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Quick and Simple Nectarine Turnovers

Whenever I need a quick and simple treat that I know will cheer the other half up, I make him turnovers. He has a weakness for pastry, especially sweet, buttery flaky, puff pastry. Using ready made pastry, these sweet Quick and Simple Nectarine Turnovers will come together in less than 30 minutes. πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ˜

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Pastry Woes.

I have never been a pastry master, I can make a pretty decent shortcrust pastry. But that is about it, puff pastry takes so much time and so much butter, that its just quicker and easier to go and buy a sheet of the stuff. It’s so much easier and yes way lazier! Hands up for kitchen shortcuts πŸ˜†πŸ™Œ

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I found 1 sheet made me 6 decent sized nectarine turnovers, I wouldn’t recommend making more than this unless you are catering for a crowd. Because they really need to be eaten on the day that they are made. The fresher the better, they are perfectly edible on day 2, but the pastry will be a lot softer.

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Fruity Filling

I used nectarines for my filling, but peaches will work perfectly if you can’t find nectarines. But do try and find nectarines, when ripe they are so sweet and juicy and absolutely perfect for these turnovers.

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I mixed the nectarine with a little cinnamon, cornflour / cornstarch, a tiny pinch of salt to bring out the sweetness and a very small amount of light brown sugar to help caramelise the fruit a little. These few simple ingredients make these simple nectarine turnovers simply irresistible.

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Nectarine Turnovers.

These are just so simple to make, especially if like me you use ready-made pastry. The fillings are pretty interchangeable so if nectarines aren’t your thing, you could always try my Apple Turnovers or Peanut Butter and Blueberry Jam Turnovers. Either way these simple nectarine turnovers are a great way to start the week!

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Quick and Simple Nectarine Turnovers
 
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Simple Nectarine Turnovers are a quick and easy treat to put together. Sweet nectarine incased in flakey buttery puff pastry. Ready in less then 30 minutes.
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Recipe type: Pastry
Cuisine: British
Serves: 6 turnovers
Ingredients
  • One 320 gram sheet of ready made puff pastry (approx. 11 ounces)
  • 1 large nectarine - diced
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour / cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C / 375F / Gas mark 5.
  2. Chop your nectarine into small chunks and place the chunks into a small bowl.
  3. Add in the sugar, cornflour, salt and ground cinnamon and toss the fruit until everything is well covered.
  4. Cut your sheet of pastry into 6 squares, don't worry about precision and divide the fruit up between the 6 squares.
  5. Fold the squares over into triangles and using a fork pinch the edges together.
  6. Brush a little milk over the top of the turnovers and cut a couple of slits in the top of each turnover to stop them bursting open.
  7. Pop them in your hot oven in the middle and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. You want them to have puffed up and be a lovey golden brown colour.
  8. Once baked take them out of the oven and allow them to cool for a while. Then serve and enjoy.
  9. These are best eaten on the day of baking, but they can be kept up to 3 days in an airtight tin. To freshen them up pop them in a warm oven for a few minutes.

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Author: Emma

Always Vegetarian and sometimes Vegan. I'm a Sugar & Banana addict. I make healthy treats when I have just inhaled my body weight in sugar!

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30 Comments

  1. Oh yum these sound heavenly. I love pastries…and this looks like an amazing dessert. Thank you for a great recipe.
    Have a great weekend

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  2. 100% agree!! I tried making puff pastry… no thanks!
    This looks awesome! I just bought some nectarines and wanted somewhere to use it πŸ˜‰
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    • Puff pastry just takes to much effort and I am way to impatient for that! πŸ˜€

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    • Kitchen cheats are definitely the way forward Miriam, because they make treats like these quick and convenient to make πŸ˜€

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  3. i’ve never made puff pastry and i doubt i ever will! the premade kind is so convenient (and delicious and magical!). this is a great quick treat!

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    • These days there is no need to make it, when convenience wins every time πŸ˜€

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  4. Puff pastry really does make things nice and simple! These turnovers sound delicious and are so fun for summer!

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  5. I’ve made puff pastry in the past, but really it’s so much easier just to buy the frozen stuff. And there are good brands of that available, which makes it a no-brainer. Anyway, turnovers are such nice packages of goodness, aren’t they? Fun shape, tasty contents. And yours looks terrific — love the idea of using nectarines. Thanks!
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    • Thanks John, I couldn’t agree more. Homemade takes too long and store-bought is actually really good these days.

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  6. storebought puff pastry is so easy to use and tasty that i don’t see the point of making it homemade! i think i helped make it in a cooking class once, but it was taking too long (all those turns!!) that the instructor pulled out storebought after a few days lol.

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    • Completely agree Heather, store bought is definitely the way forward πŸ™‚

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  7. I love puff pastry! It’s so versatile and makes it seem like you’ve spend hours in the kitchen :). These turnovers look divine, Emma!

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    • I totally agree Kelsie, its so hard to tell the difference πŸ˜‰

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  8. I love the ready-made puff pastry, too – it tastes so good these days, nobody can even tell! Perfect for impatient bakers like myself. πŸ™‚

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  9. Puff pastry is the best, love how you made little pies out of them, they are the perfect size.

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    • They do make a lovely breakfast Lorraine πŸ™‚

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  10. I love the puff pastry shortcut! Perfect way to have these scrumptious nectarine turnovers on my plate in no time!!!

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    • Ready made puff pastry is the best as it is super quick!

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