Sunday Brunch: Peanut Butter and Jelly Turnovers

Sunday Brunch

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Sunday Brunch: Peanut Butter and Jelly Turnovers

Here's another recipe that I've adapted from my new favorite brunch cookbook, Gale Gand's Brunch! I like what Gale wrote in the headnote for this recipe in her book: "Peanut butter and jelly is one of my favorite classic combinations" (me too, Gale). But in the morning? Why not! Why not, indeed. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a cold glass of milk is my idea of a fine, fine breakfast, so from there it's just a hop, skip, and a crimp or two to Gand's peanut butter and jelly turnovers. Gand ices these turnovers, but I don't think the added sugary sweetness is necessary. By the way, you can serve these beauties for dessert at a dinner party with a pitcher of ice-cold milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


  • One 16-ounce box frozen all-butter puff pastry, thawed overnight in the refrigerator
  • All-purpose flour, for rolling
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup jelly or jam of your choice


  1. 1.

    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

  2. 2.

    Lay the puff pastry sheets out on a work surface and roll them out into 10-inch squares, using flour if the pastry sticks. Cut each sheet into four 5-inch squares. Use a pastry brush to brush beaten egg along all four edges of each square. Place 1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter and 1 heaping tablespoon jam in the center of each puff pastry and fold it in half diagonally, pressing the edges together to enclose the filling and working out any air. Use a fork to seal the edges completely by pressing the tines down to make a crimped pattern.

  3. 3.

    Arrange the pastry triangles on a baking sheet. Brush the surface of the turnovers with beaten egg. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes.

  4. 4.

    Remove the turnovers from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool slightly. Drizzle the turnovers from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool slightly.

  5. 5.

    Serve with glasses of really cold milk.