Moldovan Cherry Turnovers

Moldovan Cherry Turnovers

Revel in the exquisite taste of our Moldovan Cherry Turnovers, an enticing twist to the traditional rugelach cookies. This recipe allows for versatility with fillings, ranging from apples to cherries, but the cherry variant stands out as a premium choice.

The delightful combination of taste, texture, aesthetics, and its swift preparation process makes this recipe a must-try. Don't miss out on these turnovers that promise a super soft and tender treat.


Sour Cream(20%)
200 g
200 g
Active dry yeast
1 tsp
White flour
500 g
300 g
or other preferred fillings such as jam with nuts, Turkish delight, apple slices, bananas
Powdered sugar
300 g

Step by step

Step 1

Prepare the dough following the same procedure as in steps 1-5 of a traditional rugelach recipe.

Divide the dough into four equal parts and refrigerate, or proceed to work with it immediately.

Moldovan Cherry Turnovers - Step 1
Step 2

If you opt for cherries or any other frozen fruits as your filling, ensure to thaw them first. Drain the juice thoroughly and mix with 2-3 tablespoons of starch or flour.

Apples do not require any additional ingredients, while jam fillings can be thickened with crushed walnuts.

Moldovan Cherry Turnovers - Step 2
Step 3

Roll out the dough into a thin, rectangular shape, approximately 2mm in thickness.

It's important to ensure the rectangle is longer than it is wide. Cut long slices about 3-4 cm wide and place a few cherries along the edge of each slice.

Moldovan Cherry Turnovers - Step 3
Step 4

Begin to roll the dough from the edge, as shown in the picture.

Moldovan Cherry Turnovers - Step 4
Step 5

Continue rolling the dough into a triangle, referring to the pictures for guidance.

Moldovan Cherry Turnovers - Step 5
Step 6

Upon reaching the edge, you should have a perfectly formed triangle.

Moldovan Cherry Turnovers - Step 6
Step 7

Arrange the formed triangles on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Moldovan Cherry Turnovers - Step 7
Step 8

Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 20-25 minutes, or until they turn a lovely golden brown.

Allow to cool.

Moldovan Cherry Turnovers - Step 8
Step 9

Before serving, dust the turnovers with powdered sugar.

Enjoy your delicious Moldovan Cherry Turnovers!

Moldovan Cherry Turnovers - Step 9
Quantity: 1 kg
Prep time: 60 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 30 min
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