Peach Turnovers

Peach Turnovers

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Last Updated on August 5, 2020 by Chenée Lewis

August is National Peach Month, so now is the time to find lots of ways to make use of those juicy, ripe peaches! I love baking with peaches — peach cobbler is especially one of my favorite recipes — I’m always looking for new, easy recipes to try. So I’m so excited to share this peach turnovers recipe with you today!

These peach turnovers are so easy to throw together, perfect for dessert, or for a sweet breakfast treat. They’re handheld, so they’re great on the go, and the kids will LOVE them.

So Quick and Easy

These easy peach turnovers are made of two quick components: first, a simple peach filling — the same filling I use in my brown butter peach tart. The filling is then wrapped up in a puff pastry shell and baked. So once you make your filling you’re most of the way done!

If you grew up eating turnovers at restaurants and bakeries like I did, you’ll be so surprised at how easy these peach turnovers are to make yourself!

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Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to put together these easy peach turnovers:

  • chopped peaches
  • lemon juice
  • salted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • smoked sugar
  • cornstarch
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • flour – for dusting
  • store-bought puff pastry

For topping the turnovers:

  • one egg beaten with 1 tbsp of water
  • more smoked sugar

Store-bought puff pastry

Part of why this peach turnovers recipe is SO easy is that it uses store-bought puff pastry. It’s available at any grocery store, and just takes a few minutes to thaw enough to use to make these peach turnovers! I used Pillsbury, but any puff pastry that comes with two sheets should work!

Fresh vs. frozen peaches

You can definitely make these peach turnovers with fresh, ripe, in-season peaches. But the best part about this recipe is that you can also make it with frozen peaches, so that it works all year long!! I haven’t tried this recipe with canned peaches, but if you do let me know in the comments how it worked out for you!

Whiskey Barrel Smoked Sugar

The smoked sugar in the filling and as the topping was such a unique twist for this peach turnovers recipe! I used Whiskey Barrel Smoked Sugar from Savory Spice Shop, which is smoked in using wooden staves from whiskey barrels. I’m a big fan of unique flavors in desserts, so I was so excited to try this sugar. I used the same sugar in my skillet blueberry cobbler, and I loved the complex flavors!

If you’re not able to find that exact smoked sugar, and smoked coarse sugar would work well, or you can always substitute turbinado sugar!

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Equipment

Luckily, these peach turnovers don’t require any special equipment! You’ll use a saucepan to simmer your peach filling, rolling pin to slightly roll out the puff pastry, and a lined baking pan or two to bake them!

I used this baking pan with a 3/4 sheet Silpat liner. It’s the perfect size for these 8 turnovers to bake while having enough space between them. It also fits perfectly in my oven, so measure the inside of your oven first to make sure that the big sheet pan works for you!

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Step by Step

  1. Heat peaches, lemon juice, butter, sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon, and vanilla in a saucepan until simmering. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until peaches are soft and filling has thickened.
  2. Roll thawed puff pastry to flatten creased and shape into a square. Cut into four squares with a pizza cutter.
  3. Add 3 tbsp of filling into the center of each square and brush the edges of the square with egg wash.
  4. Fold squares over into a triangle and crimp with a fork. Transfer to your lined baking sheet.
  5. Brush turnovers with egg wash, cut holes in top to vent, sprinkle with additional smoked sugar, and bake!

Tips for Perfect Peach Turnovers

Minimize leakage. You’ll probably have some of your peach filling seeping out of your turnovers, but to minimize this, make sure to crimp the edges tightly, and don’t overfill the turnovers with filling. You can also chill the turnovers in the freezer before baking.

Egg wash. The egg wash is crucial to promote browning and give the peach turnovers a glossy look. Also, don’t be stingy with the turbinado sugar!

Make ahead. You can assemble the unbaked turnovers and store them, covered, in the fridge for up to 2 days or the freezer for up to 2 months. Just bake them straight from frozen (may need a few extra minutes).

Related Recipes

If you like this peach turnover recipe with smoked sugar, you’ll love my Skillet Blueberry Cobbler with Smoked Sugar. This easy blueberry cobbler has smoked sugar in the juicy blueberry filling AND in the biscuit crust!

And if you have more puff pastry you’d like to use, another SUPER easy recipe is my Coconut Palmiers — these delicate French cookies are made with just three ingredients! Try them out today!

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Peach Turnovers

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These peach turnovers made with smoke sugar, frozen puff pastry, and a rich peach pie filling are an easy dessert, perfect all year round with fresh or frozen peaches!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine :American
Servings: 8 turnovers
Calories: 420kcal
Recipe Source: Chenée Lewis

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chopped peachesabout 2 ½ cups
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tbsp smoked sugardivided
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • flourfor dusting
  • frozen puff pastrythawed according to package directions
  • 1 large eggbeaten with 1 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp additional smoked sugar for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Heat peaches, lemon juice, butter, sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon, and vanilla in a saucepan until simmering. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until peaches are soft and filling has thickened.
  • Roll thawed puff pastry to flatten creased and shape into an 11-inch square. Cut into four squares with a pizza cutter.
  • Add 3 tbsp of filling into the center of each square and brush the edges of the square with egg wash.
  • Fold squares over into a triangle and crimp with a fork. Transfer to your lined baking sheet.
  • (Optional) Place baking sheet into freezer for 10-15 minutes to chill.
  • Brush turnovers with egg wash, cut holes in top to vent, and sprinkle tops of turnovers with additional smoked sugar.
  • Bake in preheated oven until tops of turnovers are golden brown, about 25-30 minutes.

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Notes

Minimize leakage. You’ll probably have some of your peach filling seeping out of your turnovers, but to minimize this, make sure to crimp the edges tightly, and don’t overfill the turnovers with filling. You can also chill the turnovers in the freezer before baking.
Make ahead. You can assemble the unbaked turnovers and store them, covered, in the fridge for up to 2 days or the freezer for up to 2 months. Just bake them straight from frozen (may need a few extra minutes).

Nutrition

Serving: 1turnover | Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5.6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 2mg
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