Photo of Winter Fruit Turnovers by WW

Winter Fruit Turnovers

Total Time
30 min
20 min
10 min
Who needs pie when you can have delicious turnovers that contain half the fat? If you don't have any Granny Smiths on hand, use any combination of apples or pears.



1 tsp

Mineral water

1 Tbsp


2 medium, Granny Smith, peeled and chopped


2 medium, peeled and chopped

Mineral water

fl oz

Unpacked brown sugar


Ground cinnamon

¼ tsp

Ground nutmeg


Phyllo dough

6 sheet(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. To make filling: Dissolve cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water in a measuring cup and set aside.
  3. In a medium sauce pan, combine apples and pears and 2/3 cup water. Cook and stir on high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Simmer, stirring frequently, for 5 more minutes.
  5. Add cornstarch mixture to fruit mixture; bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute.
  6. Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a large piece of wax paper and fold it in half lengthwise. Coat folded sheet with cooking spray. Keep remaining phyllo dough sheets covered with a damp cloth to prevent them from drying out.
  7. Spoon about a 1/3 cup of apple mixture about an 1-inch from one end of folded strip. Fold end over apple filling at a 45-degree angle. Continue folding to form a triangle that encloses all of filling. Repeat with remaining sheets of phyllo dough.
  8. Place turnovers on baking sheet and bake about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.