Easy Peach Turnovers
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Easy Peach Turnovers

Easy Peach Turnovers
Easy Peach Turnovers

Summer has arrived in Texas which means PEACHES! This weekend one of my little helpers and I headed to the Texas Farmers Market in Austin to pick up some delicious peaches. Besides eating several of the juicy fruit over the sink I wanted to make a few different bakes with the peaches. The first bake on my list was easy peach turnovers. This one is so easy to bake, you’ll want to bake it on a relaxing Sunday morning to share with your favorite people. They’ll be so glad you did. Below is the recipe along with my Tips, Tricks, and Don’ts that I did. Enjoy!

Ingredients For the Puff Pastry

  1. 2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter (2 1/2 sticks), cold
  4. 1/2 cup cold water

Instructions For the Puff Pasty

  1. Place the flour and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Cut the cold butter into 1/4-inch slices and add to the flour mixture, tossing to coat.
  3. Stir in the cold water until a thick dough forms.
  4. Gather the dough into a ball, flatten it into a disk-shape, and wrap in plastic wrap.
  5. Chill for 1 hour in the fridge, or 20 to 30 minutes in the freezer.
  6. Unwrap the dough, dust the work surface with flour, and roll the dough into a rough rectangle shape.
  7. Fold the dough in thirds, like a letter.
  8. Turn 90 degrees, roll and fold again.
  9. Repeat about 2 to 4 times, wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and chill for 2 hours or overnight.

Ingredients For the Filling

  1. 2 cups small diced peaches
  2. 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  3. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  6. Flour, for dusting work surface
  7. 1 large egg, whisked
  8. Granulated Sugar

Instructions for Turnovers

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the peaches, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and lemon juice.
  3. Unfold the puff pastry onto a lightly floured work surface. Using a rolling pin, gently roll over the pastry to seal any perforations then cut into 8 squares.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, scoop a portion of the peach mixture into the center of each puff pastry square then fold the pastry across diagonally to form triangles. Using a fork, crimp together the edges then transfer the turnovers to the prepared baking sheets, spacing them at least 2 inches apart.
  5. Cut three small slits in the tops of each turnover then brush them with the egg. Sprinkle the turnovers with sugar.
  6. Bake the turnovers for 20 minutes or until they’re golden brown and puffed. Transfer the turnovers to a rack to cool then serve warm or at room temperature.
Fresh Out of the Oven Turnovers
Fresh Out of the Oven Turnovers

Tips, Tricks, and Don’ts That I did

  1. Peaches are my go-to fruit in the summer, but this recipe can be used with strawberries, cherries, or any other fruit you can get in your area.
  2. If you live in the Austin, TX area, I highly recommend the Texas Farmers Market. They operate year-round at two different locations around the city and always have the best vendors with the freshest produce. Check them out here https://texasfarmersmarket.org
  3. If you have the time, make the puff pastry the night before. It’s very easy but does need time to chill. With your pre-made puff pastry the turnovers take just a few minutes to put together and 20 minutes in the oven. It’s one of the easiest and most delicious breakfast pastries you’ll over make.
  4. Make sure not to handle your dough too much when you’re making the puff pastry. A flaky crust requires very cold butter. If your butter starts to melt, pop the dough in the fridge for a few minutes before you continue handling it.
  5. You can use a fork to cut in the cold butter, but a dough blender is much easier. I picked up this one at Target https://www.target.com/p/kitchenaid-pastry-blender-black/-/A-76341870#lnk=sametab
  6. Crimping the pastries is necessary so your filling doesn’t fall out. If your fork starts to stick, dip it in a bit of flour to keep it from sticking.
  7. Turnovers are best served warm and can be reheated in the microwave for about 10 seconds.
  8. If you like this recipe, check out my peach galette recipe here https://maebakes.com/easy-peach-galette/
  9. As always, don’t forget to Enjoy!
Peach Turnovers
Peach Turnovers

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