Every once in a while, you just stumble across a recipe idea that is so simple, yet so incredibly delicious. Well, that happened to my wife and me this past summer when we were traveling in Scotland. After spending several nights in B&B’s around the Scottish countryside, we made our way into Edinburgh for some late summer festivities. While Edinburgh was amazing (one of the top 3 cities I have ever visited!), we definitely missed the homemade breakfasts that we had gotten used to out in the B&B’s. (The recipe for these Chocolate Espresso Muffins came from one of those B&B’s up in the Scottish Highlands.) So there we were in Edinburgh looking for somewhere to grab a bite for breakfast. All I can say is thank goodness for Yelp! We checked out some popular breakfast spots near our hotel, and we ended up in a little bakery called the Pie Maker. All they made were, well…pies, and they were incredibly delicious! So needless to say, I’ve had these breakfast pastries in my mind ever since that trip, and I finally got around to creating my own version. And man, are they delicious…and easy!
I’ve included my recipes for homemade cherry pie filling and homemade apple pie filling, but you could use the canned versions to save even more time. (Although the homemade versions are really not that hard…and taste 100x better in my opinion!) The key to these Easy Breakfast Turnovers is the sprinkling of sanding sugar that goes on top prior to baking. (If you’ve never used sanding sugar, then you are in for a treat!) This coarse sugar gets nice and crispy in the oven and gives the turnovers a wonderfully sweet crunch when you bite into the tops. Of course, the icing helps out, too!
These Easy Breakfast Turnovers look incredibly impressive when they come out of the oven, and they are so super easy to make. If you have company visiting for New Year’s Eve, then I suggest grabbing the ingredients for these tasty treats so you can whip up an extra-special breakfast on New Year’s Day. Talk about getting the New Year started off in the right way!