Easy Cherry Turnovers with Puff Pastry

tasty little cherry treats
Tasty little cherry treats
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1 (17 oz) package Puff Pastry Dough thawed
1 (21 oz) can Cherry pie filling
For tops of turnovers:
2 tbsp Milk
2 tbsp Sugar
For the cream cheese glaze
2 oz Cream Cheese softened
1 tbsp Butter soft
⅔ cup Powdered sugar
¼ tsp Vanilla extract
Milk as needed

Nutritional information

  • For tops of turnovers:

  • For the cream cheese glaze

Easy Cherry Turnovers with Puff Pastry


These Easy Cherry Turnovers are a regular feature in my kitchen. They are so easy to make thanks to using canned cherries and pre-made puff pastry. A cream cheese glaze drizzled over the turnovers sets them off and makes them the perfect accompaniment for morning coffee or afternoon tea.

I start the cherry turnovers recipe with puff pastry, by cutting the puff pastry into squares. Place the pastry pieces on a baking sheet and spoon a dollop of cherry filling in the center of each. Bring the corners of dough together and pinch to seal. Don’t worry if the filling is still showing on the sides. Bake in the oven. Make a cream cheese glaze from butter, cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar and drizzle over the cooled turnovers.

To make Easy Cherry Turnovers with Puff Pastry, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Easy Cherry Turnovers with Puff Pastry


Prepare the pastry


Unfold one of the blocks of puff pastry dough. Cut along the fold lines to make three strips before cutting each strip into thirds. This will give you nine squares in total.


Heat the oven and prepare a baking sheet


Preheat the oven to 375 °F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


Place filling in dough


Place a square of dough on the parchment paper and place a tablespoon of cherry pie filling in the center of the square.


Shape turnovers


Bring each of the corners of dough together and pinch to seal. It's OK if the filling is still showing on the sides.




Repeat the process with the remaining dough squares.


Brush with milk & sprinkle with sugar


Use a pastry brush to brush the tops of the turnovers with milk and sprinkle them with sugar.




Bake the turnovers in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.



Repeat the whole process with the remaining sheet of puff pastry.


Make cream cheese glaze


Beat 2 ounces of cream cheese with 1 tablespoon of butter until smooth. Beat in ⅔ cup of powdered sugar and ¼ teaspoon of vanilla. Pour in enough milk to achieve a pourable consistency.


Drizzle turnovers with cream cheese glaze


Once the turnovers have cooled, drizzle with cream cheese glaze.



Serve the turnovers with morning coffee or afternoon tea.

These Easy Cherry Turnovers with Puff Pastry will go down a treat with whoever you make them for! Try them out soon and don’t forget to tag #cookmerecipes in your baking posts!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 21
Tess Swienton

I made mine with some powdered sugar, lemon zest and milk mixed for the glaze instead of creamcheese a lot more tasty that way.

Yuliana Haycraft

Very simple and tasty puffy pastry turnovers.

Jaylyn Sawatzky

Actually made my own puffy pastry dough from this website too!!

Nathalia Staeheli

Cool idea will try them out as soon as i get home.

Dalia Dailey

Heavenly dessert made so many of them and had it with hot tea in the morning.

Mylah Bornheim

These small cookie turnovers were absolutely amazing enjoyed them a lot.

Alisa Palzer

Blueberries and strawberries also work if your arent a fan of cherry like me.

Amora Porowski

Good with honey drizzled as well no need for the creamcheese glaze if you re trying to save time.

Ailani Zenker

Yum!! Adore this cute little puff pastry dessert.

Emi Nawrot

Top 10 favorite desserts this is my number 3, the first being churro apple pies and the 1st being sunny side up dessert cus i love pranks.

Ellery Dugay

Replaced normal milk with almond tasted a lot better.

Audree Savich

Is there a difference between these and cookies?

Grayson Fezza

Kinda sour but still good just wish it was more sweet.

Emmalee Lupu

I baked a bunch of these for work its a huge crowd pleaser to say the least.

Ellianna Turnbow

Flavorful simple and fun to make me and my kids had a lot of fun trying to shape these into hearts (-:

Itzayana Xayasane

Sadly mine didnt turn out well they kinda exploded and the cherry was all over the baking paper :(

Priya Lomedico

Careful on the vanilla extract or it can taste really bad and chemical like!! Other than that its a great dessert.

Paula Vavra

Husband is extra pleased with this dessert haha, cherries are his favorite.

Celine Mcgarrigle

Used only half a tbsp of butter and then added applesauce too .

Melinda Heeg

Thanks for sharing this it was delicious i topped mine with vanilla icream.


Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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