Easy Peach Turnovers

Wake and Bake

Breakfast snacks for those who get peckish first thing in the morning.

Easy Peach Turnovers
  • Yield:makes 8 turnovers
  • Active time:20 minutes
  • Total time:40 minutes
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Wake and Bake: Easy Peach Turnovers

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Using store bought puff pastry makes these peach turnovers easy to put together. The reward, a warm, flaky pocket of cinnamon-spiced peaches, is more than worth the effort.

About the author: Carrie Vasios is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios

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  • 2 cups diced peaches, from about 2 large peaches
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons instant tapioca
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 (17.3 ounce) package puff pastry
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 teaspoon water


  1. 1.

    Adjust oven racks to upper and lower middle positions. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine diced peaches, brown sugar, 2 teaspoons sugar, tapioca, salt, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Let stand 10 minutes.

  2. 2.

    Unfold puff pastry sheets onto a clean work surface. Cut each sheet of pastry into four rectangles.

  3. 3.

    Top one half of each rectangle with peach filling. Fold the pastry over the filling to form a triangle, pressing out excess air. Use your fingers or a fork to press and seal the pastry together. Repeat with remaining squares. Brush each turnover with egg wash and then sprinkle with remaining sugar. Use a knife to make three 1 inch slits on the top of each pastry. Bake turnovers until golden, about 15 minutes. Serve warm.

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