Cherry Pie Turnovers

  • 15MINS
  • 15MINS
  • Serves 8
  • 132KCAL

These sweet Cherry Pie Turnovers are just as good as a trip to the bakery, but far more slimming friendly. They’re so easy to make too!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories132
  • Carbs27g
  • Protein3.4g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.4g
  • Sugars7.5g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

They may be delicious, but baked pastries are sadly not as slimming friendly as we’d like. If you’re always dreaming about your favourite bakery treats, we think you’re going to LOVE this Cherry Pie Turnover recipe. 

Beautifully simple, we’re using one of our classic slimming hacks to cut down the calories…it might look just like pastry, but there’s no pastry in sight in this recipe! We’ve used a low calorie tortilla wrap instead, and it works SO well.

Our recipe uses frozen cherries to create a syrupy filling that’s only as sweet as you like it to be – you’re in charge of adding the sweetener, so you can control just how sweet it gets. If your cherries are sweet enough, no need to add much sweetener. 

We love these served warm from the oven, with a swirl of low fat aerosol cream. It looks and tastes so much more indulgent than it really is!

What diets are these Cherry Pie Turnovers suitable for?

This Cherry Pie Turnovers recipe is suitable for vegetarian and dairy free diets. It can be made gluten free as long as you switch the low calorie tortilla wraps for a gluten free alternative. 

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

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cherry Pie Turnovers recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Cherry Pie Turnovers?

Nope! This is a lovely, simple recipe that you can whip up whenever you’re craving something sweet. All of the ingredients you need are easy to find in your usual supermarket. 

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How many calories are in these Cherry Pie Turnovers?

Each of these Cherry Pie Turnovers is 132 calories, meaning they’re ideal when following any of the larger diet plans such as Weight Watchers or if you’re counting calories.

The average woman needs around 2000kcal per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and men typically need slightly more at 2,500kcals, but you may want to reduce these if you are aiming to lose weight. You can find more information on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Spray a large baking tray with low calorie cooking spray and use it to grease thoroughly.

Step 2

Make the cherry filling: Place a sieve over a measuring jug. Pour the defrosted cherries and juice into the sieve and allow the juice to drain into the jug. Place the drained cherries in a small saucepan.

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Step 3

Measure the amount of juice in the jug and if you have less than 150ml, you will need to make it up to 150ml with cold water. If you have more than 150ml of juice, drain some off and discard until you are left with 150ml of juice.

Step 4

Pour the 150ml of juice (or juice and water mixture), into the saucepan with the cherries. Taste the cherries and their juice to find out how sweet they are. You need to decide if they need sweetening to suit your taste as cherries may vary in sweetness. We used 10g of white granulated sweetener to sweeten ours, but you may decide you need a little more or less. Add the sweetener to the cherries in the saucepan and stir in.

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Step 5

In a small bowl, mix the cornflour with 3 tsp water until smooth. Place the saucepan containing the sweetened cherries and juice over a medium heat. Stir in the cornflour mixture and simmer gently for 3-5 minutes, until thickened and glossy. Set aside and leave to cool.

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Step 6

To assemble the turnovers: Cut the wraps in half to make 8 semicircular pieces. Place a dessert spoonful of the cherry filling on one half of each semicircular wrap, leaving a wide gap around the edges.

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Step 7

Brush around the edge of each semicircular wrap with beaten egg. Fold the wrap over the filling to make a triangle with one curved edge.

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Step 8

Press the edges firmly with your fingertips to seal the turnovers. Crimp the edges by pressing down firmly with a fork. Repeat until you’ve made 8 turnovers, then place them on the large, greased baking tray. You may need to cook the turnovers in two batches depending on the size of your baking tray.

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Step 9

Brush the tops with beaten egg and sprinkle with a little white granulated sweetener.

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Step 10

Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm, either alone or with a swirl of reduced fat aerosol cream. Take care as the filling will be very hot.

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What could I serve with these Cherry Pie Turnovers?

We think these Cherry Pie Turnovers are delicious on their own, or served simply with a swirl of low fat aerosol cream. 

You could serve these as part of a selection of other slimming friendly sweet treats including any of the following:

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How do you know when Cherry Pie Turnovers are cooked?

You should cook these Cherry Pie Turnovers in the oven until they’re golden brown. Keep an eye on them as they can catch and burn quiet easily. They should only need 8-10 minutes in the oven to be perfect.  

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Cherry Pie Turnovers in the fridge?

Once you’ve served this recipe, you’ll ideally need to eat it within 4 hours.

You can store any leftover Cherry Pie Turnovers in the fridge for around 3 days. Make sure that you allow them to cool before putting them in a container with a lid and chilling in the refrigerator. 

Can I freeze Cherry Pie Turnovers?

This recipe uses frozen cherries that have been defrosted. As we don’t recommend refreezing food once it’s been defrosted, this recipe is not suitable for freezing. 

How do I reheat Cherry Pie Turnovers?

If you have leftover Cherry Pie Turnovers that have been chilled in the fridge overnight, you can reheat them in the oven. They should take 5-10 minutes at a moderate temperature, but keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn. 

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Cherry Pie Turnovers

These sweet Cherry Pie Turnovers are just as good as a trip to the bakery, but far more slimming friendly. They’re so easy to make too!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 132
  • Carbs 27G

Ingredients

  • 4 large white low calorie tortilla wraps, 25cm in diameter
  • 400 g frozen, stoned, dark sweet cherries, defrosted and the juices kept
  • 10 g white granulated sweetener
  • 50 ml water (you may need more or less depending on the quantity of juice obtained from the defrosted cherries)
  • 3 tsp cornflour
  • 3 tsp water
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp white granulated sweetener to sprinkle on top
  • low calorie cooking spray

large baking tray

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Small saucepan

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC. Spray a large baking tray with low calorie cooking spray and use it to grease thoroughly.
  2. Make the cherry filling: Place a sieve over a measuring jug. Pour the defrosted cherries and juice into the sieve and allow the juice to drain into the jug. Place the drained cherries in a small saucepan.
  3. Measure the amount of juice in the jug and if you have less than 150ml, you will need to make it up to 150ml with cold water. If you have more than 150ml of juice, drain some off and discard until you are left with 150ml of juice.
  4. Pour the 150ml of juice (or juice and water mixture), into the saucepan with the cherries. Taste the cherries and their juice to find out how sweet they are. You need to decide if they need sweetening to suit your taste as cherries may vary in sweetness. We used 10g of white granulated sweetener to sweeten ours, but you may decide you need a little more or less. Add the sweetener to the cherries in the saucepan and stir in.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the cornflour with 3 tsp water until smooth. Place the saucepan containing the sweetened cherries and juice over a medium heat. Stir in the cornflour mixture and simmer gently for 3-5 minutes, until thickened and glossy. Set aside and leave to cool.
  6. To assemble the turnovers: Cut the wraps in half to make 8 semicircular pieces. Place a dessert spoonful of the cherry filling on one half of each semicircular wrap, leaving a wide gap around the edges.
  7. Brush around the edge of each semicircular wrap with beaten egg. Fold the wrap over the filling to make a triangle with one curved edge.
  8. Press the edges firmly with your fingertips to seal the turnovers. Crimp the edges by pressing down firmly with a fork. Repeat until you've made 8 turnovers, then place them on the large, greased baking tray. You may need to cook the turnovers in two batches depending on the size of your baking tray.
  9. Brush the tops with beaten egg and sprinkle with a little white granulated sweetener.
  10. Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm, either alone or with a swirl of reduced fat aerosol cream. Take care as the filling will be very hot.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Take care not to overfill the turnovers otherwise the filling may leak out.
Tip: Make sure to seal the edges really well by pressing down firmly and crimping with a fork.

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    HollyTuesday 12th April 2022

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