Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mini Apple Turnovers

Ok! Who remembers Baked Apples?

I loved them.I still love them. I thought they were the greatest thing ever.

Well, guess what. They just got better!

I was eating my baked apples ala mode one night and came up with this fantastic idea to use it as filling for mini apple turnovers!

So, I bought some phyllo dough sheets and set to work. They were so good!

Jon gobbled them up. He doesn't need to know they aren't terribly bad for him ;)

They turned out so light and flaky. Just the right amount of sweetness. I think I will have to try this process with peaches. Or pears. Or raspberry pear. Hmmm...

Here's to you and your culinary adventures, friends. Cheers!

Mini Apple Turnovers
About 75 calories per turnover

Sheets of phyllo dough, thawed according to package directions*
Prepared baked apples
Butter flavored cooking spray
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2-1 tsp skim milk

Take one sheet of phyllo dough out of the package, cover the remaining dough with a damp kitchen towel.

Spray the sheet lightly with cooking spray. Fold in half lengthwise. Repeat. Spoon about 1 TBS of the baked apples about 1 inch from the end of each strip. Fold the end over the filling at a 45 degree angle. Continue folding to form a triangle that encloses the filling, using the entire strip. (You are essentially folding this like you'd fold a flag.)Spray tops with nonstick cooking spray.

Repeat the process with the remaining phyllo and filling as desired. Place on a prepared baking sheet.

Bake at 400 until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on these little guys! Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Mix the sugar and milk together until slightly runny. Drizzle over all the turnovers.


* If you haven't ever used phyllo dough, it's very thin. Use a delicate touch.
**Don't know where to find it? It's in the freezer section of your supermarket. Usually with the pie shells ;)

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