ROSE & IVY Journal | Spiced Peach Turnovers
While apples might be making their way into farmers markets in the area, peaches are still available as well. Earlier peaches can be hard with the pit hugging tightly to the flesh, but later in the season they are near perfection. This recipe for Spiced Peach Turnovers is incredibly easy, because it incorporates flaky prepared puff pastry – so if you are short on time, this is an ideal recipe. After the turnovers are baked, they take on a croissant-like effect – the layers of dough practically melt in your mouth.
6 peaches, diced
½ cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of cardamom
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 packets frozen puff pastry*, thawed at least two hours
1 egg, beaten
Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling
*When it comes to puff pastry, all are not equal. Dufour has the flakiest option that is made with pure ingredients
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
Place peaches, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom in a bowl. Stir together. Add salt and lemon juice and stir to combine. Set aside.
Flour a working surface and gently unfold puff pastry. Cut each sheet of dough vertically into 4 large pieces.
Place filling onto dough on one side and fold over covering with remaining dough. Repeat until finished.
Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until pastry is golden, you do not want to under bake. Let cool before enjoying.
Styling & Photography by Alison