I love a good turnover and I almost always make my own, they are super easy and really quick to put together (especially if you use the ultimate kitchen cheat and use shop bought puff pastry, shhh we won’t tell anyone 😉 ) Previously I have shared apple turnovers with you, this time around I am taking a twist on an American favourite and sharing with you, peanut butter and blueberry jam turnovers.
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These buttery flakey treats are going to please fans of this American classic flavour combination and those that are a little willing to give something different a try.
Jam or Jelly
Technically there is a difference. From what I can tell jam uses the whole fruit where as jelly just uses the juice. It doesn’t really matter what you use in these, I have used jam, as it’s far more widely available in the UK but if you are a purest and want to use a fruit jelly then please do 😀
I used a good quality blueberry jam because I can’t get enough of blueberries, but use your favourite flavour. Strawberry, grape, raspberry….. the list is endless choose the flavour that makes you or your guests happiest 😀
I am very open about using shop bought pastry, it’s fast and usually, it works out cheaper than making it yourself, especially in the UK where butter is not the cheapest thing in the isle. The convenience of buying it ready made is brilliant and it makes making turnovers at home a real cinch!
If you can try and buy an all-butter puff pastry as it will make your turnovers flakier and taste so much better but buy what you can afford or get hold of. They will still taste better than anything you can buy in a shop.
These are a great treat to share, they are quick and easy to put together and they are sure to impress anyone 🙂
Peanut Butter and Blueberry Jam Turnovers
- 375 gram block/sheet puff pastry ((13 ounces))
- 1 medium egg - beaten
- 9 teaspoons peanut butter - smooth or crunchy
- 6 generous teaspoons good quality blueberry jam ((or flavour of your choice))
- 3 teaspoons of large granulated sugar (optional)
- Take your pastry out of the fridge 10 minutes in advance of using it and preheat your oven to 190C / 375F / Gas mark 5.
- If using a sheet of puff pastry then unroll it if using a block then roll it out to 15 and 1/2 inches long by 9 inches wide (approx. 40 cm x 23 cm). Cut in half lengthways, then into 3 width ways.
- Beat your egg in a small bowl and have a small pastry brush to hand.
- Add 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of peanut butter to each square and slightly spread it out not getting to close to the edges.
- Add a generous teaspoon of jam on top of the peanut butter.
- Brush the edges with egg and fold over each of the squares and crimp along the edges. If you don't have a crimping tool then a fork will do a great job. Then cut 3 small slits across the top of each turnover to allow the steam to escape.
- These are best eaten on the day of making but can be kept in an airtight tin for 3 days.
- Pop them in the oven and bake them for 15 minutes, then check on them. They should be golden in colour and nicely puffed up.
They look so flaky and delicious, wishing I had one for breakfast right now!
Hi Pamela, thank you I’ll send you one over 🙂
I must admit I use store bought puff pastry most of the time- who has the time to make puff pastry anyway? 😛 Your turnovers look amazing! Love the blueberry and peanut butter combination!
Hi Von you’re right I don’t have the time for sure 😀 Shop bought all the way!!!
Your turnovers are gorgeous, Emma! I love that you used puffed pastry too and the peanut butter and blueberry jam filling sound irresistible! Wish I had a few for breakfast right now!
Hi Kelly thank you they made a great breakfast treat 🙂
I love to use store bought puff pastry, too. I’ve made it from scratch a couple times…and that was enough! Such terrific turnovers…and you got such a beautiful rise in your pastry!!!
Thanks Liz, I agree, I have made pastry from scratch but it takes far too too much time!
Who could ever resist these golden brown crispy turnovers!? Totally love the pb jam filling!
Hi Angie thank you I do love turnovers and anything with PB is a winner for me 😀
Another great idea, you don’t have to try to tell me twice to use shop bought! Even Mary Berry says she uses shop bought! Love these flavours, peanut butter and jam is my favourite thing to have on toast 🙂
Hi Emma, I am so glad to hear that you also use shop bought pastry its just so much easier I am really lazy when it comes to pastry! These are great if you are a PB&J fan 😀
I have never had a turnover with peanut butter in it… how clever. 🙂
Hi Maureen thank you peanut butter works so well 😀