This recipe comes to Home Style Austin from our Brand Director, Patrick (it was his Mom’s recipe). This evolved from a Mushroom Turnover recipe into something we transformed into an annual treat for St. Patrick’s Day by stamping the turnovers into little shamrocks.
- Use fresh mushrooms for a flavor explosion. Try a little more salt and some pepper if your tongue doesn’t tingle on your first “go” of it.
- Can’t find three 3-ounce packages of cream cheese? You’re not alone. It seems our modern day bellies are bigger than the “small packs” so you’ll most likely have to buy multiple 8-ounce blocks or containers of the good stuff and trim ‘em down.
- Don’t have a 2¾” cookie cutter? I found a small juice glass in my kitchen that measured-up quite fine.
- While the original recipe calls for an ungreased cookie sheet, I think I went a little liberal with the egg brushing. I found some PAM Baking Spray helped a lot.
- Why not create a mushroom masterpiece of your own? I used a clover-shaped cookie cutter and made my own version of this tasty treat… debuting this St. Paddy’s Day 2012.
- This recipe yields enough for a party. If you don’t want to prepare 50 turnovers, half the recipe!
9 Ounces | Cream Cheese, Softened
½ Cup | Butter, Softened (use Falfurrias brand butter)
1½ Cups | Sifted Flour
½ Pound | Mushrooms, Minced
1 Large | White Onion, Minced
3 Tablespoons | More Butter, Softened
1 Teaspoon | Salt
¼ Teaspoon | Fresh Thyme Leaves, Minced
2 Tablespoons | Flour
¼ Cup | Sour Cream
1 | Cage Free Egg, Beaten
What To Do:
1. Early in the day or 2 hours before serving, place in a large bowl the cream cheese, butter and flour. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until soft dough forms.
2. Wrap dough in waxed paper and refrigerate at least one hour.
3. In a medium-sized skillet over medium heat, cook the mushrooms and onion in 3 tablespoons butter until tender, about 5 minutes.
4. Stir in salt, thyme and 2 tablespoons flour until blended and then stir in the sour cream (yes!).
6. On one ½ of each circle, place a teaspoon of the mushroom mixture. Bush the edges with egg and fold the edges over the filling to meet the bottom edge.
7. With a fork, press edges together and prick tops in three places to let the steam out. If you want to enjoy your turnovers for St. Paddy’s Day you can stamp them with a clover-shaped cookie cutter at this step – note: there will be spoilage!
8. Place turnover on an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and mushroom filling until you’re all done.
9. Preheat oven to 450°F.
10. Brush the turnovers with egg.
11. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes about 50 turnovers. Serve warm.
~ Joe Paul Reider
Home Style Austin Founder
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
Does St. Patrick’s Day Have You Doin’ The Jig? Check out our “Holidazed” Pinterest Board for some SPD inspiration that will have you seeing the green!