Whenever I need a quick and simple treat that I know will cheer the other half up, I make 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. 🙌👍😁
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 it’s 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 😆🙌
I found 1 sheet made me 6 decent sized nectarine turnovers, I wouldn’t recommend making more than this unless you are catering to 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.
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.
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.
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!
Quick and Simple Nectarine Turnovers
- One 320 gram block/sheet of puff pastry (approx. 11 ounces)
- 1 large nectarine - diced
- 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornflour / cornstarch
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons milk
- Pre-heat your oven to 180C / 375F / Gas mark 5.
- Chop your nectarine into small chunks and place the chunks into a small bowl.
- Add the sugar, cornflour, salt and ground cinnamon and toss the fruit until everything is well covered.
- Cut your sheet of pastry into 6 squares, don't worry about precision and divide the fruit up into the 6 squares.
- Fold the squares over into triangles and using a fork pinch the edges together.
- 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.
- Pop them in your hot oven in the middle and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. You want them to have puffed up and a lovely golden brown colour.
- Once baked take them out of the oven and allow them to cool for a while. Then serve and enjoy.
- 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.
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
Thank you Ashika 😀
100% agree!! I tried making puff pastry… no thanks!
This looks awesome! I just bought some nectarines and wanted somewhere to use it 😉
Puff pastry just takes to much effort and I am way to impatient for that! 😀
This looks like a delicious & easy to make treat. Completely agree with you on the puff pastry front – it just takes way too long to make and sometimes it is nice to cheat at little 😉 Have a great weekend, Emma!
Kitchen cheats are definitely the way forward Miriam, because they make treats like these quick and convenient to make 😀
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!
These days there is no need to make it, when convenience wins every time 😀
Puff pastry really does make things nice and simple! These turnovers sound delicious and are so fun for summer!
Thanks Ashley 😀
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!
Thanks John, I couldn’t agree more. Homemade takes too long and store-bought is actually really good these days.
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.
Completely agree Heather, store bought is definitely the way forward 🙂
Those look delicious! I bet they are awesome with fresh stone fruit.
Thanks Balvinder 🙂
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!
I totally agree Kelsie, its so hard to tell the difference 😉
I love the ready-made puff pastry, too – it tastes so good these days, nobody can even tell! Perfect for impatient bakers like myself. 🙂
Me too Brianna 😀
Puff pastry is the best, love how you made little pies out of them, they are the perfect size.
Thanks Cheri 😀
Mmm Emma your Nectarine Turnovers look and sound delicious! I love shortcut baking recipes like this, especially when you get a craving for something sweet and want something to munch on right away! 🙂
Kitchen short-cuts are the best! 😀
I’d love one of those freshly baked on this cold morning! 😀
They do make a lovely breakfast Lorraine 🙂
I love the puff pastry shortcut! Perfect way to have these scrumptious nectarine turnovers on my plate in no time!!!
Ready made puff pastry is the best as it is super quick!
My husband loves pastry too and happens to be a fan of stone fruit..so this is a perfect treat for him!
I am sure he will be a huge fan Angie 😀