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air fryer turnovers on a white plate with a bowl of cherries

Easy Air Fryer Cherry Turnovers

These Easy Air Fryer Cherry Turnovers are a quick dessert recipe using Pepperidge Farm puff pastry. These fried hand pies can be frozen for later and quickly reheated for breakfast or snacks.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer cherry turnovers, air fryer fried pie, air fryer hand pies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 turnovers
Calories 224kcal



  • Lay the pastry sheets on a flat surface.
  • Unfold both sheets of the puff pastry dough. Cut each sheet into 4 squares, making 8 squares total.
  • Beat the egg in a small bowl along with the water to create an egg wash.
  • Use a cooking brush or your fingers to brush along the edges of each square with the egg wash.
  • Load 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of cherry pie filling into the middle of each square sheet. Do not overfill the pastry.
  • Fold the dough over diagonally to create a triangle and seal the dough. Use the back of a fork to press lines into the open edges of each turnover to seal.
  • Make 3 slits into the top of the crust to vent the turnovers.
  • Brush the top of each turnover with the egg wash. (You can also do this step after you have placed them in the air fryer basket.)
  • Spritz the air fryer basket with cooking oil and add the turnovers. Make sure they do not touch and do not stack the turnovers. Cook in batches if needed.
  • Air fry on 370 degrees for 8 minutes. I did not flip.
  • Allow the pastries to cool for 2-3 minutes prior to removing them from the air fryer. This will ensure they do not stick.



  • You can thaw the puff pastry for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator prior to preparing the recipe. You can also thaw it at room temperature, but not for more than 40 minutes. If you exceed this time the pastry will become sticky and hard to work with.
  • If there are areas of the turnover that are white from the flour, you can coat the area with the egg wash or with cooking oil.
  • For icing, I usually keep it easy and use store-bought white icing gel. To make your own you can combine 1 cup of Confectioner's sweetener, 2 tablespoons of milk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. 


Serving: 1turnover | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g