Easy Cherry Turnovers with Puff Pastry

Recipe for Easy Cherry Turnovers with Puff Pastry - I am kicking myself for not attempting turnovers before. They were one of the easiest treats I’ve made in a long time!

Recipe: Easy Cherry Turnovers with Puff Pastry

Summary: I am kicking myself for not attempting turnovers before. They were one of the easiest treats I’ve made in a long time! No joke. Just cut the dough, spoon in some filling, bake, and glaze.

Ingredients

  • Easy Cherry Turnovers {with Cream Cheese Glaze}
  • 1 17oz. package of Puff Pastry, thawed (I used Pepperidge Farms)
  • 1 can of cherry pie filling
  • Milk and sugar for tops of turnovers
  • Cream Cheese Glaze
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp soft butter
  • 1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • Milk as needed

Instructions

  1. Easy Cherry Turnovers: Unfold one of the squares of puff pastry dough. Cut down the fold lines to make three strips. (I used a pizza cutter.) Then cut each strip into thirds. You should have nine squares total. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place on square of dough on the parchment, and spoon about a tablespoon of pie filling in the middle Pull up the corners of the dough and pinch together at the top. It’s OK if the filling is still showing on the sides. Repeat for the remaining squares. Brush the tops of the pastries with milk, then sprinkle with sugar. Bake in a preheated 375° oven for 15-20 minutes, or till golden brown.
  2. Repeat the process for the second sheet of puff pastry. After the turnovers have cooled slightly, drizzle them with cream cheese glaze. Enjoy!
  3. Cream Cheese Glaze: Beat cream cheese and butter till smooth. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla. Add milk to achieve a drizzle-able consistency. Drizzle over cherry turnovers.

Quick notes

Phyllo dough cannot be used in place of puff pastry. One reader tried and let me know that the results were not good.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 9

Recipe and Photo: Creations by Kara / CC BY-NC-ND

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