These easy to make turnovers have always been a family favorite. I used Blueberry filling, but you can use Cherry, Apple, Strawberry or whatever your heart desires. If you haven’t used Puff Pastry to make turnovers, you are really missing out on a scrumptious dessert. I will show you how easy they are to make. I used to make about 40 to 50 of these at a time for College Family home evening groups, and we never had any leftovers. Never! If you have a lot of time, you could also make your own Puff Pastry. In my opinion though, the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry is perfect!
My favorite is Cherry, but everyone else loves Blueberry.
This is all you will need to begin:
Pie filling of your choice
Puff Pastry – it comes 2 sheets to a box
(It’s easily found in the frozen section of the grocery store)
Roll out one of those sheets – One sheet will make 4 turnovers.
One box will make 8 turnovers.
Make sure it is thawed, not frozen. Keep it cold though.
Cut that sheet of Pastry into four equal squares.
I like to use a pizza cutter.
Now place about two tablespoons of filling in the center of each square.
With either egg wash or water,
go around the outside edges and moisten them.
This will be your glue.
Now fold over into a triangle.
Pinch the edges together so that they become one.
Take a fork and crimp the edges.
I flip the turnover over and also crimp the opposite side.
Prick holes through the top.
This will allow the steam to vent,
so that all the filling doesn’t burst out of the turnovers.
You might lose a little bit while baking.
You can take a small spoon, and spoon it right back into the shell.
Place the turnovers on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Brush the tops with egg wash.
I also re-prick my holes to make sure they aren’t full of egg wash!
Bake in a 400 degree oven,
until nice and golden on the top and the bottom.
While they are baking, make a nice vanilla glaze.
It’s simple…..so simple!
Fill a good sized bowl with powdered sugar.
I used about 2 cups.
Add about 1 tablespoon of Good Vanilla.
(hense – the slightly brown color of the glaze)
Now carefully add a couple tablespoons of water or milk.
Mix the glaze until all the lumps are gone.
You want a consistency that you can easily drizzle,
over the tops of the baked turnovers.
If your glaze is too runny….add more powdered sugar.
If your glaze is too thick, add more water or milk…
until it’s just right!
My turnovers are almost done.
They take about 20 minutes.
Each oven is different, so watch carefully.
They puff up beautifully.
If some of the filling runs out, that’s o.k.
When they are done baking, with a small spoon or knife…
push it back into the opened hole, and then seal it shut.
Just hold that HOT opening shut with your fingers for a second,
It will burn a litt bit, but your hole will be sealed!
Now for the fun part!
Drizzle your glaze over the tops of the beautiful golden turnovers.
I do this while the turnovers are still warm
(It’s very hard to drizzle and take a picture at the same time!)
Beautiful enough for a fancy dinner, or a gift for a neighbor.
It’s a good thing, that I’m giving half of these puppies away!
In order to take pictures for you,
I had to dress one up with ice cream.
Even though the pictures shows two…..I only ate one!
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