This Puff Pastry Turnover recipe will make your friends and family think you’re a fancy-schmancy pastry chef.
But here’s the thing…leaning in to whisper…*These turnovers are SO easy!* Seriously. Who doesn’t love a recipe that takes only FOUR ingredients – yet looks like you spent either:
A) hours slaving over a hot oven OR
B) a hefty chunk o’ change at the local bakery.
But WE know that you didn’t do either of those things. (yay!) These gorgeous little turnovers take more time to bake than to assemble AND you can make them with any filling that floats your boat. (Best served on a chippy old farmhouse table) 😉
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Puff Pastry Turnover Filling Ideas
Here are some of my family’s favorite fillings (we’re foodies):
- Bavarian Cream
- Cream Cheese filling – mixed with any and all of the above.
*Small side note*: I cannot even tell you how happy I am to find all these flavors online!! (and there are many more, too!) I used to purchase them from my favorite bulk store when I would go visit my family in Wisconsin, but since I don’t get over there much anymore, I am thrilled to find these online! Just had to share that little tidbit with you all. 😉
Puff Pastry Turnover Ingredient List
- 1 box frozen puff pastry (you will get 4 turnovers from each sheet of pastry- there are normally two sheets of pastry per box)
- pastry filling of choice (or you can use regular pie filling, if you like)
- 1 egg, beaten with 1 tsp water (this is your egg wash)
- glaze for drizzle (your own glaze OR I share my favorite glaze recipe below)
Puff Pastry Turnover Assembly
Here’s the lowdown. Are you ready? It goes super fast.
- Open box of store bought puff pastry and let thaw slightly
- Roll into a slightly larger square (no perfection here)
- Cut puff pastry into 4 equal-sized squares
- Place filling onto each square (for these, I used storebought blueberry and homemade cherry filling)
- Brush egg wash on two of the four sides on each of your turnovers
- Fold over, crimp and bake
- That’s it.
Ok…there are a couple more small details (I’ll share them with you) – but that really is the general drift. Easy as pie. I mean…turnovers. 🙂
Detailed Puff Pastry Turnover Instructions
Here are the finer details. (I know this looks like a lot of steps, but it’s really not. I just broke it down into baby steps so that even a beginner can achieve flaky, golden success.)
- Set your frozen puff pastry on the counter and let it thaw slightly (approx. 40 minutes)
- Sprinkle some all purpose flour onto your counter
- Unfold puff pastry dough and roll out into a square (approx. 11 by 11″ – but NO perfection needed)
- Cut dough into 4 equal squares
- In the center of each square, place 1-2 Tbs of pastry filling (Don’t overfill, or you’ll have a mess when they bake)
- Using a pastry brush brush two of the four sides of your pastry squares with the egg wash (see above photo)
- Fold pastry in half, forming a triangle (remember, it’s ok if they’re not perfect)
- Crimp edges with the tines of a fork to seal in your delicious filling
- Transfer to a sheet pan lined with a non-stick baking mat
- With a small, sharp knife, place a small slit into the very tops of your turnovers, so as to prevent any filling explosions 😉
- Brush tops and edges of all the turnovers with remaining egg wash
If you’d like to use coarse sanding sugar instead of glaze, sprinkle that over the tops before baking. I prefer the coarse sugar – my boys like the glaze. 🙂
- Bake at 400* for 15-17 minutes or until they reach flaky, golden brown perfection.
Glaze for Turnovers
You can use your own favorite glaze recipe – or my glaze is as follows:
- 1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
- 1 Tbs butter, melted
- 2 Tbs whole milk
- pinch salt
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
In a small bowl, blend glaze ingredients well. Drizzle over the tops of (mostly) cooled turnovers until evenly coated.
I timed myself on the second batch (when I wasn’t taking photos) – and from the unfolding of the dough to putting them in the oven, it took me less than five minutes. Have I mentioned that they’re fast? But they look like you spent hours on them. My favorite kind of recipe. 🙂
Now that your house smells like a pastry shop, call your family to the table and watch these buttery, flaky bits of heaven disappear before your eyes. I like mine with coffee (of course) and my family likes theirs with tall glasses of chilled milk. No matter what you serve these with, they’re sure to be a big hit.
Don’t forget to pin for later! 🙂
I’d love to know: What’s your favorite filling? And are you a coarse sugar person or a glaze person? All are welcome at the Turnover Table…
*** Need more recipe ideas? ***
How about this Chicken Taco Bake recipe (it can be made on the stove top, in the oven or in a crock pot) – I like to have options.
And these third generation Fluffy Biscuits are another great breakfast idea.