Peaches. They feel so warm and cozy to me. Some people are really into watermelons, or cherries, or blueberries during the summer months – for me, it’s all about peaches.
I especially like getting peaches from farmers markets—I feel like they taste so much better and have a much nicer texture. Though, really – I would buy all my produce direct from farmers if I could. Luckily, B.C. is great for producing a variety of fruits and vegetables, so there’s plenty around for the majority of the year.
Eating peaches by themselves is the best, but I do also love stretching out my peaches to use in baking. Here, I’m sharing my recipe for super-easy peach turnovers. I love eating these with a scoop or two of vegan vanilla ice cream or coconut milk whipped cream.
Peach turnovers feel fresh, cozy, and warm to me. These are easy to freeze and taste delicious anytime of the year. So, who’s going to be stocking up on a big box of peaches? Me. Maybe. My best friend and I canned peaches one year and got to enjoy them with vegan vanilla ice cream throughout the cooler months. It was like being in heaven, I swear.
Peach Turnovers (vegan/dairy-free)
- 10 sheets phyllo dough
- ¼ cup margarine melted
- 2 Large peaches sliced
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon plus 1 tsp for top
- ¼ cup brown sugar plus 1 tsp for top
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine sliced peaches, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and lemon juice.
- Unfold phyllo sheets onto a clean work surface or cutting board. Layer using pastry brush and melted margarine. You don't need a lot, just enough to make the sheets stick together (like glue).
- Cut phyllo sheet stack in to a long rectangle.
- Add peach mixture to corner of rectangle in a triangular shape.
- Fold triangle twice to encase the peach mixture and give you lots of layers of phyllo dough.
- Cut triangles and continue to make turnovers.
- peach turnovers
- Place on baking sheet.
- Brush tops with margarine and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve warm.
Peaches make me think of summers in the Shushwaps on Mara Lake (in Interior B.C.), where my bestie’s parents have a place. We’d always visit a farmer’s market at least once during our week-long stay there and take home a bunch of peaches to eat later. 🙂
I hope you’ll try this recipe! If you make it, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think! If you share it online, please tag me (@celebratelifesadventures on Instagram and @tazimdamji on Twitter!)