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Baked Apple Turnovers

Baked Apple TurnoversLet the kids help with filling and sealing the pastry for these crispy fruit-filled treats.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (15-ounce) container refrigerated pie crusts
1 egg white, lightly beaten

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook apples and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, covered, stirring occasionally and breaking up apples with the back of a spoon, 10 to 12 minutes or until apples form a coarse purée. Add Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and flour; cook 2 to 3 additional minutes, stirring constantly until Splenda® Granulated Sweetener dissolves and mixture is thickened. Stir in cinnamon. Spoon apple mixture into a bowl to cool slightly.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F (225°C). Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. Unroll pie crusts; cut each one into four wedges. Roll each wedge into a 6-inch circle. Place 3 level tablespoons apple mixture on each circle; moisten edges of dough with water and fold dough over to form a half-moon shape. Crimp to seal, and cut vents to release steam. Place on prepared pan; brush tops with egg white.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until turnovers are browned. Cool turnovers on a wire rack 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 8 turnovers.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 turnover): Calories 290 | Calories from Fat 140 | Fat 16g (sat 2.5g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 320mg | Carbohydrates 34g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 8g | Protein 3g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.