Walnut Turnovers recipe

Preparation Time: 25 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes

These buttery walnut turnovers make the most of shop-bought puff pastry and are an impressive treat with a cup of tea or as part of a party platter. You can add other nuts, as well as the walnuts, if you like - pecans would be particularly lovely.


  • 500g puff pastry
  • 350g walnuts, finely chopped
  • 115g sugar
  • 4 tbsp. orange juice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 40g butter, melted
  • Flour, to roll


  1. Roll the pastry out on a floured work surface as thinly as you can. Cut out into 10cm circles.

  2. Combine walnuts, sugar, orange juice and orange zest until combined. Put a tbsp. onto one half of each pastry circle, ten fold the pastry over to enclose. Crimp around the edge or use a fork to squish the pastry together. Brush each pastry with butter.

  3. Put the pastries onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake at 200C for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden and risen.

For a twist on these turnovers, you could add some cinnamon or allspice to the filling. Recipe makes around 12.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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