Savory butternut Squash Turnovers
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 large leek, white parts ply, cut into 1 inch dice
1/2 pound shitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps sliced 1/4 inch think
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh thyme
salt and pepper
2 pounds butternut squash-peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch dice
14ounces puff pastry, thawed, if frozen
3/4 pounds goat cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 375º. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add diced leeks and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add shitake and cook, stirring often, until the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and thyme and stir, cooking for two minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, put in bowl and set aside.
Lin large rimmed dish with parchment paper. In a large bowl, toss squash with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread out squash and bake for 25 minutes or until softened and starting to brown. Remove from oven and add squash to the leek and mushroom mixture and toss.
Line another large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. On a lightly floured work surface, gently roll out puff pastry into twelve 4-inch squares. Spoon squash mixture (about 2 tbsp) into center or each square and add 2 tbsp of goat cheese. Lightly brush the edges of the squares with the beaten egg. Fold the squares over to form triangles and crimp the edges decoratively with a fork.
Arrange turnovers on parchment lined baking sheet, about an 1/2 inch apart. Brush with egg and bake until golden brown. Approximately 20-22 minutes.
***Note form laf kitchen***
These can easily be made into appetizer size but cutting the squares in half. I find it easier to fill the smaller squares by pureeing the squash mixture, adding 2 tablespoons of cream.
then use a piping bag or Ziploc with a tip cut off to pipe the squash mixture into the squares and then add goat cheese. These are good warm and room temperature.