A delicious recipe for easy Strawberry Turnovers made with store-bought puff pastry dough! Strawberry Puff Pastry Turnovers are so easy to make and are perfect for a breakfast or brunch.
I love making things from scratch, but I am definitely NOT above taking shortcuts in the kitchen! Frozen flaky puff pastry is one of my favorite tricks for creating delicious treats without all of the work of making it from scratch!
These Strawberry Puff Pastry Turnovers are a combination of homemade and shortcuts, with a, EASY homemade strawberry filling and store-bought frozen puff pastry sheets. They are 100% delicious. Homemade Strawberry Turnovers have never been easier.
These strawberry turnovers with store-bought puff pastry are such a great strawberry pastry treat. They are especially delicious during the spring and summer months when strawberries are at their peak. I've learned they can also be made with frozen strawberries with just as must flavor for a little brightness on a dreary winter day. They are the perfect breakfast treat!
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.
Sugar - granulated sugar sweetens up the strawberry filling in these strawberry pastries.
Water - just a little bit of water is used for the strawberry filling.
Cornstarch - this is used to thicken up the strawberry filling
Pure Vanilla Extract - don't use imitation!
Puff Pastry - this recipe uses puff pastry that is found in the freezer section.
Egg White - egg white are used for an egg wash that is brushed over the strawberry turnovers prior to baking to get them nice and golden brown.
Powdered Sugar - used for a light glaze that is drizzled over the turnovers.
This strawberry turnovers recipe really is so easy to make. Refer to the strawberry turnover recipe card for complete instructions.
Prepare. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and place a piece of parchment paper on a large baking sheet.
Make the fresh strawberry filling. Cut up the strawberries into small pieces and then add them to a small saucepan. Then add the sugar, water, cornstarch, and vanilla. Cook this strawberry mixture over medium heat for about 5-8 minutes. The strawberries will break down as they cook and you'll want to use a fork or potato masher to break them up a little, as well. Set this mixture aside as you prepare the puff pastry.
Prepare the puff pastry. Lay out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface and lightly roll them out with a rolling pin to flatten the creases. Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut each puff pastry into four squares.
Fill the turnovers. Place about 2 tablespoons of the filling in the middle of each square. Dip your finger into a little water and wet the edge of the puff pastry to make the edges easier to stick together.
Form into turnovers. 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 with a pastry brush and then place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake. These strawberry turnovers are baked in a 400 degree F oven for about 15 minutes, until they are golden brown and super flakey.
Make the glaze. While the turnovers are baking, combine the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk in a small bowl. Once the hand pies are baked, drizzle the tops of the turnovers with the glaze. Enjoy!
Storage. Store any leftover strawberry turnovers in an airtight container at room temperature or the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Use frozen fruit. While I typically use fresh fruit in these turnovers, frozen will also work. These are delicious during strawberry season when strawberries are ripe, but they are equally delicious with frozen strawberries that are frozen during their peak ripeness.
Add some lemon zest. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon zest to the strawberry filling for a little burst of lemon flavor.
Use strawberry jam. In a time crunch? Use store-bought strawberry jam instead of making the filling from scratch! I have done this several times and it works perfectly.
Go easy on the filling. Don't overfill your turnovers! It's not the end of the world if some of the filling oozes out but you don't want a complete mess, so stick with around 2 tablespoons of filling.
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