These sweet potato turnovers with maple glaze are so tasty and easy to make. Think sweet potato casserole meets puff pastry, topped with a simple and sweet maple glaze.
This recipe tastes so great in the morning with a hot cup of coffee! For a fun twist, try using pumpkin instead of sweet potato or adding nuts to the filling for an extra punch of flavor.
Sweet Potato Turnovers with Maple Glaze
- baking tray
- mixing bowl
- 1 cup smashed sweet potato I used a heaping cup
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1.5 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 box puff pastry sheets I used Pepperidge farm – 2 sheets per box.
- ¾ cup mini marshmallows
- ⅔ cup powders sugar sifted
- 1 tablespoon 2% milk
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla flavor
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Take the puff pastry sheets out of the frig and let them soften.
- Boil a pot of water and add the peeled and cubed sweet potatoes – I used 2 medium sized sweet potatoes. Cook for about 8-10 minutes or until fork tender.
- Once cooked, drained water and add the potatoes to the food processor.
- Buzz the potatoes until they are smooth and creamy. No lumps.
- Add the creamy potatoes to a large mixing bowl, Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and combine using a spoon. Stir until well combined.
- Unfold the puff pastry and cut the sheets into quarters. 2 sheets will get you 8 squares.
- Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the sweet potato mixture on top of the puff pastry. Add about 6-7 mini marshmallows.
- Take the corner closest to you and gently fold it up and over the mixture to form a triangle. Press the sides down using a fork to ensure they are well sealed. Repeat this process until all of the puff pastry squares are filled and sealed.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until they are golden brown and fully cooked.
Prepare the maple glaze:
- In a small bowl combine the sifted powdered sugar, maple syrup, milk, and vanilla flavoring. Stir until smooth and creamy.
- Once the turnovers are out of the oven, drizzle them with maple glaze.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Author: Sarah Thomas-DrawbaughSarah Thomas-Drawbaugh is a recipe developer and creator of the brand, Healthyish Foods®. Sarah makes plant-based, fish and chicken recipes that are simple and delicious. Her work can be seen in Healthy-ish by Bon Appetit and Bon Appetit Magazine (digital), Women’s Health Magazine (digital) and Mind Body Green. Sarah is a Pittsburgh, PA native but currently lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband, Dan and rescue dog, Graci!