Rustic Berry Turnovers #ProgressiveEats

 These Rustic Berry Turnovers will tickle your taste buds and are perfect to eat any time of day! Fill the buttery pastry with your favorite berry and get prepared for rave reviews!Rustic Berry Turnovers | Buttery crusts + sweetened berries make these fabulous hand pies!

Rustic Berry Turnovers

I love adding the word “rustic’ to my dessert titles.  Basically it gives permission to show filling oozing, crusts cracking, but still utterly delicious treats. In this case, the juicy berry filling was encased in a tender butter pastry crust. After 30 minutes in the oven, the result wastwelve fabulously delicious mini pies.  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.  That version will be on my baking list later this summer!Rustic Berry Turnovers | Buttery crusts + sweetened berries make these fabulous hand pies!

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Rustic Berry Turnovers

Serves 12 turnovers     adjust servings

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr

These scrumptious mini berry pies are adapted from Fine Cooking.


  • 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
  • Milk, to brush on and seal pastry


  1. 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.
  2. Gently toss the berries with 2 tablespoons sugar, flour and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 300º. Cover one or two rimmed cookie sheets with parchment.
  4. Roll out one pastry disk on floured surface to about ⅛ 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 least 15 minutes and up to 4 hours.
  5. 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.


Recipe Notes

You can make half with one berry and half with another like I did. Just put the berries in separate bowls and mix half the filling ingredients into each bowl (1 tablespoon sugar for each since the last tablespoon will be used to sprinkle over the dough before baking).
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 243kcal Calories from fat 131
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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  1. They sound and look very inviting with berry filling!

  2. These would be fantastic! That peach and raspberry galette caught my eye again too:@)

  3. These would be perfect for picnics and potlucks!

  4. I find berries so alluring and they conjure images of deliciousness every time. How I wish I could sink my teeth into one of your rustic berry turnovers! In fact, the word rustic itself ups the level of the delicious factor 🙂

  5. I just love the juices that ooze out and caramelize while baking, it’s really the best part. Your turnovers look amazing, I’m not surprised that Picky Hubby gobbled it up in three bites!

  6. Yes, “rustic” is best! Love your berry desserts and that juicy, oozing filling. Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, Liz. It went by too fast here!

  7. I can see why these got rave reviews – they are gorgeous! They look so tender and delicious. Outstanding 🙂

  8. They’re so pretty, Liz! Something can be pretty and rustic at the same time, right? Either way, YUM!

  9. Rustic is good. It speaks about homemade and things made with love for people we love and these look spectacular!

  10. I love rustic too – it takes all the pressure off and lets us just enjoy baking! Your turnovers are stunning and oh how I wish we were neighbors – I would be over there in a heartbeat begging for one, LOL!

  11. I haven’t had a turnover in years and I certainly need to change that. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. They look so good! and perfect for a cook-out

  13. Juliana says:

    Oh Liz, these berries turnover looks delicious!
    Have a wonderful week ahead 🙂

  14. Perfect individual pies and no sharing! Sounds good to me!

  15. Like you, Liz, I adore making dishes rustic. Of course, these would be delicious even if you managed to keep all the filling from oozing out – but nearly as yummy to a confirmed “rustic-lover” like me. And your son has inspired me when it comes to filling – can’t wait for peaches to come into season.

  16. Claudia says:

    Well these would certainly make me

    break a diet

  17. Wow Liz! Those look amazing and delicious. I could eat one in just a few bites as well – yum!

  18. These turnovers are just gorgeous, Liz! What a perfect treat to enjoy summer berries!

  19. These turnovers sound delicious to me. I am with you I like rustic too.

  20. These may be rustic, but the flavor is awfully sophisticated! Love desserts like this — great eye appeal. Thanks!

  21. These rustic berry turnovers look so pretty and scrumptious, Liz. So much in love with the luscious berry filling.

  22. These little hand pies would be perfect for travel, I need to make a batch!

  23. The berry juices at the edges look so good! The red and blue are perfect for summer holidays. But, peach sounds great too!

  24. Yummy little fruit pies! These are the best!

  25. Lizzy ! Really love these berry turnovers ! look delicious . xoxo

  26. Love handheld desserts like this. They are so perfect for a BBQ!

  27. I can see why your hubby finished his first in 3 bites…. yum!

  28. Love the yummy treat anytime, dear! xoxo

  29. Oh I could eat several of these myself, love berry turnovers!!!

  30. Interesting fillings, Liz! I’ve only tried those with curry inside. A good alternative, dear! xoxo


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