Mini Apple Turnovers: Tiny Treats

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Recipes from The Sylvia Center, whose mission is to inspire young people to become healthy eaters and advocates for healthy food in their families and communities. 


Mini Apple Turnovers

Imagine the scene: It’s Saturday afternoon and your guests arrive shortly for a lovely home-cooked meal which you’ve had going in the crockpot because you’ve learned that the crockpot is possibly the greatest invention of all time. Suddenly it hits you – dessert! *Gasp* Who could forget the best meal of the day? Yet somehow, you have. Fear not! You have been collecting apples from your Field Goods deliveries and they’re going to save you with a simple recipe that will dazzle your guests. Mini apple turnovers are about the cutest things, and involve only 5 ingredients, all of which you’re likely to have on hand: apples, butter, honey, cinnamon, and phyllo dough. With a bake time of under 10 minutes, you’ll have your guests eating mini apple turnovers out of the palm of your hand in no time.

Mini Apple Turnovers
Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 large apples, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • Cinnamon, to taste
  • 1 package of phyllo dough, defrosted

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Heat butter in a pan and melt slowly to avoid browning. Pour melted butter into a small bowl and add apples to pan. Sauté apples in the residual butter until soft. Add a pinch of cinnamon and honey to the apple mixture to desired taste.
  3. Following instructions on box for handling phyllo dough, fold phyllo dough in half lengthwise and brush surface with butter. Place ¼ cup of apple mixture at bottom corner of the dough, and fold into a triangle, and then continue to fold in triangles, like folding up a flag.
  4. Brush each triangle with butter and place on a baking sheet.  Bake 7-10 minutes or until golden brown.

This is one of our favorite recipes at The Sylvia Center. It’s perfect for all ages and is a great handheld dessert for kids—not to mention a wonderful snack to make for a party. The phyllo dough is crispy and just slightly buttery and the tart apples match beautifully with honey. Replace the apple with pears or any other fruit, just be sure to cook down most of the liquid. You can also use this technique with savory fillings as well, like spinach and feta or curried chickpeas.


Contributed by The Sylvia Center.

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