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This impressive and easy Strawberry Turnover with puff pastry recipe is exactly what you need. Between the texture of the perfectly baked pastry to the sweet strawberry filling, there is nothing you won’t fall in love with.

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The BEST Easy Strawberry Puff Pastry Turnovers

Being able to make a delicious hand pie with a handful of ingredients is so amazing.  Puff pastry dough is a wonderful place to start because the end result is so awesome with no extra work.

Once the puff pastry bakes around the two ingredient strawberry filling you end up with a light and airy Strawberry Turnover that feels like you purchased it from a bakery.

The easy strawberry glaze is what really takes them over the top.  You won’t be able to get over how amazing they are but also just how easy they were to make. If you love turnovers, also try this Bacon Turnover recipe.

What goes into this Recipe

The ingredients needed to make strawberry turnovers.
  • Puff Pastry Sheets: Find store-bought puff pastry in the freezer section of the grocery store.
  • Strawberries: Fresh strawberries are chopped and added to the delicious filling for an extra special flavor.
  • Strawberry Jam: Adding a bit of strawberry jam to both the filling and glaze will allow you to get a sweet filling without any added sugar.
  • Powdered Sugar: Used to get a smooth and delicious glaze.
  • Milk: Added to the glaze to thin it out perfectly.
  • Corn Syrup: An optional ingredient, adding corn syrup will harden up the glaze and allow you to easily stack them.

See recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Variations/Substitutions

Puff Pastry-  If you prefer to make a homemade puff pastry then go for it.  Pie dough will also work to make fruit turnovers but the texture will not be the same.

Strawberry Filling- Using a combination of fresh strawberries with strawberry jam is so simple but a homemade strawberry filling that is thickened with cornstarch also works.  

Substitute the same amount of a different flavored jam and fresh fruit for the filling.  Some good alternatives would be blackberries {with blackberry jam}, raspberries {with raspberry jam} and blueberries {with blueberry jam}.  If you prefer to use homemade jam, this Easy Strawberry Jam would be wonderful in this recipe.

Glaze-  For a delicious vanilla glaze, omit the strawberry jam and add vanilla extract.  You could also add a bit of lemon juice and lemon zest for a citrus forward glaze that is fabulous on the tops of the turnovers.

How to make Easy Strawberry Turnovers

1.In a medium bowl combine the chopped strawberries and strawberry jam. Stir until everything is nicely combined. Carefully unfold each sheet of puff pastry and cut each sheet into 4 squares {I like to use a pizza cutter}.

2. Add a heaping tablespoon of fresh strawberry filling to the middle of each square of puff pastry dough.

Steps 1 and 2 of making strawberry turnovers. 1, make filling and cut puff pastry. 2, top puff pastry with filling.

3. Fold each square in half, making a triangle. Remove any fruit filling that comes out the sides with a clean paper towel.

4. Using the tines of a fork, crimp the perimeter of the triangle to seal the edges of the turnover. Then use the tines of the fork to poke 2-3 holes into the top of the turnover {this will allow for steam to escape while they bake}.

Steps 3 and 4 of making turnovers. 3, fold puff pastry dough over filling. 4, crimp edges of dough.

5. Place on a silicone mat {or parchment paper} lined large baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven.  Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the top of the turnovers are golden brown and the pastry is puffed. Remove from the oven and let it cool for 15-20 minutes.

6. While the turnovers are cooling, combine the powdered sugar, strawberry jam, 1 tablespoon of milk and corn syrup in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Add more milk how thick or thin you would like the glaze. I like the consistency to be thick enough to stay on the turnovers but thin enough to pour. The corn syrup will help the glaze set up faster. Drizzle the glaze over the turnovers.

Steps 5 and 6 of making strawberry turnovers. 5, bake the turnovers. 6, glaze the turnovers once cooled.

Expert Tips

  • Don’t overfill the turnovers.  It is important that you only add the amount of filling stated in the recipe.  Otherwise, the turnovers will not seal correctly.
  • Add an egg wash to the top of the unbaked turnovers with a pastry brush.  This step gives you a deep golden brown color.
  • Sprinkle the top of each pastry with powdered sugar instead of strawberry glaze. This will make them even easier and give them a gorgeous finish.
  • Use a different combination of fresh berries and jam.  Fresh raspberries with raspberry jam, blackberries with blackberry jam or even blueberries with blueberry jam would all be delicious.
  • These homemade strawberry turnovers are super versatile.  They make the perfect breakfast with a cup of coffee or a scoop of ice cream for dessert.

Storing and Freezing

Store: The best way to store fresh Strawberry Turnovers is wrapped in plastic wrap or in an airtight container either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.  The turnovers will last a day or two longer in the refrigerator but you may need to microwave them for 15-20 seconds to take the chill off before serving.

Freeze: To freeze turnovers make sure they are completely cooled and then place them in an airtight container that is freezer proof.

If you need to stack them be sure you are placing a piece of parchment between layers.  They will last in the freezer for up to 3 months.  Just beware that the texture of the flaky puff pastry may suffer during defrosting.

Recipe FAQs

What is puff pastry?

Puff pastry is a laminated dough which really just means that it is made up of layers of dough and butter.  It is that combination of layers that creates the amazingly light and airy pastry dough.

Where do I get puff pastry?

You can find puff pastry in the freezer section of the grocery store.  It is normally next to the frozen desserts and comes in a box with two sheets of pastry.

In the last few months I have also seen that you can purchase puff pastry in the refrigerated section.  It is next to the refrigerated biscuits and cinnamon rolls.  I have not used this kind of puff pastry yet, so I am unsure of how it will work.

Can I use frozen strawberries?

While fresh strawberries are amazing during strawberry season, frozen strawberries would work well when they are not as ripe.

Two fresh strawberry turnovers stacked on each other.

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Fresh strawberry turnovers on a pink cake plate.

Easy Strawberry Turnovers Recipe

Fresh strawberries are combined with strawberry jam and baked inside puff pastry dough for the easiest and most wonderful Strawberry Turnover.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 turnovers
Calories: 482kcal
5 from 2 votes
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Ingredients

Turnover

  • 2 sheets puff pastry dough
  • ¾ cup strawberries {chopped} about 10 strawberries
  • ¼ cup strawberry jam

Strawberry Glaze

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 1-3 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ teaspoon corn syrup

Instructions

Turnovers

  • Remove the puff pastry from the freezer about 20-30 minutes before you are ready to use them and preheat the oven to 400°.
  • In a medium bowl combine the chopped strawberries and strawberry jam. Stir until everything is nicely combined.
  • Unfold both sheets of puff pastry and cut each one into 4 squares. I like to use a pizza cutter.
  • Add a heaping tablespoon of strawberry filling to the middle of each square of puff pastry dough.
  • Fold each square in half, making a triangle. Remove any filling that comes out the sides with a clean paper towel. Using the tines of a fork, crimp the perimeter of the triangle to seal the edges of the turnover. Then use the tines of the fork to poke 2-3 holes in the top of turnover to allow for steam to escape while they bake.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the turnovers are golden brown and the pastry is puffed. Remove from the oven and let them cool for 15-20 minutes.

Strawberry Glaze

  • While the turnovers are cooling, combine the powdered sugar, strawberry jam, 1 tablespoon of milk and corn syrup in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Add more milk how thick or thin you would like the glaze. I like the consistency to be thick enough to stay on the turnovers but thin enough to pour. The corn syrup will help the glaze set up faster. Drizzle the glaze over the turnovers.
  • Serve the strawberry turnovers warm or at room temperature.Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. They are best fresh.

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Notes

  • Don’t overfill the turnovers. It is important that you only add the amount of filling stated in the recipe.  Otherwise, the turnovers will not seal correctly.
  • Add an egg wash to the top of the unbaked turnovers with a pastry brush.  This step gives you a deep golden brown color.
  • Top the strawberry turnovers with a sprinkling of powdered sugar instead of strawberry glaze.
  • Use a different combination of fresh berries and jam.  Fresh raspberries with raspberry jam, blackberries with blackberry jam or even blueberries with blueberry jam would all be delicious.

Nutrition

Serving: 1turnover | Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg
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