Apple Turnovers

Our Apple Turnovers are an amazing, slimming-friendly version of this classic bakery favourite – great if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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How many Calories are in these Apple Turnovers?

There are 177 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Apple Turnovers recipe. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.

This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

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What diets are these Apple Turnovers suitable for?

This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions; 

  • Tortilla wraps

You could also enjoy these Apple Turnovers if you’re dairy free.

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Apple Turnovers recipe?

There are 2 Points per portion of this tasty bakery favourite! That’s a great saving on a shop bought version – and tastes just as good!

How to make this Apple Turnovers

These delicious pastries are really easy to make in just a few simple steps. Here’s a summary;

  • Prepare the apple and cook in the microwave

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  • Cut a wrap in half and place some of the apple in the centre of one side of a half.

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  • Brush the edges of the wrap with egg and fold the wrap over. Crimp the edges together

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  • Brush with egg and repeat for the second half. 

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  • Bake until golden, sprinkle with sweetener.
  • Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below

What should you should serve with Apple Turnovers?

You don’t really need to serve these with anything as they’re perfect as a tasty treat on their own. If you fancied making a whole dessert from them, you could try some of the following ideas:

  • Low calorie ice cream
  • Custard
  • Fat free yoghurt
  • Fresh/Frozen fruit

Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values. 

Do you need any special ingredients to make Apple Turnovers?

Nope! All the ingredients can be found in your supermarket.

We like to use Weight Watchers wraps as the “pastry” (you’ll be amazed at how “pastry-like” they are!) as they’re low in calories, but you can use whichever wraps you like. Just check the nutritional values of whatever you choose to use.

It’s important that you use cooking apples for this recipe. They cook very differently to eating apples which will often just break down when cooked. Keeping a bit of texture is important to the overall flavour of the recipe.

We tend to use a natural, granulated sweetener which weighs the same as sugar, and tastes really good! They tend to cost a little more than the powdered type, light weight sweetener, but because it’s a like-for-like weight with sugar you don’t need as much! There are several brands available in the supermarkets or online, such as Sukrin, Natvia or Canderel Sugarly.

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Can you cook Apple Turnovers another way?

You need to bake these tasty pastries in the oven. We use a microwave to cook the apples, but you could cook them on the hob by placing in a saucepan with the water, cinnamon and sweetener and cooking on a low heat until the apples have softened. This should take around 5-6 minutes.

How do you know when these Apple Turnovers are cooked?

These turnovers are cooked once they are golden brown and crispy.

This should take around 10 minutes in the oven.

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How long can you keep Apple Turnovers in the fridge?

Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.

If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Apple Turnovers in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. You may need to “freshen” these up in the oven to get the crispness back. See more details below.

Can I freeze Apple Turnovers?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Apple Turnovers?

From chilled: Place on a baking tray and put into a moderately hot oven for 5-10 minutes until crisp. Keep a close eye on them as they can burn quickly if left too long.

From frozen: Allow to defrost. Place on a baking tray and put into a moderately hot oven for 5-10 minutes until crisp. Keep a close eye on them as they can burn quickly if left too long.

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. First peel and chop the baking apples
  2. Place it in a microwavable bowl, and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sweetener
  3. Add a tablespoon of water, cover with cling film and cook in the microwave on high for 3 minutes or until the apple starts to soften, but still has a bit of a bite
  4. Take the wrap and cut it down the middle
  5. Place 90g of the cooked apple on one side of each half (being careful not to get too close to the edges
  6. Brush the exposed parts of the wrap with the beaten egg, and fold each half in half
  7. Crimp the edges using the back of a fork to enclose the apple
  8. Place the two parcels on a baking tray sprayed with Low calorie cooking spray, then brush the outside with the beaten egg
  9. Sprinkle with a little sweetener, and bake for 10 minutes at 200°C or until they are golden brown

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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12 Comments
  1. If I choose to freeze it after cooking, once it’s defrosted how do I reheat it? I’m guessing oven for 10 mins or so? Thanks

  2. These were realy lovely especially if you have a sweet tooth. Going to try breast chicken and mixed veg as a filing .

  3. I recently made the Apple strudels which are a similar recipe to these and although lovely the base was soggy. Any tips for avoiding that with these?

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