Arby’s Cherry Turnovers Recipe

Arby’s makes a delicious cherry turnovers recipe. This is one of the few fast-food desserts that tastes like it comes from a nice bakery. With frozen puff pastry, you can make this cherry turnover at home.
cherry turnovers on a baking sheet

Turnovers recipes often begin with puff pastry. You can make homemade puff pastry. It takes a long time to do, and the results are really good. In fact, if you want a recipe for homemade puff pastry. Martha Stewart has a really nice recipe for homemade puff pastry.

If you are like many of us, you make take a stroll down your frozen food section and grab some frozen puff pastry. I personally like Trader Joe’s Puff Pastry, Pepperidge Farm, or sometimes my local store will have another brand. Any of them will do.

I suggest that you read the back of the box for their defrosting directions and follow them implicitly. I have ruined boxes of puff pastry by simply leaving them out on the counter for a long time. If you do this you may end up with a hunk of dough that is hard to use.

I am using canned pie filling for this recipe. For this turnovers recipe, I typically choose a better quality cherry pie filling. This is one of those times I typically bypass the store brand and go for one such as Solo, Musselman’s, or Comstock when making cherry turnovers. I think each one of these brands is quite good and can be used just fine.

You will be amazed at how easy it is to make your own Arby’s Turnovers recipe at home. What I really like about their dessert is that it reminds me so much of the ones I had when I was growing up.

I grew up in Pueblo, Colorado. About once every two weeks we would go to King Soopers, which was our grocery store. They had an amazing bakery there, and we would get some turnovers every once in a while. They were such a treat. Arby’s is the only place that I know that has something similar to the ones I had growing up.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. If you do not like cherries, you could make this with peach pie filling, blueberry pie filling, or even apple pie filling.

cherry turnovers on a baking sheet

Arby's Cherry Turnover Recipe

Make Arby's Cherry Turnovers at home with this copycat recipe. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Arby's Recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 649kcal


  • 1 package puff pastry
  • 21 ounces cherry pie filling
  • 1 egg white light-beaten with teaspoon of water
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Kay out the puff pastry squares on an ungreased baking sheet. Cut puff pastry into 4 by 4-inch squares. Place about 2 tablespoons of pie filling into the center of each square. Ideally, there will be about 5 to 6 cherries in each turnover. Do not overfill too much as the filling may leak out while baking. Fold the turnover to make a triangle. "Glue" the triangle shut by brushing the egg wash on all the inside edges of the puff pastry but 1 inch in the center of each of the sides. This will allow the puff pastry to vent while cooking. 
  • Gently press the edges together, don't press the edges too hard, doing this will leave you with edges that won't puff as they should. Brush the top of the turnover with egg wash. Bake for 25 to 27 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Make the icing by combining the milk and the powdered sugar in a small bowl. Drizzle frosting over the turnovers. 
  • Store in an airtight container. These are best eaten within 1 or 2 days.


Calories: 649kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2.3mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Baral'heia

    Just FYI: When I worked for Arby’s in the early 2010’s, the turnovers were actually just Pepperidge Farms turnovers, except we got them in bulk cases instead of the little 4-pack from the grocery store. There was talk about switching suppliers at the end of my employment there, so I’m not sure what they use today – but that’s how it was when I worked there.

    Pro tip: Try deep frying one sometime. It’s ridiculous! If memory serves, it only took a minute or two in 350°F oil. Just make sure the pastry has turned golden brown on both sides before pulling them from the oil.

  2. Dai

    Thanks for the recipe it’s very good. The icing recipe needs more though. It’s not the same as the turnovers in my area of Ohio. The vanilla is needed and I’m thinking they may have cream cheese in it too. Not sure until I give it a try. Still the icing as it is works fine.

  3. Bible Reader Lady

    Thank you, I’ve made some of these tonight, using Pepperidge Farms puff pastry sheets and Comstock. I brushed melted real butter and a bit of sugar over the tops of mine, and they browned nicely, and turned out grand!

    May I link to this blog page of yours, in my blog?

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    • Weezy

      My favorite desert is the walnut cake with bananas in a pastry cream filling from the Stroudsmoor restaurant in Stroudsburg Pa. I cannot find a copycat recipe for it. I will try the cherry turnovers you have above. Thank you. Louise

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