded and meat shredded
  • 1 large Anjou or Bosc pear, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . In a large bowl, mix the chicken, pear, shallot, chicken broth, tarragon, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and set aside. In a small bowl, beat the egg with 1 teaspoon water; set aside.
  2. Unfold and flatten the puff pastry sheet; cut into 4 squares and refrigerate 3 squares. On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 pastry square into a 9-inch square. Pile one-quarter of the chicken mixture in the center. Lightly brush the 4 corners with the egg wash and pinch together to seal, leaving the seams open. Place the turnover on a baking sheet and refrigerate. Repeat with the remaining pastry squares, filling and egg wash.
  3. Bake the turnovers until crisp and golden, about 25 minutes.
Tip PAIR WITH:
  • Sauvignon Republic Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2006 (California)
Tip Frozen assets
  • Freeze unused puff pastry for up to 1 month after the use-by date.