Mini plum turnovers
288 g, (buy 300g plums), stones removed, roughly chopped
Reduced-fat puff pastry
2 sheet(s), (2 x 170g), thawed
1 medium, lightly beaten
Vanilla bean extract, alcohol free
- Combine plums, star anise, cinnamon, syrup and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Cook, covered, on low heat for 5 minutes, or until plums soften. Remove lid and continue cooking until mixture thickens and becomes sticky. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Discard star anise and cinnamon.
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 bakings trays with baking paper. Cut each pastry sheet into 9 squares giving you 18 in total. Put even spoonfuls of the plum mixture into the centre of each pastry square. Lightly brush edges with egg. Fold over to form a triangle, pressing down edges to enclose filling. Place on prepared trays and lightly brush with egg. Repeat to make 17 more triangles. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until crisp and golden. Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then dust with icing sugar to serve.