Cheesy Pear Turnovers

In Appetizers and Snacks, Breakfast & Brunch, Recipes, Thanksgiving 2016 by Lori Hill0 Comments

These vegan cheesy pear turnovers are a savory option for breakfast, brunch, or a party appetizer.

One day, when trying to figure out how to use up some Bosc pears that were getting ripe, I recalled an hors d’oeuvres I enjoyed years ago that was comprised of tortilla, brie cheese, and pear. Yum! I instantly craved it, but how to make it vegan? I then remembered a recipe from The Dirty Hippie & The Bohemian Girl — Buffalo Faux Chicken Pinwheels — that use crescent rolls and faux cheese. I combined the two concepts, along with a dash of my own ingenuity (which I’m impressed I have!), to create this recipe. 

Cheesy Pear Turnovers
Yields 8
These vegan cheesy pear turnovers are a savory option for breakfast, brunch, or a party appetizer.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
32 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
32 min
145 calories
11 g
18 g
9 g
5 g
3 g
56 g
144 g
4 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145
Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 18mg
Sodium 144mg
Total Carbohydrates 11g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 cans Immaculate brand crescent rolls
  2. 1 Bosc pear (approximately 1 cup)
  3. 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  4. dash of cinnamon
  5. dash of sea salt
  6. 4 slices of Creamy Original Chao Cheese slices OR Go Veggie Mozzarella Shreds
  7. 1/2 cup walnuts
  8. 2 to 4 Tbs of Earth Balance
  9. strawberry jelly
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Peel and dice pear into small pieces and place in a small bowl.
  4. Add lemon juice, cinnamon and sea salt and stir together with a small spoon and set aside.
  5. If using Chao Cheese, dice cheese slices into small pieces to resemble shredded cheese (approximately 3/4 cup) and chop walnuts into small pieces. Set aside.
  6. Pop open crescent cans and unfurl crescent rolls. Separate the dough in each can into 4 separate rectangles comprised of 2 triangles each. Pinch the triangles together so that there are no holes in the rectangle. You should have 4 rectangles per cookie sheet.
  7. Brush rectangles with melted butter, followed by cheese, walnuts, and pear mixture.
  8. Roll up rectangles width-wise and pinch ends to seal.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes or until the tops begin to brown.
  10. Let cool on baking sheet.
  11. Best when served warm.
  12. For added flavor, serve with strawberry jelly.
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Lori Hill is a plant eater, trash picker upper, climate activist, wife, and mom to 2 human boys, 2 cat boys, and 1 dog boy. On a mission to do all she can to take better care of the planet, Lori created Sister Eden Media, a green lifestyle company, to inspire others to give a damn and live more gently on Earth. She shares tips on her YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and also frequently appears on television.
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