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Strawberry Rhubarb Turnovers

Spring has sprung with a quick and easy recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Turnovers that star a fresh fruit filling tucked inside buttery puff pastry.
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 8 turnovers


  • 1 1/2 cups diced rhubarb (1-inch pieces)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting work surface
  • 1 (17.3-oz.) package frozen puff pastry (2 sheets), thawed
  • 1 large egg, whisked with 1 Tablespoon water
  • Sanding sugar, for topping (optional)


  • Combine the rhubarb and sugar in a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat. Simmer the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the rhubarb is tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the strawberries and cinnamon. Set the mixture aside to cool to room temp. Once the mixture has cooled completely, strain out any liquids.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Unfold the puff pastry sheets onto a lightly floured work surface. Using a rolling pin, gently roll the pastry to seal any perforations. Cut each sheet of puff pastry into four squares.
  • Divide the strawberry-rhubarb filling among the squares, spooning a portion into the centers of the squares and then carefully folding them in half diagonally to form triangles. Using a fork, crimp together the edges to seal them then transfer the turnovers to the prepared baking sheets, spacing them at least 2 inches apart.
  • Cut three small slits atop each turnover then brush them with the egg wash and sprinkle them with the sanding sugar (optional).
  • Bake the turnovers until they’re golden brown and puffed, 15 to 18 minutes. Remove the turnovers from the oven and transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely then serve.

Kelly’s Note:

  • The filling can be prepared one day in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge, and then strained just prior to filling the turnovers.