Blueberry-Blackberry Turnovers

Breakfast, Desserts, Pie, Summer

Blueberry-Blackberry Turnovers

I’m leaving for Copenhagen on Friday! WHAAA!! Yes, I’ll be there for a whole seven days to eat my way through a city I’ve never been to. I’ve always dreamed of going. My dad actually worked in Scandinavia for a big part of my childhood so each time he’d return, he’d have stories about the people, the food, the culture, the politics. It’s a bit of a dream that I’m going and sort of still can’t believe it.

I knew that before I left, I had to make these. They’ve been on my to-make list ever since the Bon Appetit came in the mail and I spotted my homie Nicole Rucker’s spread in there. It’s seriously one of the prettiest I’ve seen. So white and clean with beautiful pops of purples and blues.

Blueberry-Blackberry Turnovers

These turnovers stood out to me because I glaze looked so drippy and delicious and when I peeped the recipe, I was super stoked at the ingredient list.

This is the first time I’ve tried the vinegar/syrup added to pie crust before, which I had seen a few times, but never attempted. I’m into it! It’s dope!

Blueberry-Blackberry Turnovers

Blueberry-Blackberry Turnovers

These are perfect for a picnic scenario, when making a gigantic pie might make a mess…or worse, people are too scared to start eating it. Does this ever happen to you? People are kinda shy to be the first one to take a slice of something. As a person who usually has made it, I’m generally inside screaming JUST EAT IT.

I always love the person who is like I’m gonna take a slice even tho no one is. I’m always like yes, GO YOU!

With turnovers this will never be the issue. If anything, they’ll be mad there aren’t more.

ALSO, Copenhagen recommendations. AND GO….!

Blueberry-Blackberry Turnovers

Blueberry-Blackberry Turnovers

Recipe by Nicole Rucker for Bon Appetit

Blueberry-Blackberry Turnovers

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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Serving Size: 12 TURNOVERS


Pie Crust:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups 2 1/2 sticks chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  • ¾ cup fresh, or frozen, thawed blueberries
  • ¾ cup fresh, or frozen, thawed halved blackberries
  • 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated peeled ginger
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1 large egg, beaten to blend
  • ¼ cup heavy cream


  • cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • To make the pie crust: To a 2-cup liquid measuring cup, whisk together the sugar, vinegar and 2 tablespoons of hot water until the sugar dissolves. Whisk in 1/3 cup ice water and stir to melt ice; chill in freezer until very cold, about 10 minutes (do not let it freeze).

  • In a medium bowl, add the flour and salt; whisk. Using a box grater, grate the butter atop the flour. Break up the butter until it resembles pea-sized balls. Transfer to the freezer to chill for 5 minutes.
  • Create a well in the center, and pour in about 3/4 of the sugar/water mixture. Stir to combine. Using your fingers, smash the butter into the flour. Continue stirring until a large mass forms, adding more water, if needed.
  • Dump onto your work surface and knead a good 5 to 7 times until it becomes a disk. Cut the disk in two, shaping it into a round and flattening it; wrap each one and transfer to the fridge for at least 2 hours, ideally overnight.
  • To make the filling: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, add the blueberries, blackberries, sugar, ginger, lime juice, salt, and 2 tablespoons of flour. Toss everything together.
  • Beat egg and heavy cream in a small bowl until no streaks remain. Roll out pie dough on a lightly floured work surface to a 15x10" rectangle. Cut a thin border around dough to square off edges. Cut dough in half lengthwise and then in thirds crosswise to form six 5" squares (do your best! I didn't do a flawless job with this and it all worked out!). Brush edges with egg mixture, then mound about 2 teaspoons of blueberry filling in 1 corner of each square. Working with 1 square at a time, fold corner opposite filling up and over to create a triangle; press edges with a fork to seal.
  • Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and brush with remaining egg mixture. Cut about a 1"-long slit in the center of each turnover. Bake until pastry is golden brown and juices run from slits, 35–45 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet until slightly warm.
  • To make the glaze: In a medium bowl, add the powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. While whisking, add a warm tablespoon of water at a time, until the glaze is thick and smooth.
  • Dip each turnover in the glaze and transfer them to a wire rack with a piece of parchment underneath until set.
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  • Reply Teresa July 12, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Thanks for sharing. I just made, am having for a late morning snack. Here’s the thing…the dough was really difficult for me. As I was struggling with it I vowed to use my tried and true Martha Stewart recipe in the future. However, after gobbling this deliciousness I have to say the struggle was worth the outcome!! So crispy and buttery… just like a turnover should be. My one mistake was rolling the dough too thick. I only cut 5 squares from my first dough disk. I know now to roll thinner. I highly recommend! The crispy, flaky crust with the tasty, slightly sweet inside is fabulous!! So good with coffee but I’m sure it’s just as good with milk or even bubbly! Thank you!!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme July 14, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Oh noooo. I’m sorry to hear it was a pain. But I’m so glad it was worth it!! Pie/turnovers/hand pies are so much about practice. I’m sure the next go-around will be less stressful! 🙂

  • Reply Cassie Autumn Tran August 26, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    These look SO cute! And I’m so excited for you and Copenhagen! I bet you’ll have an amazing time!

  • Reply lynn @ the actor's diet August 16, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Have so much fun on your trip!!!

  • Reply Belinda August 16, 2016 at 12:19 am

    It’s hard to get blackberries here in Australia so I’m thinking I’d sub them for raspberries or cherries.

    As for Copenhagen, I’ve never been but hubbys maternal side is Danish. One thing I will recommend, if you can find it, it ris à l’mande. His grandma makes it only for Christmas and it’s hard to hold back from just devouring the whole bowl. It’s a creamy, vanilla, almond rice pudding served cold with cherry sauce.

  • Reply Jessica Nyman August 15, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Lurve Copenhagen. Go to Mother and order their Ricotta pizza. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. It’s also right around the corner from Warpigs and their delicious beer and BBQ. Also, Copenhagen Street Food on Paper Island is a must do! Have fun!

  • Reply Kate August 15, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I was just in Copenhagen in May and stumbled upon the best little restaurant called Sidecar. Supposedly they have a wonderful brunch, but I enjoyed their evening contemporary Asian menu when I was there. It was the best meal I had in Copenhagen!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      Oh I just looked it up and it looks SO GOOD. I’m definitely gonna go there on one of my free days. Thanks!! xo

      • Reply Kate August 15, 2016 at 1:43 pm

        One more recommendation: If you have time, climb up the spire of the Church of our Saviour. It’s a lot of steps, but the view of the city is amazing!

  • Reply Megan (Cozy Eats) August 15, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    So these look amazing, and Copenhagen!!! Hope you have lots of fun girly, I am looking forward to seeing what you do there (Copenhagen is on my list of places to see). 🙂

  • Reply heather (delicious not gorgeous) August 15, 2016 at 9:25 am

    ooh copenhagen sounds amazing!! can’t see what you explore and what inspires you. i’m a sucker for blackberries, and still get annoyed by pie crust when i make a full pie, so these turnovers sound perfect.

  • Reply Michelle @ Hummingbird High August 15, 2016 at 5:37 am

    yay! these look delicious. so excited to hang in copenhagen!!!! xoxo

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 15, 2016 at 12:09 pm


  • Reply Tori//Gringalicious August 15, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Such sweet, summery little treats! I live in an area with tons of wild blackberries so these are so gonna have to happen!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 15, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      oh! you could make these with just blackberries and i bet they’d be awesome! 🙂