With just strawberry jam, cream cheese, and puff pastry, you can make a tasty strawberry cream cheese turnover that's perfect for brunch!
Strawberry cheesecake turnovers are a great breakfast pastry. Packed with a crisp and buttery puff pastry shell, filled with a creamy rich filling, and then topped with a sweet glaze on top- it's like dessert for breakfast.
A simple glaze on top makes these treats irresistible, and you won't be able to wait to sink your teeth into these tasty breakfast pastries.
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- Minimal ingredients and effort. They're not only nice to look at and tasty to eat, but so simple to make as well! I love these strawberry and cream turnovers because it can be as simple as 3 ingredients.
- Tastes delicious. From the crispy buttery turnover shell to the rich creamy fruity filling, these turnovers never last long around here!
- They're versatile. Swap out the strawberry jam for blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, or whatever else you may have on hand and they're sure to be just as delicious.
Puff pastry sheets- You'll need some thawed puff pastry to make the shell of each turnover. They'll puff up and create a wonderful flavor and texture.
Strawberry jam- For the fruity flavor and filling, use some of your favorite strawberry jam. You could even use homemade Sugar Free Strawberry Jam.
Cream cheese- This adds a rich, creamy flavor and pairs so well with the strawberries!
Egg wash- In an egg wash, the cooked egg gives a shiny golden appearance to the baked product. To make this you just need an egg and some water.
Glaze- Make a simple glaze using powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
Jam, jelly, or preserves will all work the same in this recipe. Use store-bought or homemade and you're sure to enjoy the results. Just make sure to get a good crimp on the edges so it doesn't leak out as it bakes. My Sugar Free Blueberry Jam would be a good option too!
🔪 Instructions for Strawberry Cream Cheese Turnovers
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
Step 2: Roll out the thawed puff pastry.
Step 3: Divide into 6 squares with a pizza cutter.
Step 4: Place 1 tablespoon of strawberry jam into the center of each square.
Step 5: Take the cream cheese and cube it into 6 equal-sized pieces. Place each cube on a cut pastry square in the center.
Step 6: Take a corner of the pastry square and fold it over to meet the opposite one, forming a triangle. Press down along the edges to seal.
Step 7: Use a fork to crimp the pastry edges to create an even better seal.
Step 8: Add the egg and water for the egg wash to a small bowl.
Step 9: Whisk together until well blended. Set aside.
Step 10: Place turnovers on a baking sheet.
Step 11: Brush eggwash over the tops of the turnovers.
Step 12: Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on the sheet for a minute or two before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
Step 13: After whisking together the glaze ingredients, drizzle the glaze over the tops of the turnovers.
Step 14: Let set for 5 minutes before eating.
The filling will be VERY hot when fresh out of the oven.
🍴 Recipe Tips
To make these cream cheese and jam turnovers, you can use puff pastry found in the deli section or in the freezer section just make sure that it's thawed first.
The glaze and eggwash aren't "technically" needed but we all know the egg wash gives the golden color that draws our eyes while the glaze gives us something to lick our lips about.
Whether you keep this strawberry turnovers recipe plain and simple or add the eggwash and glaze is your choice, but you really can't go wrong when using your favorite strawberry jam and cream cheese.
💭 Recipe FAQs
These turnovers can last about 2-3 days in the fridge if stored in an airtight container. After that, they may become soggy and no longer as appetizing.
Yes. I have had great success reheating my turnovers on a plate in the microwave in 15 second intervals. It usually takes 15-25 seconds to heat fully.
Yes. These turnovers can be frozen. After cooling, place them on a baking sheet in the freezer for 1 hour before placing in an airtight container and letting them remain frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw before eating.
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Strawberry Cream Cheese Turnovers
- 1 package Puff pastry, thawed (2 sheets) ($6.24)
- 6 Tablespoons Strawberry jam ($0.60)
- 2 ounces Cream cheese, softened ($0.47)
- 1 large Egg ($0.15)
- 1 teaspoon Water ($0.00)
- 1 cup Powdered sugar ($0.36)
- ¼ teaspoon Vanilla extract ($0.01)
- 1-2 Tablespoons Milk ($0.02)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
- Roll thawed puff pastry and divide into 6 squares with a pizza cutter.
- Place 1 tablespoon of strawberry jam into the center of each square.
- Take the cream cheese and cube it into 6 equal-sized pieces. Place each cube on a cut pastry square in the center.
- Take a corner of the pastry square and fold it over to meet the opposite one, forming a triangle. Press down along the edges to seal.
- Use a fork to crimp the pastry edges to create an even better seal.
- In a small bowl, beat the egg with the water for your eggwash.
- Place turnovers on a baking sheet.
- Brush eggwash over the tops of the turnovers.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool on the sheet for a minute or two before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
- After whisking together the glaze ingredients, drizzle the glaze over the tops of the turnovers.
- Let set for 5 minutes before eating. The filling will be VERY hot when fresh out of the oven.