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.
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.
Arby's Cherry Turnover Recipe
- 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.