Make sure to preheat the oven fully before baking so the pastry will brown and be flaky. Figs pair well with blueberries, peaches, nectarines, or your favorite fresh fruit—experiment. Prep: 35 minutes, Bake: 20 minutes.
1 (17.3-ounce) package frozen puff pastry
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 to 10 firm ripe fresh figs, stems trimmed, quartered, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks (about 2 cups)
1 cup seedless red or white grapes, halved crosswise (about 25 grapes) or the equivalent in blueberries or diced peeled peaches or nectarines
1 large egg, separated
2 tablespoons milk or whipping cream
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°. Thaw puff pastry in package at room temperature 15 to 20 minutes; carefully unwrap. Keep 1 square of pastry refrigerated while working with the other. Roll pastry on lightly floured wax paper from center into a 10-inch square. Cut into 4 equal squares. Repeat with second sheet.
Combine sugar and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Add figs and grapes, and gently stir until blended.
Place egg white in a small bowl; lightly beat. Place egg yolk and milk in a second bowl, and lightly beat until blended. Working with 4 squares of pastry at a time, lightly brush egg white along edges of 2 adjacent sides of each square. Spoon about 1/3 cup sugared fruit onto 1 side of pastry. Fold over to make triangles, and press edges to secure. Repeat with remaining pastry.
Place turnovers on a lightly greased baking sheet. Lightly brush tops with egg yolk mixture. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack before serving.