Strawberry Turnovers with Phyllo Dough

Quick and easy strawberry turnovers made with phyllo dough and topped with Rosè glaze for the ultimate new years treat!

strawberry turnovers with phyllo dough

Friends, this is the last recipe of 2020! And there’s no better way to end the year than with my friends at Athens Foods. We partnered to bring you these fabulous strawberry turnovers made with the best phyllo dough sheets. To make these a little more festive, I drizzled a vanilla rosè glaze on top! 


  • Phyllo Dough: I used Athens Phyllo Dough to make these turnovers and it’s they’re soo simple to use and so delicious.
  • Butter: melted butter gets spread between all the layers of phyllo dough.
  • Strawberries: I used fresh strawberries and haven’t tested it with frozen strawberries but I imagine it would work fine!
  • Sugar: sugar is used to sweeten the filling a little and it helps with the texture.
  • Cornstarch: used to thicken the filling
  • Rosé: this is totally optional (use water or milk or strawberry juice instead) if you want to make these a little less traditional. it’s very subtle but if you want to make it stronger you could use some Rosé in the jam in place of the water.
  • Powdered Sugar: thickens and sweetens the glaze to desired consistency.

How to make strawberry turnovers

I love working with Athens Foods phyllo dough sheets. It’s the most wonderful replacement for almost any type of crust. I’ve used it to replace pizza crusts, pie crusts and now a flaky puff pastry, for these turnovers. 

These thin, buttery, flakey sheets get layered and sliced in half. Place a dollop of strawberry jam on one side and fold it into triangles. Brush the tops with butter and then bake until they’re a beautiful golden brown.

Homemade strawberry jam filling

This strawberry jam filling is so simple to make. The fresh strawberries, sugar, cornstarch and water simmer over low heat for about 35 minutes, until the strawberries are really soft and the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. 

You could leave the strawberry chunks as is or you can use an immersion blender to puree it a little, like I did. Make sure to let it cool completely before filling the phyllo dough sheets. 

strawberry turnovers

Vanilla rosè glaze

I kept thinking about how to make these different from a plain strawberry turnover and of course, rosè was the perfect answer! I am so excited about the drizzle on these turnovers and I really hope you guys enjoy them too. 

It’s a basic glaze recipe, where the powdered sugar gets dissolved in a little bit of liquid. If you it’s too thin, add more sugar; if it’s too thick, add more liquid. 

If you’re not into rosè, you can substitute it with lemon juice, water or milk. 

How to serve and store strawberry turnovers

The strawberry turnovers are best served fresh. Allow them to cool slightly so they’re not burning hot when you drizzle the icing on top. 

Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 days or refrigerated for up to a week. Bring them back to room temperature before serving.

strawberry turnovers

If you make these strawberry turnovers, I would love it if you left me a review or a star rating! 🙂

As always, have a blessed day and cheers to a truly Happy New Year! 

Love, B

Yield: 10 Turnovers

Strawberry Turnovers Recipe

strawberry turnovers

Quick and easy strawberry turnovers made with phyllo dough and topped with rosè glaze for the ultimate new years treat!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes



  • 2 cups (315g) chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 15 Athens Foods Phyllo Dough Sheets
  • Melted butter, for glazing

Rosè Icing

  • 1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp rosè


  1. To make the jam, chop the strawberries into small cubes.
  2. Cook the strawberries, sugar, water, cornstarch, salt, and vanilla extract on the stove over low heat for 30-45 minutes, stirring intermittently until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  3. After the strawberries are thick enough, use an immersion blender to blend the strawberry chunks into a jam.
  4. Remove the strawberry jam from the heat and let it cool at room temperature for 1-2 hours, then refrigerate it until it's ready to use.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350F/177C convection (325F/163C conventional) and line a large baking sheet sheet with parchment paper.
  6. To make the turnovers, take 3 Athens Phyllo Dough Sheets and cut them in half longwise. Brush the top sheet with melted butter, add 1 tablespoon of strawberry jam on one side, and fold them into triangles, brushing each side with butter as you fold it. Repeat this process until there are no more sheets, which will yield 10 turnovers.
  7. Transfer the turnovers to the prepared pan and bake for about 15 minutes, until they're golden brown. Let them cool at room temperature for at least 5 minutes.
  8. While the turnovers are baking, make the icing by mixing the powdered sugar with the rosè until it's smooth. After the turnovers have cooled, drizzle the icing on top.


Serve fresh or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information may not be fully accurate.

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  1. How do you get 10 turnovers out of 3 sheets of pastry? If you cut them in half, you have 6 individual sheets, no?

    • The ingredient list says 15 sheets. Three sheets get stacked at a time and then cut in half to make two turnovers. Repeat that with the rest of the sheets and you should have 10 turnovers.

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