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Make this Keto Cherry Turnover for National Cherry Turnover Day

You probably didn’t realize it, but August holds National Cherry Turnover Day! We’d never blame you if you weren’t aware. But now that you are, why not make a delicious keto cherry turnover?

While it takes a bit of work, it’s absolutely worth it.

And, when you compare it to a commercially available turnover, you’ll be more motivated than ever to learn how to turn your turnover keto! Here’s how to make a turnover with only 6 grams of net carbs, but all of the flavor!

How did we accomplish this?

Two keys: One, we used low-carbohydrate flours such as almond and tapioca. Next, we used cranberries along with the cherries. Cherries are naturally sweet enough to overcome the tartness of cranberries, and they taste delicious! Give it a try.

Delicious Keto Cherry Turnovers for National Cherry Turnover Day


For the pastry

  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 1 cup Tapioca Flour
  • 2 cups Coconut Milk canned and full fat – mix well before pouring
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • egg wash

For the filling

  • 1 3/4 cups cherries fresh pitted (or frozen & thawed)
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup + 2 5ablespoons sugar free powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon constarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum


  • 3 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 large egg yolk whisked


  1. First, prepare the cherry filling. In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well until combined. Let it set and prepare the turnover patries.
  2. To prepare pastries, combine almond flour, tapioca flour, and coconut milk to form a batter in a medium bowl.
  3. Ladle ½ cup of batter onto a frying pan on medium heat and cook the flat bread on one side for about 2-3 minutes or until the bottom firms up, then remove and place on a baking sheet – with the cooked side facing upward.
  4. Trim the edges of the flatbread to form a square shape.
  5. Spoon cherry mixture (~1/2 cup) onto bread, seal with egg wash and pinch the dough closed.
  6. Brush egg wash on top and repeat to make 6 turnovers.
  7. Place baking sheet in oven at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until crispy outside.

To Store: Sugar free cherry turnovers should be stored in the refrigerator, covered. It will keep well for up to 2 weeks.

To Freeze: Place leftovers in a shallow container and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nutrition (1 keto cherry turnover): 306 calories, 19 grams fat, 6 grams net carbs (19 grams carbs, 13 grams fiber), 14 grams protein

Why Make A Keto Cherry Turnover

Sure, you could just skip all the work and head over to your local Arby’s for a Cherry Turnover. But, it will cost you, mostly in grams of sugar and junk ingredeints.
In fact, every Arby’s cherry turnover contains 390 calories, 13 grams of fat (from unhealthy sources), 64 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 40 grams sugar, and 4 grams protein. Ouch!
How does it get these horrible nutrition numbers? From it’s horrible ingredients.
Each turnover contains:
Enriched Bleached Flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Margarine (palm oil and palm kernel oil, soybean malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Margarine (palm oil and palm kernel oil, soybean oil, water, salt, vegetable mono and diglycerides, polyglycerol ester, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate [preservatives], soy lecithin, natural and artificial flavors, beta carotene [color], vitamin A palmitate, milk), Water, Contains 2% or less of the following: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Salt. Filling: Cherries, Water, Sugar, Modified Food Starch, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Contains 2% of less of the following: Fruit Juice Blend (pear, apple, clarified pineapple, cherry, plum, and elderberry juice concentrates, malic acid, natural flavors), Gellan Gum, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (preservatives), Salt. Made with real cherries-may contain pits. Icing: Sugar, Water, Maltodextrin, Palm Oil, Corn Starch, Corn Syrup, Modified Food Starch, Titanium Dioxide (color), Guar Gum, Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Agar, Citric Acid, Mono and Diglycerides with Citric Acid (added as preservative), Ammonium & Calcium Alginates, Polysorbate 60, Arabic Gum, Artificial Flavor. CONTAINS: MILK, SOY, WHEAT. Manufactured on shared equipment that processes Eggs and Tree Nuts.

A Beyond Keto Lifestyle is Worth It!

While it may take a little work, living a Beyond Keto lifestyle is certainly worth it! You can boost your health, acheive a healthy weight, and support every system in your body by simply taking the time to make delicious keto treats like keto cherry turnovers at home. Want to learn more about Beyond Keto living and cooking? Check out Dr. Colbert’s Beyond Keto book and the 21 Day Detox and Fast Starter Kit!

Bottom Line

This year, you con’t have to miss out on National Cherry Turnover Day. Instead, celebrate it with Keto Cherry Turnovers! Delish enough for dessert, healthy enough for breakfast!


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