These cute heart-shaped berry turnovers are a simple and delicious treat to make for your loved one(s). Use your favorite berry or a combo of berries for the filling!
- 1 cup berry of choice (fresh or frozen. I used mixed frozen berries.)
- 2 tablespoons sugar or maple syrup (can use less or more to taste)
- 1 tablespoon orange juice or water
- 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed (Can also use your favorite pie crust)
- 1 tablespoon milk of choice, optional
- coarse sugar, for sprinkling on pastry (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Place berries and sugar into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until berries have begun to release their juices. Whisk together orange juice and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth; add to berry mixture.
- Continue to cook berries until sauce has thickened. Remove and let cool.
- Place thawed puff pastry on a sheet of parchment paper and begin to roll out an inch or two larger. Use a medium-large cookie cutter of choice (I used a heart shaped cutter) or if you don’t have a cutter, cut into even squares. My cutter was about 2.5–3″ wide.
- Take one cut out and use your finger or a small brush to line the outer edges with water. Place a spoonful of the cooled filling into the center of the pastry.
- Top with another piece of pastry and press edges to seal. Use the tines of a fork to crimp the edges together.
- Place turnovers on lined baking sheet a couple of inches apart. Brush each turnover with milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. Check halfway through baking and turn the pan around if one side is browning faster than the other.
- Drizzle glaze over each one and serve. Makes about 6 turnovers.
- Mix together powdered sugar, melted butter, vanilla, and just enough milk to give it a pourable consistency. Start with less milk and add more only if needed. Drizzle over baked turnovers.