These incredibly tasty Cheese and Bacon Turnovers combine all of the best of our favorite comfort food flavors with rich, buttery puff pastry wrapped around crispy bacon and melted cheeses!! Nothing more is needed as every great flavor we love is wrapped in tender, flaky puff pastry and ready to be enjoyed!
1 ½cupscheddar cheese(about 6 ounces of grated cheese)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cook the bacon in a large frying pan or non-stick skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 5-6 minutes. Flip the bacon about halfway through the cooking time. Transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
On a very lightly floured working surface, roll out the puff pastry sheets. *Gently open the sheets, and use a dab of water to seal any cracks.
Use a sharp knife to cut the pastry sheets into 4-6 squares. I am using the larger squares, so I only cut 4 sections per sheet.
Lay a slice of bacon over the center of each square diagonally then top with a sprinkle of the grated cheddar cheese.
Bring in two opposite corners, laying the first down then folding the other corner over the first. *You can use a dab of water to help seal the folded puff pastry corners. Pinching the corners together will also help to prevent the ends from separating during baking.
Coat the entire exposed surface of the puff pastry with the egg wash and then transfer them to your prepared baking sheet. Be sure to leave spacing between the pastries as they will expand.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 15-20 minutes or until the pastries are golden and the cheese is fully melted.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before serving.
Wrap your turnovers in plastic wrap or foil and store them in the refrigerator or freezer. I like to do a double wrap on most of my turnovers with plastic cling film and then store them in an airtight container for best freshness. Since the turnovers contain a meat product, they do require refrigeration.Use heavy-duty aluminum foil and freezer storage bags for freezing your turnovers. Turnovers store well in the freezer for up to 3 months. *It is easiest to freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet, then wrap and store them in a container or freezer bag. The turnovers can also be stored in a freezer container with sheets of parchment paper between layers. You can reheat turnovers very easily! Using your microwave, heat in half-power bursts for 30 seconds until warmed to your satisfaction. In the oven, place the turnovers onto a baking sheet and warm in a preheated oven at 400ºF (205ºC). They won't take long to warm, so watch your turnovers closely.Or simply place the turnovers in the refrigerator to thaw from frozen.Of course, turnovers are perfectly delicious at room temperature and even cold. So no heating is necessary if you're ready to dive into the turnovers right out of the fridge!