National Cherry Turnover Day

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Today, August 28th, is National Cherry Turnover Day.

Turnovers are a pastry dish in which a filling is placed on a piece of pastry - often square, as this is easier - and then the pastry is folded (turned) over to make a triangle with the filling inside. An alternative to using a square would be to use a circle and fold it over into a semicircle.

Turnovers can be sweet or savoury, so there is little limit on what fillings can be added. The turnover is then cooked, usually by baking, but they can also be fried.

Cherry turnovers have a filling that contains cherries, a fruit with a stone inside.

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