Puff pastry is becoming a staple around our house. When it comes to super-easy, flaky, yummy recipes, the sky is the limit with puff pastry! These pumpkin turnovers are just the beginning of recipes you will love in your puff pastry adventures!
Ready for pumpkin everything? I know I am! Just be warned. Once placed on a serving dish, these pumpkin turnovers need a special guard. It’s hard to resist all the flaky yumminess that’s covering delicious pumpkin inside and topped with homemade vanilla glaze.
I am a HUGE fan of pumpkin pie, aren’t you? But I can’t REALLY get away with eating it for breakfast. However, it is perfectly acceptable to eat a turnover for breakfast. My solution to pumpkin pie cravings in the morning? Pumpkin turnovers. Yes ma’am.
These turnovers literally take minutes to prepare and just about 20 minutes to bake. You can grab a quick shower and throw on some make-up while you wait for your amazing breakfast to puff up in the oven.
Let me let you in on a secret. Your kids are tired of cereal and oatmeal for breakfast. How do I know? I interview kids all the time about their fave breakfast foods and cereal and oatmeal don’t make the list. Pancakes and french toast does, but oatmeal? Not unless you’re talking about an oatmeal breakfast cookie. Do your kiddos a favor and surprise them with these turnovers. You will be super-mom — I promise!
If pumpkin is not your family’s thing — wow, that would just be weird — but if it’s not, these apple turnovers are no less amazing. And yes, the apple turnovers use only three ingredients…really. One, two, three — that’s it.
Pumpkin turnovers are also the perfect flaky treat to serve a crowd. I love that making turnovers doesn’t turn my kitchen into a floury mess. Plus, since it really only takes a few, hands-on minutes, I have plenty of time to tidy up before my guests arrive. What do guests think? I have only had rave reviews about turnovers — no complaints and wishes for chocolate cake. These hit the dessert or breakfast spot every time!
So, busy moms. My heart goes out to you and your family as you are on an incredible journey of motherhood and parenting. Give yourself a break without compromising yummy treats and meals with the simple recipes you can find right here on Pint-sized Treasures! Feel free to send me an email or message on social media with your easy meal needs or ideas! We’re on this journey together!
Enjoy your pumpkin everything season — and I will too!
- 2 puffed pastry sheets, thawed
- 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon all-spice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- dash of vanilla
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix pumpkin puree, brown sugar and remaining spices in medium mixing bowl until smooth.
- Place puffed pastry sheets on clean, dry surface. Cut each pastry sheet into four squares.
- Place one and a half HEAPING tablespoons of pumpkin puree on one half of the square.
- Fold over from corner to corner into a triangle shape, and press edges together to seal.
- Place turnovers on an ungreased baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch between them.
- If desired, crimp edges with fork.
- Cut three small indentations on the thickest part of the turnover to resemble small apple pies.
- Brush with one beaten egg, if desired.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- When golden brown and puffed up, remove from oven and drizzle vanilla glaze on top using the prongs of a fork.
- For glaze, simply whisk together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. If glaze is too thick, gradually increase milk. Enjoy!