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Blueberry Turnovers Recipe

Blueberry Turnovers Recipe

We picked blueberries this week at a local u-pick farm. 5 gallons of them! Most went into the freezer, but a significant amount was eaten fresh, and a couple of yummy baked goods were made as well —blueberry pie and blueberry turnovers.

Blueberry Pie

The pie recipe I use is from The Best Recipe but we used a mix of about three different recipes to make the turnovers. I’ll tell you how we made them since they were excellent (in my not-so-humble opinion). They are also easy and fun to make so are perfect for cooking with kids!

Blueberry Turnovers Recipe

Blueberry Turnovers Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch nutmeg
  • Puff pastry
  • 1 egg
  • Extra sugar for sprinkling


1. Mix together the filling ingredients (the first 7 items listed) in a medium bowl.

2. Roll out 2 sheets of thawed puff pastry (I know some people make this but I bought the frozen stuff) so they are thinner and about 16 x 16 inches each. Cut into 4 inch squares.

3. Brush the edges of the puff pastry squares with beaten egg. Add a dollop of the filling to each puff pastry square, fold over the pastry to form a triangle, and press with a fork to seal edges.

4. Brush top with more of the egg and sprinkle with sugar.

5. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees F for about 25 minutes.

Yum! Makes a bunch so have friends over. This also defrays the guilt of eating as many as you’re going to eat.

You can find more ideas and recipes for cooking with kids here.


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    July 3, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Wow! Those turnovers look amazing. I can’t wait to try making them!! Thanks for the recipe.

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    Megan at Simple Kids
    July 3, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Um, YES PLEASE! These look AMAZING! drool drool drool

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    July 3, 2009 at 7:03 am

    We just checked out the bookclassic picture book Blueberries for Sal. This post is very timely as I was thinking of whipping something up to go with our reading :) yum.

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    July 3, 2009 at 10:58 am

    ohh ,I must make these!

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    Julie Liddle (ART IN HAND)
    July 3, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    mmmm, love Blueberries for Sal, love blueberries, and love those turnovers! My baby boy (about to turn SEVEN!!!) used to eat blueberries by the pint, and loved that book…and the little girl in the book looks just like HIM as a toddler with his curly blond locks. Think I’ll go snack on some blueberries…

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    The Artful Parent
    July 3, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Yes, I love Blueberries for Sal, too! Such a good book and one we used to read when I was a kid.

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    Diana (Ladybug Limited)
    July 4, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Just finished processing cherries (linked my post about it to my signature), so I am looking forward to starting in on the blueberries next. Our 3 and a half year old loves reading Blueberries for Sal before we go to our local u-pick, though it seems to inspire her to eat more than she keeps!
    Thanks for the recipe!

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    July 5, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious!! Which local farm are the blueberries from? YUM!

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    The Artful Parent
    July 5, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Felicia — It’s called Berry Nice Blueberry Farm in Fairview. They’re open to the public just a few days each year — usually around the weekend of July 4th. They might still be open for picking a couple of days this week, but I’m not sure. The phone number to call is 828-628-1309.

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    The Artful Parent
    July 5, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Yum! I wish I could pick a bunch of cherries (enough to warrant some sort of processing other than just eating!).

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    July 8, 2009 at 11:26 am

    I made these and they were wonderful! I took a few to the office ladies at the Montessori school where I work. They loved them too! Thanks, this recipe is a keeper.

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    July 22, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Hi! I made these last year – and they were oh sooo good! I am hoping to go blueberry picking next week and was so happy to see the recipe still here! I am printing and keeping it! THANKS!

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