Cherry Turnovers



  • 2 cups of Stemilt’s dark-sweet cherries, pitted and halved
  • 3 tbsp of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 pound purchased puff pastry dough, thawed
  • All-purpose flour for rolling
  • 1 egg yolk mixed with ½ teaspoon water
  • Turbinado sugar

Cherry turnovers are the perfect dessert or summer brunch recipes. Use fresh, sweet cherries in the summer to make this recipe even more delicious!

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  • Yield
    9 servings
  • Prep time
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  • In Category
    Dessert, Snacks


  1. Preheat your oven to 375.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the cherries, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and cornstarch to a boil over medium-high heat. Continue to boil for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate to cool completely.
  4. On a heavily floured surface, roll out the puff pastry into a 15 inch square.
  5. Using a pastry wheel, pizza cutter or very sharp knife, cut the square into 9 five inch squares.
  6. Place about 2 tablespoons of the cooled filling just off center of each square.
  7. Fold the squares over corner-to-corner to form a triangle. Seal the edges by pressing around the turnover with a fork.
  8. Carefully place each turnover on to a parchment lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  9. Brush the tops of each turnover with the egg wash and sprinkle with a bit of turbinado sugar.
  10. Bake the turnovers for 20 to 25 minutes or until they are puffed and golden.
  11. Remove and cool on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 339
  • Fat Content: 13g
  • Protein Content: 5g
  • Carbohydrate Content: 47g
  • Sugar Content: 31g
  • Sodium Content: 188g