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Deliciously Flaky Cherry Turnovers

If you’re yearning for a deliciously flaky and sweet treat, look no further than these homemade puff pastry cherry turnovers! Made with love and precision, these pastries are the perfect balance of buttery and fruity goodness. I will guide you through the process of creating the perfect puff pastry cherry turnovers that are a quick and easy dessert recipe.

Get ready to roll out the dough, stuff it with a luscious cherry filling, and bake it to a golden perfection. Whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting out, our step-by-step instructions will ensure a foolproof result every time.

Save yourself a trip to the bakery and enjoy the satisfaction of creating your own bakery-worthy treats. So grab your apron, preheat your oven, and get ready to indulge in these delectable puff pastry cherry turnovers!

Deliciously Flaky Cherry Turnovers made with cherry pie filling and crispy puff pastry dough.  This cherry turnovers recipe is easy to make and the perfect pastry dessert.

Why puff pastry is the perfect choice for turnovers

When it comes to creating the perfect flaky and buttery pastry, puff pastry is the way to go. Its light and airy layers create a delightful texture that pairs perfectly with the sweet and tart flavors of cherry turnovers. Puff pastry is made by layering butter between thin sheets of dough and then folding and rolling the dough multiple times. This process creates distinct layers that puff up when baked, resulting in a pastry that is both crispy and tender.

The beauty of using puff pastry for turnovers is that it requires minimal effort and skill. You don’t need to be an expert baker to achieve impressive results. The store-bought puff pastry is a convenient option, and saves the time and energy of making the dough from scratch.

Key ingredients for these puff pastry cherry turnovers

There’s nothing quite like a homemade treat, especially when it looks like it was made in a bakery. When it comes to turnovers, making them at home is a game-changer. Not only do you get to control the ingredients, but you also get to enjoy the process of creating something delicious from start to finish.

To make the best puff pastry cherry turnovers, you’ll need a few key ingredients that are easily accessible. Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Puff Pastry: As mentioned earlier, for this recipe we will be using the store bought puff pastry to make these cherry turnovers. When purchasing the puff pastry it is often found with the pre-made cookie dough or pie dough. Each package typically comes with one to two sheets, for this recipe you will want to use two sheets of puff pastry dough.
  2. Cherry Pie Filling: For this recipe I chose to use a pre-made cherry pie filling. By using canned pie filling it saves time and makes this cherry turnover recipe an even easier to make.
  3. Egg Wash: An egg wash made with an egg white, where the yolk has been separated from the white part of the egg. The egg wash is brushed on top of the turnovers before baking. It gives the pastry a beautiful golden color and adds a slight shine.

Sugar Glaze

When making these cherry turnovers covering them in a drizzle of sugary glaze is a must to bring some added flavor and beauty to this sweet treat.

  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, let’s move on to the step-by-step instructions for making the puff pastry cherry turnovers!

This cherry turnovers recipe is a quick and easy dessert puff pastry recipe.  With cherry pie filling, flaky puff pastry crust, and a sugar glaze this puff pastry dessert is a must try.

Step-by-step instructions for making puff pastry cherry turnovers

Preparing cherry turnovers

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F, or following the directions for the temperature that are on the package of the puff pastry dough. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Lightly flour a clean surface and roll out the puff pastry into a large rectangle. The thickness should be about 1/4 inch (0.6 cm).
  • Cut the rolled-out puff pastry into smaller squares or rectangles using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, depending on the desired size of your turnovers. Make sure to work quickly to prevent the dough from getting too warm.
  • Spoon a generous amount of the cherry filling onto one half of each puff pastry square, leaving a small border around the edges.
  • Fold the other half of the puff pastry over the filling and press the edges together to seal the turnover. You can use a fork to create a decorative pattern around the edges.

Baking these puff pastry cherry turnovers

  • Place the turnovers on the prepared baking sheet. Crack an egg and separate the yolk from the egg white making sure not to mix the two. Using a pastry brush use the egg whites to brush the tops with. This will give them a beautiful golden color when baked.
  • Bake the turnovers in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are puffed up and golden brown.
  • Once baked, remove the turnovers from the oven and allow them to cool slightly on a wire rack. Dust them with powdered sugar for a touch of sweetness and added visual appeal, or create the simple sugar glaze and drizzle it over the tops of the turnovers when they are cooled to room temperature..
  • Serve the puff pastry cherry turnovers warm or at room temperature and enjoy their flaky goodness!
  • By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to create a batch of mouthwatering puff pastry cherry turnovers. But before you get started, let’s go over some tips and tricks to ensure that your turnovers turn out flaky and delicious every time.

Equipment used to make this Cherry Puff Pastry

Baking is a passion of mine and making sure that I have the right items on hand to make my recipes is a must for me. I have included a list of items that I used to make this cherry turnover recipe along with the links of where to locate them to make it easier for you to find.

  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Parchment Paper is an excellent tool to help keep baked goods from sticking to the baking sheet. What I love about this parchment paper is that it comes in pre-cut sheets.
  • 1 Small Mixing Bowl to place the egg into for the egg wash.
  • 1 Pastry Brush is a must have kitchen item that I use to baste the turnovers with an egg wash to help get that beautiful golden color on the puff pastry as it bakes. I love to use a pastry brush to baste meat with sauces, or bread with flavored olive oils.
  • 1 Pizza Cutter to cut the puff pastry dough quickly and easily.
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Tips for achieving flaky and delicious cherry turnovers

  • Keep the dough cold: One of the most important things to remember when working with puff pastry is to keep the dough as cold as possible. This helps create a flaky texture, and keep the dough from sticking to the working surface. If the dough becomes too warm and soft, place it in the refrigerator for a few minutes to firm up before continuing.
  • Don’t overfill the turnovers: While it may be tempting to stuff the turnovers with a generous amount of cherry pie filling, be cautious not to overfill them. Too much cherry filling can cause the turnovers to burst open during baking, resulting in a messy and less visually appealing outcome.
  • Seal the turnovers properly: To ensure that the filling stays inside the turnovers and doesn’t leak out all over the place, make sure to seal the edges tightly. Press down firmly with your fingers or use a fork to create a decorative pattern that also helps seal the turnovers.
  • Ventilation is Key: Before baking the turnovers, make sure to cut a small slit or poke a few holes in the top of each turnover. This will allow steam to escape during baking, preventing the turnovers from becoming soggy and helping them maintain their flaky texture.
  • Egg Wash for a Golden Finish: Brushing the turnovers with an egg wash not only gives them a beautiful golden color. Be sure to whisk the egg thoroughly before applying it to the turnovers for even distribution.

Variations and Additions to the Classic Cherry Turnover Recipe

While the classic cherry turnover recipe is undeniably delicious, there are plenty of ways to get creative and add your own personal touch to these delightful treats. Here are a few variations and additions you can try:

  1. Almond Cherry Turnovers: Sprinkle a handful of slivered almonds on top of the cherry filling before folding the turnovers. The nutty crunch pairs wonderfully with the sweet cherries.
  2. Chocolate Cherry Turnovers: Add a small handful of chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate to the cherry filling for a decadent twist. The melted chocolate will blend beautifully with the cherries, creating a rich and indulgent filling.
  3. Cream Cheese Cherry Turnovers: For a creamy and tangy twist, blend softened cream cheese with powdered sugar and a touch of vanilla extract. Spread a dollop of the cream cheese mixture on one half of the puff pastry square before adding the cherry filling.
  4. Mixed Berry Turnovers: Experiment with different types of berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries, in addition to the cherries. The combination of mixed berries adds a burst of vibrant colors and flavors to the turnovers.

Feel free to get creative and mix and match flavors to suit your preferences. The possibilities are endless!

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Serving Suggestions and Accompaniments for Puff Pastry Cherry Turnovers

Puff pastry cherry turnovers are delicious on their own, but they can also be elevated with a few simple accompaniments. Here are some serving suggestions to enhance your pastry experience:

  1. Whipped Cream: A dollop of freshly whipped cream on top of a warm cherry turnover takes it to a whole new level of indulgence. The light and airy cream complement the flaky pastry and fruity filling perfectly.
  2. Vanilla Ice Cream: Serve a warm cherry turnover alongside a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream for a delightful contrast of temperatures and textures. The warm turnover melts the ice cream slightly, creating a heavenly dessert experience.
  3. Dusting of Powdered Sugar: A light dusting of powdered sugar on top of the turnovers adds a touch of elegance and sweetness. It’s a simple yet effective way to enhance their appearance and flavor.
  4. Drizzle of Chocolate Sauce: For the chocolate lovers out there, a drizzle of warm chocolate sauce over the turnovers adds a decadent and rich element. The combination of chocolate and cherries is a true match made in pastry heaven.

Storage and Reheating Instructions for Leftover Turnovers

If you happen to have any leftover puff pastry cherry turnovers, you can store them for later enjoyment. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Let the turnovers cool completely to room temperature.
  2. Place them in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap.
  3. Store the turnovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  4. To reheat, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place the turnovers on a baking sheet. Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until they are heated through and crispy.

Please note that reheated turnovers may not be as flaky as when freshly baked, but they will still be delicious and satisfying.

cherry turnovers recipe

Cherry Turnovers

If you're yearning for a deliciously flaky and sweet treat, look no further than these homemade puff pastry cherry turnovers! Made with love and precision, these pastries are the perfect balance of buttery and fruity goodness. I will guide you through the process of creating the perfect puff pastry cherry turnovers that are a quick and easy dessert recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Equipment

  • 2 Baking Sheet
  • 2 Parchment Paper Sheets
  • 1 Pastry Brush
  • 1 Pizza Cutter

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Sheet of Puff Pastry Dough
  • 1 15 ounce Can of Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 Egg White

Sugar Glaze

  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F, or following the directions for the temperature that are on the package of the puff pastry dough.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Lightly flour a clean surface and roll out the puff pastry into a large rectangle. The thickness should be about 1/4 inch (0.6 cm). Cut the rolled-out puff pastry into smaller squares or rectangles using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, depending on the desired size of your turnovers.
    Make sure to work quickly to prevent the dough from getting too warm.
  • Spoon a generous amount of the cherry filling onto one half of each puff pastry square, leaving a small border around the edges.
  • Fold the other half of the puff pastry over the filling and press the edges together to seal the turnover. You can use a fork to create a decorative pattern around the edges.
  • Place the turnovers on the prepared baking sheet. Crack an egg and separate the yolk from the egg white making sure not to mix the two. Using a pastry brush use the egg whites to brush the tops with. This will give them a beautiful golden color when baked.
  • Bake the turnovers in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are puffed up and golden brown.
    Once baked, remove the turnovers from the oven and allow them to cool slightly on a wire rack.
  • To create the sugar glaze add the powdered sugar, salt, and lemon juice to a small mixing bowl and mix together.
    The result will be a light glaze that is able to be poured.
    Using a spoon drizzle the sugar glaze onto the cooled cherry turnovers. It will harden and set up easier if the turnovers are cooled.
    Serve with your favorite breakfast, brunch, or with a scoop of ice cream on top as a dessert.
Keyword Cherry, cherry turnovers, Dessert, Puff Pastry, Turnovers

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