Rustic Berry Turnovers

Rustic Berry Turnovers will tickle your taste buds and are perfect to eat any time of day!

Rustic Berry Turnovers | Hand pies filled with scrumptious summer berries
This juicy berry filling wrapped in a tender butter pastry crust combines to make a fabulously delicious mini pie.  Or at least that’s the comment I got after hubby ate his first in just three bites.  My crusts weren’t perfectly sealed, but that’s the beauty of a “rustic” turnover…the berry juices bubbling out are just part of their charm.  And the options are endless…my youngest was searching for a peach one in the pile…but to no avail.  Maybe next time.

Rustic Berry Turnovers | Hand pies filled with scrumptious summer berries

Rustic Berry Turnovers…adapted from Fine Cooking

2 cups (9 ounces) flour
14 tablespoons (7 ounces) cold butter, each tablespoon cut in half
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cream
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups fresh berries (I used 1 cup each blueberries and raspberries, kept separate)
Milk, to brush on and seal pastry

In food processor, combine all pastry ingredients and pulse until dough starts to clump together.  Remove to counter and gather dough together.  Flatten into two disks and wrap in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate at least 20 minutes.

If using one kind of berry, gently toss them with 2 tablespoons sugar, flour and cinnamon.  If using two kinds of berries, toss each with half of the sugar, flour and cinnamon.  Set aside.

Preheat oven to 300º.  Cover rimmed cookie sheet with parchment.

Roll out one pastry disk on floured surface to about 1/8 inch thickness.  Cut out six 4-inch rounds with biscuit cutter. Using spatula move one dough round to prepared sheet.  Place about one tablespoon of berries on one side of round.  Brush edges with milk and fold other side of dough over berries. Use fingers or fork  to seal edges.  Repeat with the rest of the rounds.  Then repeat with second disk of dough. Refrigerate turnovers for at keast 15 minutes and up to 4 hours.

Brush turnovers with milk and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar.  Bake for 30 minutes or till golden brown.  Cool on rack.  Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 12.


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  1. These look so good! I love the juice oozing out and could see me eating all 3 of those on that plate!

  2. I love those bubbling juices oozing out of the pastry! It looks mouth watering… as always! I would have probably burnt my tongue as I am sure I wouldn’t be able to wait for them to cool down!

  3. Mmmmmmm, looks delicious. Fruit ooze is the best!

  4. I’ve made cream biscuits and scones, but never turnovers. These look fantastic!

  5. I would love to give these turnovers a try. They look so delicious and perfect for a grab and go breakfast. Need to make these the next time berries make their way into my shopping cart and Itty Bitty doesn’t eat them all. Haha! Peaches sound like a great variation as well. I like you kid’s thinking.

  6. These look wonderful! You make it look so easy! Perhaps I will have to give pastry dough another chance!

  7. This looks fantastic, I really wish I can bake like you!

  8. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    How delicious!! I love turnovers! I wonder if I can cheat with puff pastry… I know it’s not the same but I think I can still make a similar dish with shortest time. Abundant fruits in there… yummy!

  9. Three-Cookies says:

    They look awesome. I agree, juices bubbling out is part of the charm

  10. They look great…I think peach would be nice too.

  11. I am imagining the flaky pastry and the warm sweetness of the I am really craving these! Great post!

  12. ahhh, delicious!

  13. These turnovers are gorgeous, and my mouth is watering. I love the rustic look and I love fruit!

  14. You’ve already posted this morning, you go girl!
    Love that you use fresh berries, delicious!

  15. WOW Lizzy lookdelicious!! gloria

  16. Sue/the view from great island says:

    I love this idea, and the ‘rustic’ quality just makes them that much more appealing. Your youngest would love to be at my house this week, I’m going to make them with peaches!

  17. Parsley Sage says:

    Baker extraordinaire! Those turnovers looks soooo good. And I love that they’re leaking a little bit. The juicy goodness is just so excited and had to burst out 🙂

  18. Wow,Liz!You kill me!

  19. At Anna's kitchen table says:

    Ooh imagine those with lots of custard! Perfect.

  20. My husband would love this dessert… I can even smell it…!

  21. these remind me of the little hand pies I just made! I love how the berry flavors show on the outside..yum!

  22. Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart says:

    Lizzy, these are making me wish I had one, ok more like 2 right now! I have got to get some berries so I can whip these bad boys up! UM!

  23. All those berries … your turnovers look scrumptious!

  24. A multi-dimensional life says:

    These look wonderful, Lizzy! As always your photos are beautiful!

  25. Audra @ The Kurtz Corner says:

    Oh my goodness, these sound delightful! I will have to try these, Pinning now! Thanks for linking up 🙂


  26. These look so delicious and lovely! The gooey berries oozing out makes them even more hard to resist!

  27. Curry and Comfort says:

    Wow!! These looks great! I can just imagine how delicious they must taste(especially right out of the oven). Great job! : ) I am stumbling this now. : )

  28. Lizzy, this little fruit pies look so good, I like when they are filled with lots of berries as these ones.
    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead 🙂

  29. Oh, my Lizzy-I love these berry turnovers, more than apple turnovers. So fresh, and yummy juicy, and fruity goodness. I sure would love one, with coffee in the morning:D

  30. Cheap Ethnic Eatz says:

    Very cool handmade turnovers. I love the rustic look and I love even more when a bit of sweet juices run out to color the turnover.

  31. Liz! I love the “rusticness” of these turnovers! The best part is having the berry juice seeping through. They look so sweet and inviting! : )

  32. Love turnovers. I haven’t made any in too long, though! I’ll have to try your recipe.

    The Past on a Plate

  33. Oh yum! The possibilities are endless here! And I love the fruit oozing out the sides!

  34. Love how the gorgeous color of the fruit oozes out. Looks delicious.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  35. Oh my, I could eat the batch. So yummy!

  36. Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny says:

    Lizzy these look amazing!! Oh if only I could have 1 (or 2, 3 or 4) now!! Love these! 🙂

  37. Torviewtoronto says:

    turnovers look wonderful deliciously done

  38. These are beautiful and I love the juices peeking through. I know I could eat these in 3 bites too– they look amazing!!!

  39. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    I love this recipe Liz! Most turnovers that I see are cherry and unfortunately cherries are about my least favorite fruit. I love berries though. Super recipe here!They are beautiful!

  40. Cookin' Canuck says:

    Do these every sound good! What a wonderful way to use up all the fresh summer berries.

  41. Lizzy – these are STUNNING! I love that they are baked. They look very much like fried pies! Who wouldn’t want to eat a handful of these?!

  42. These are absolutely beautiful. I agree that the rustic look with that vibrant red color makes it look amazing! Ohhhh how I’m going to have to put these on my to make list!

  43. Wow, these look amazing! I love your blog; so many wonderful recipes. Definitely stop by my food blog for delicious recipes and great photos…and maybe follow? Hope to hear from you!

  44. Rita D K Simmons says:

    Love this recipe, those look delicious now I know what I will be making tomorrow. Thanks Lizzy, let you know how it goes.

  45. Absolutely gorgeous! Thse look incredible! I wouldn’t be able to just have one!

  46. The Kitchen Noob says:


  47. Beautiful color and outcome lizzy, nice with the fruits around it.

  48. Trish - Sweetology101 says:

    thanks for your comments, they are so nice. This looks and I bet TASTES awesome. You are so talented and I love the look and feel of your blog. Have a great week!

  49. I wonder how many of these I would leave on the tray if they were in front of me right now… read ZERO! YUMMERS!

  50. I love these mini pies Lizzy! They’re so much easier to make and eat than a full size pie 🙂 Cuter, too!

  51. Wow – good job! Those are beautiful and look incredibly tasty!

  52. I love how the juice is just oozing out of these! So cute that your youngest was looking for a peach one. 🙂

  53. The juice bubbling out just makes them that much more inviting. Great, little pies.

  54. The Vanilla Bean Baker says:

    Eeny, meeny, miney, mo…it’s hard but I’ll take the blueberry one!

  55. Thank you so much for your link-up to Whisking Wednesday last week. I hope you’ll stop back in this week and link up another amazing recipe!

  56. Wow! Looks amazing. I wish I could bake like you.

  57. What beautiful little turnovers! These look so cute and perfect!

  58. Berry juices are totally part of the charm! What a great end of the summer treat!

  59. When I was a kid, I had a thing for hostess fruit pies. I think it was the icing? There was nothing rustic about those mass produced lumps – I like yours much better!

  60. There is something about rustic foods that’s just mouthwatering. They always look so much more buttery and flavorful. These are a perfect breakfast for these cool mornings we’re having.

  61. 5 Star Foodie says:

    These sound so wonderful with berries! Yum!

  62. Sweet And Crumby says:

    Oh my gosh Liz…these look incredible! I am wishing I had one here with a nice cup of coffee.

  63. Love that juice oozing through the crust. I’d love to eat these warm. Very nice Lizzy!

  64. Audra @ The Kurtz Corner says:

    You were featured! Check it out 🙂


  65. Erin of says:

    I started drooling at “tender butter pastry.” Yum! These look beautiful and tasty. Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday. We are partying again and I hope you will stop by! 🙂

  66. My mouth is totally watering. And, the best news is we have a box of blueberries! kate@kateiscooking

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