With just three simple ingredients these are the easiest Puff pastry cherry turnovers recipe you will ever make. They are flaky with a hint of tartness from the cherry preserves. These little two bite cherry turnovers will go fast so make a double batch!
A super simple french inspired flaky and tart two-bite cherry turnover made with just 3 ingredients.
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 12 teaspoons cherry preserves
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Thaw one sheet of puff pastry per package instructions, usually about 30-40 minutes. It should be thawed enough to easily unfold, but not warm.
- Unfold the pastry sheet onto a lightly floured pastry board or parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to roll out to about an 8 x 12 rectangle.
- Use a pastry cutter to cut into 12 rectangles, about 2 X5 each.
- Place a dollop of cherry preserves in the middle of each rectangle and fold over. Crimp the edges to seal.
- Place 6 cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and lightly sprinkle with sugar.
Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 33Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g
The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietitian.
What type of puff pastry should I use?
I use a Pepperidge Farms frozen puff pastry sheets, and they taste great, flaky and buttery which is what you want in a puff pastry. I can keep a package of puff pastry in the freezer and whip up a Last minute quick batch of turnovers for a Sunday morning treat.
Have leftover puff pastry? Try these super easy chocolate croissants.
The beauty of this recipe is that all you need:
- Frozen puff pastry sheets - my go-to is the Pepperidge Farms brand, it never disappoints and is easy to find in your local grocery store.
- Fruit preserves - something with nice chunks of fruit like the cherry preserves made by Bonne Marian or Dalfour. A lower sugar content will give you a made from scratch flavor. I also make these with my homemade lemon curd or even with little bits of Hersey bars.
- Sugar - just a bit to sprinkle on the warm turnovers when the come out of the oven.
Don’t overfill otherwise you will have a cherry explosion with cherry preserves bursting out of the delicate pastry.
Thaw the puff pastry and roll out so it’s just a bit thinner. Next, cut into evenly sized triangles or rectangles, Cut smaller for bite size and larger for hand size.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Place a dollop of preserves in the middle of the pastry dough and roll up in croissant shape, triangles, or squares.
Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes or golden brown.
Let cool for a few minutes before biting into to turnover.