Peach Pie Cheesecake Turnovers


How can you say no to flaky baked turnovers filled with peach pie and creamy cheesecake filling?

Peach Pie Cheesecake Turnovers |

I swear this summer is escaping me, and I don’t even have kids. Timelines are full of either kids going back to school this week or are going back to school next week. I had to squeeze in strawberry picking in June, completely missed cherry season in July, and now desperately squeezing in some peaches before August is completely gone. What the hell happened to summer? Trying to slow down time, I bought a quart of peaches from the local fruit stand (it may not sound like a lot, but there’s only me eating them). Peaches are probably one of my favorite fruits. That perfect bite is when the juices run down your arm. Nature’s candy, as I like to call them because of their natural sweetness. The only thing better than a ripe peach is peach pie paired with cheesecake, which is exactly what I did with these Peach Pie Cheesecake Turnovers.

Peach Pie Cheesecake Turnovers |

I love puff pastry much more than pie crust. In fact, I wrote an ode to puff pastry whenever I made my Apple Turnovers last year. Those were such a huge hit, I knew I wanted to make them again with a different filling. And instead of just boring ol’ peach pie filling, I amped it up with cheesecake. Double win. I love eating these turnovers fresh from the oven, still warm and crispy. Although they are considered dessert by many, I like to consider them as breakfast and pair them with my coffee. After all, the turnovers have fruit and dairy.

Yields 4

Peach Pie Cheesecake Turnovers

It may feel like a lot of steps, but you can make both the peach filling and cheesecake ahead of time.

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Peach Pie Filling (can make ahead of time)
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground clove
1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
Few drops of vanilla
1 cup peaches, pitted and chopped (peeling optional)
Cheesecake Filling (can make ahead of time)
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
Few drops of vanilla extract
1 sheet puff pastry, partially frozen
1 egg
1 teaspoon sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
Few drops of vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Peach Pie Filling:
  3. In a large saucepan, combine water, juice, sugar, and cornstarch. Stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook for 2 minutes, constantly stirring. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and peaches. Set aside to cool.
  4. Cheesecake Filling:
  5. In a small bowl, beat the cream until it thickens and stiff peaks form (when you pull the beaters straight up, peaks will form but not fall over). Set aside.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the sugar and cream cheese until smooth and creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Scrape down the bowl as needed. Beat in the vanilla.
  7. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Set aside.
  8. Turnovers:
  9. Dust a dry, flat surface with enough flour to roll out the puff pastry. Roll it out into a 12×12 square. Cut the dough into four equal squares.
  10. In a small bowl, beat the egg. Take one square, brush the edges with some of the egg. Spread about 1/4 of the cheesecake filling into the middle then top with 1-2 tablespoons of pie filling (don't overfill), being careful not to get too close to the edge. Take one of the corners and fold it diagonally to the other corner, forming a triangle. Press the edges together to seal. Place the turnover on the cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining squares. If you have any leftover filling, refrigerate it for another time.
  11. After all four are on the sheet, cut two slits into each one. Brush them with the beaten egg. Discard any leftover egg. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and puffed. Let cool.
  12. When cool to the touch, make the glaze:
  13. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, milk, and vanilla. Drizzle on top of each turnover. Let sit for a few minutes while the glaze hardens.

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  1. I like the way you think…dairy and fruit makes this a totally acceptable breakfast :-) These peach and cheesecake turnovers sound amazing! I keep missing the different fruit seasons too! I guess I better get to the farmers market before everything is finished!

    Thanks for the shout out!

  2. The summer flew by for me too! I haven’t enjoyed any fruit picking since strawberries in may. Total fail.

  3. nom, nom nom! I love your turnovers and the cheesecake filling totally kicks it up a notch!

  4. What a perfect flaky triangle of summery deliciousness! I wish I had one of these for breakfast instead of the really boring cereal I ate! I know what you mean about summer escaping–I feel like I’ve barely had any time to myself this summer! Still, I’m glad I got to see you :)

  5. I feel the exact same way as you, Carla. It’s been so busy this summer, I can’t believe it’s already mid-August. I need a vacation to enjoy what’s left! Great minds think alike, girl – I made blueberry cheesecake turnovers two nights ago. I wasn’t too happy with how mine turned out though – the filling was too liquidy and spilled out of the dough. Your peach pie turnovers look incredible!

  6. Oh. Oh. Oh. Peach turnovers!
    As to the time passing quickly – my mom once told me “Just wait. Someday you’ll actually be able to hear the time whizzing past.” She was right, as usual.

  7. I feel the same way about summer (and also no kids)! Where has it all gone? Good thing there are a few weeks left to enjoy things like these turnovers — YUM.

  8. Carla,
    Most of the peaches we picked went into your peach pie filling, a few went onto pizzas and in smoothies, and now I see this. Lovely.

    I’ve had the most fluid summer I’ve had in years, and I am looking forward to the structure of school starting.

  9. Drooling over this! Totally my kind of treat.

  10. All nice recipes. Thank you so much.

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