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Cherry Turnovers

When you're working with puff pastry, choose the brand with the shortest ingredient list -- it will taste most like homemade.

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  • Servings: 8
Cherry Turnovers

Source: Everyday Food, April 2007


  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1 box (17.25 ounces, 2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) frozen cherries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten with 2 teaspoons water (for egg wash)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons coarse sanding (or granulated) sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, using a rolling pin, roll out each sheet of dough, still folded into a rectangle about 10 by 14 inches (trim edges straight with a pizza cutter or knife). Cut each rectangle into quarters to form 8 small rectangles.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine cherries, flour, granulated sugar, and lemon juice; toss to coat. Mound cherry mixture on one side of each rectangle, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Lightly brush border with water; fold other side of pastry over cherry mixture, and press edges firmly to seal. With a floured fork, crimp edges.

  3. Transfer turnovers to a baking sheet. With a paring knife, cut 3 to 4 slits in the top of each turnover. Brush tops with egg wash, and sprinkle with sanding sugar.

  4. Bake until turnovers are golden and puffed, and filling is bubbling, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Reviews (7)

  • kitkat0708 16 Sep, 2009

    is there a substitute for the egg wash, due to that I'm allergic to eggs. these look so good i would like to make these.

  • MaryKayM 6 Aug, 2009

    If I use canned fruit, do I drain the excess liquid? Thanks for the help.

  • kmeyersvt 4 Jun, 2008

    Mmm, I'm going to make these with raspberry pie filling! and blueberries when they are in season. My bushes are loaded with unripe ones right now!

  • sillyswede 4 Jun, 2008

    Yes, fresh cherries can be used. And I agree, what a great easy recipe to use with the kids. Cherries are great right now. You could also use the canned cherries if you need to.

  • mleonardrdh 3 Jun, 2008

    Can fresh bing cherries be used in this recipe?

  • mleonardrdh 3 Jun, 2008

    Can fresh bing cherries be used in this recipe?

  • catbru8 3 Jun, 2008

    This seems like such an easy recipe, even the kids could get involved! In fact, I'm babysitting my neice for a few weeks this summer, and i think I'll add this to our already growing list of activities!!

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