Quick and easy strawberry turnovers made with puff pastry and stuffed with fresh strawberry filling. Drizzle with glaze for a beautiful spring brunch recipe.
When I was younger, there was a fast food restaurant that served flaky pastry turnovers stuffed with fruit. Whenever my parents took me to that restaurant, that’s what I wanted. Skip the sandwich and fries…just hand me that pastry!
I hadn’t thought about them in years, but after picking up a few boxes of Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets at the grocery store, I knew exactly what I needed to make….fruit turnovers. And not just any turnovers. Since it is spring, I wanted fresh, easy strawberry turnovers. Little hand-held pastries that would be the perfect addition to spring breakfast, bridal shower brunch, even a light dessert at an outside picnic.
Puff Pastry Sheets are the ultimate in versatility. Whether you are making savory appetizers, sweet brunch pastries, or gorgeous desserts, Puff Pastry Sheets will be the perfect start to your special recipe.
For these easy strawberry turnovers, I made a quick strawberry filling using fresh strawberries. A little sugar to sweeten and some cornstarch to thicken…and about 10 minutes in a small sauce pan is all you need to make this delicious filling. Try not to eat it all just with a spoon. It’s that good.
Allow that strawberry filling to cool completely before you start the turnovers. I like to make it a day in advance. Less mess the day I want to bake pastries!
To make the turnovers, I simply took two Puff Pastry Sheets and cut them into 9 squares each. Then I spooned a few strawberry pieces into the middle of the squares. You’ll just want a little bit here and make sure most of the syrup stays put in the strawberry filling bowl (you’ll use that later for glaze). You don’t want to overstuff the pastries or they won’t stay closed when you bake them.
Brush the tops of the pastries with an egg wash (1 egg and 1 tablespoon of water whisked together)….
….sprinkle with a bit of granulated sugar and bake at 400 degrees until have beautiful golden brown strawberry turnovers.
Now at this point you can leave them as is, or you can make a simple powdered sugar glaze with ½ cup of powdered sugar and two tablespoons of strawberry syrup.
Because who doesn’t like a little pink drizzle in their lives?
Simple as that, my friends, and you have easy strawberry pastries that will melt in your mouth. The cutest little addition to your baby shower, spring tea party…or just a sweet indulgence for you. 🙂