Wake and Bake: Easy Peach Turnovers

Easy Peach Turnovers

These warm, flaky pockets of cinnamon-spiced peaches are good for breakfast or dessert. Peaches out of season? You can make an easy substitute with apples or pears.

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Carrie Vasios

Maybe it's because I grew up around a lot of spanikopita, but I like eating things that come in self-contained, triangular pouches of dough. After all, you never know when the house is going to burn down, and it's comforting to know that you can still take your meal on the run.

I often make savory pockets with phyllo dough and individually sized fruit pies with a butter crust, but for easy morning baking, there is just no beating store-bought puff pastry. I like to throw together the filling to rest while I enjoy my first cup of coffee. By the time I'm done, they're ready for a quick assembly and a bake in the oven.

The interior of these pies is really all about the fruit, though a mixture of brown and white sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice helps augment their natural sweetness. There's nothing quite like picking up a warm pocket, biting through the flaky dough, and exposing a pocket of warm, juicy, cinnamon-y peaches. Take it to go and I promise you'll be the most envied person on your morning commute.