An easy and delicious recipe for Strawberry Turnovers made with store-bought puff pastry dough!
I love making things from scratch, but I am definitely NOT above taking shortcuts in the kitchen! These Strawberry Puff Pastry Turnovers are a combination of homemade and shortcuts, with a homemade strawberry filling (which is SUPER easy!) and store-bought puff pastry and are 100% delicious.
These strawberry turnovers with store-bought puff pastry are such a great breakfast treat. They are especially delicious during the spring and summer months when strawberries are at their peak, but they can also be made with frozen strawberries for a little brightness on a dreary winter day.
Strawberries – I have used fresh in this recipe, but frozen strawberries would also work and would be a great option in the winter when fresh strawberries are not at their peak.
Cornstarch – this is used to thicken up the strawberry filling
Puff Pastry – this recipe uses puff pastry that is found in the freezer section.
Egg White – this is brushed over the turnovers prior to baking to get them nice and golden brown.
Powdered Sugar – used for a light glaze that is drizzled over the turnovers.
To start, make the strawberry filling. Simply cut up the strawberries and then add them to a medium saucepan, along with the sugar, water, cornstarch, and vanilla. The filling is cooked over medium heat for about 5-8 minutes. The strawberries will break down as they cook and you’ll want to use a fork to break them up a little, as well. Set this mixture aside as you prepare the puff pastry.
Lay out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface and lightly roll them out to flatten the creases. Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut each puff pastry into four squares. Place about 2 tbsp of the filling in the middle of each square. Dip your finger into a bowl of water and wet the edge of the puff pastry to make the edges easier to stick together.
Fold one corner over to the opposite corner to form a triangle and then use a fork to crimp/seal the edges. Lastly, brush each turnover with some egg white and then place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
These strawberry turnovers are baked in a 400 degree F oven for about 15 minutes, until they are golden brown.
Lastly, they are drizzled in a glaze of powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla!