Cherry Turnovers: A Sweet and Simple Delight

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There’s something truly magical about the combination of flaky pastry and sweet-tart cherry filling that makes cherry turnovers a beloved dessert. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a sweet snack, these turnovers are easy to make, thanks to refrigerated crescent rolls, and they deliver a gourmet taste that belies their simplicity.

The Story Behind Cherry Turnovers

Cherry turnovers have a rich history, with their origins traced back to the ancient practice of enclosing fruits in pastry. This evolved over centuries into the delightful pastry we enjoy today, combining the convenience of modern ingredients with the timeless appeal of cherry pie filling. These turnovers encapsulate the essence of home cooking, bringing warmth and joy to any table.

Why You Should Make Cherry Turnovers

Cherry turnovers are the perfect choice for those looking for a:

  • Quick and easy dessert that doesn’t compromise on taste.
  • Delightful way to impress guests with minimal effort.
  • Versatile treat that can be served at any meal or occasion.

How to Serve

Serve these turnovers warm from the oven for the ultimate comfort dessert, with a dusting of powdered sugar or a drizzle of glaze. They’re also delicious paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra special touch.

How to Store

Leftover cherry turnovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or refrigerated for up to 5 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave for a few seconds to bring back their fresh-baked warmth and texture.


  • Ensure your cream cheese is at room temperature for easier mixing.
  • Don’t overfill the turnovers, as this can cause the filling to leak out during baking.
  • Seal the edges well with a fork to prevent the filling from escaping.

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