Super Easy Cherry Turnovers

Only a few simple ingredients for these Super Easy Cherry Turnovers!

These Super Easy Cherry Turnovers are one of the easiest desserts to make and the fastest to disappear!

Super Easy Cherry Turnovers!

A few weeks ago I took my kids into an Arby’s for lunch. It had been years since I had been in there, but I was really craving some curly fries.

After we finished our lunch, my kids begged me for one of their turnovers that they have conveniently displayed behind the counter.

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Who I am to deny my kids a cherry turnover?!

Super Easy Cherry Turnovers!

After we inhaled our turnovers, I got to thinking…

These are incredible, and probably SUUUUUPER simple to make at home.

I immediately drove to the store and got the 2 ingredients I needed to make them.

Super Easy Cherry Turnovers!

All you need is a package of frozen puff pastry dough, a can of cherry pie filling (other pie fillings would work too!), and an egg white!

If you want to make the vanilla glaze that goes on top (you do, you really do), then you’ll just need some powdered sugar, milk and a tiny bit of vanilla extract!

Super Easy Cherry Turnovers!

Now, when I first made these turnovers I simply pinched the seams closed and hoped for the best.

While the turnovers opened up and lots of cherry filling came out, they still tasted amazing.

Second time around I brushed the edges of the pastry dough with egg whites, which helped to seal them closed.

Super Easy Cherry Turnovers!

That did the trick.

Then I brushed the tops with the same egg whites to give it a nice and flaky top.

Super Easy Cherry Turnovers!

While some filling my find it’s way out, I think it only adds to the appeal.

I mean… I really want another cherry turnover RIGHT NOW!!

Super Easy Cherry Turnovers!

I recommend waiting till the turnovers cool before attempting to drizzle the thick vanilla glaze on top. The warmth from the turnovers will melt it pretty quick.

These turnovers taste exactly like the ones at Arby’s and I could not be happier.

Super Easy Cherry Turnovers!

They’re light, flaky and perfectly sweet.

We had no trouble devouring these. In fact, I’m planning on making another batch of these this Fourth of July weekend.

Some with blueberry filling and some with cherry! How cute will those be?!?

Super Easy Cherry Turnovers!

You’re just a few simple ingredients away from one out of this world dessert!!

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Serves 8

Super Easy Cherry Turnovers

Super Easy Cherry Turnovers are one of the easiest desserts to make and the fastest to disappear!

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 box Puff Pastry Dough (found in the freezer section), thawed according to package instructions
  • 1 (21oz) can Cherry Pie filling
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • For the Vanilla Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Unwrap both of the puff pastry doughs and cut into 8 squares (4 from each dough).
  3. Place a heaping tablespoon or two of cherry pie filling in the center of each square. Brush the edges of the squares with the egg white and fold over to enclose the pie filling.
  4. Bake on an un-greased baking sheet for 20 to 25 minutes, or until puff pastry is golden brown.
  5. Let cool on a wire rack.
  6. To make vanilla glaze:
  7. Combine the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour in a frosting bag or zip close bag then snip off the tip or corner to pipe on the cooled turnovers. Enjoy!
Recipe Type: Dessert

Notes

You can use any type of pie filling in place of the cherry. Or, use a tablespoon of Nutella for a chocolate turnover!

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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
26 Responses
  1. Tina
    Can I prepare these a few hours prior to baking? I want to make the on Christmas. I was thinking of prepping them before hand and baking them after dinner.
  2. Beth J
    We have a bakery up here that makes something similar, but they use their own dough. But, to seal the edges so that the nummy filling stays in, you can just pinch the edges together, or can do the fork method, but don't push all the way down. They just had us make sure our hands were floured well, the edges of dough were wet, the filling didn't gush out, and then it was pretty easy to seal just by pressing the edges of dough together. I like that you shared an easy way to make these at home. I have been missing these since I stopped working at the bakery, and they only do 2 flavors there, so this will give more options. Thank you.
  3. Sylvia
    I had some puff pasty in the freezer about to expire and some fresh cherries. I made filling with the cherries (pitted of course), 1/4 c water, 1/8 cup sugar, and 1 tbsp tapioca flour. I heated filling t ill boiling, cooled for 10 minutes and made turnovers as directed (did not use vanilla icing). I baked at 450 for about 20 minutes. A lot of filling oozed out but the effect was pleasing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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