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Winter Fruit Turnovers

Winter Fruit Turnovers
Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes Number of Servings: 6
Actual Cooking Time:15 to 30 minutes Source:
Food Groups: Fruits, Grains
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Meal Type: Dessert
Nutrition Content: Low Fat, Low Sodium

Who needs pie when you can have delicious turnovers that contain half the fat?


1 teaspoon Cornstarch
1 tablespoon Water
2 medium Apples, Granny Smith, peeled and chopped
2 medium Pears, peeled and chopped
2/3 cups Water
1/3 cups unpacked brown Sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
6 sheets Phyllo dough


Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

To make filling: Dissolve cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water in a measuring cup and set aside.

In a medium sauce pan, combine apples and pears and 2/3 cup water. Cook and stir on high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Simmer, stirring frequently, for 5 more minutes.

Add cornstarch mixture to fruit mixture; bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute.

Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a large piece of wax paper and fold it in half lengthwise. Coat folded sheet with cooking spray. Keep remaining phyllo dough sheets covered with a damp cloth to prevent them from drying out.

Spoon about a 1/3 cup of apple mixture about an 1-inch from one end of folded strip. Fold end over apple filling at a 45-degree angle. Continue folding to form a triangle that encloses all of filling. Repeat with remaining sheets of phyllo dough.

Place turnovers on baking sheet and bake about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 147
Total Fat: 1
Saturated Fat: 0
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 95
Carbohydrates: 36
Protein: 2
Fiber: 3
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 16

Cook's Notes:

If you don't have any Granny Smiths on hand, feel free to use any combination of apples or pears.

Nutrition calculated 2/15/13