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Our Apple Turnovers are an amazing, slimming friendly version of this classic bakery favourite – great if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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Our Apple Turnovers are an amazing, slimming friendly version of this classic bakery favourite – great if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

At just 177 calories, falling into our Everyday Light category, these Apple Turnovers are a sweet treat to round off any meal in style! Using Weight Watchers wraps instead of more calorific puff pastry recipes found at the bakery, these Pinch of Nom turnovers are a healthy twist on an old classic.

Enjoyed hot or cold, these Apple Turnovers are all the more delicious served with custard or ice cream (just be sure to check for extra calories and suitable diet plans!).

What diets is this Apple Turnovers suitable for?

This Apple Turnovers recipe is suitable for dairy free and vegetarian diets.

It can be made gluten free by swapping the following ingredients out for gluten free alternatives;

  • Weight Watchers wrap

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 Apple Turnovers recipe?

  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Apple Turnovers recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Apple Turnovers recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Apple Turnovers recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Apple Turnovers?

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Nope! All the ingredients can be found in your supermarket.

We like to use Weight Watchers wraps as the “pastry” (you’ll be amazed at how “pastry-like” they are!) as they’re low in calories, but you can use whichever wraps you like.  Just check the nutritional values of whatever you do choose to use.

It’s important that you use cooking apples for this recipe. They cook very differently to eating apples which will often just break down when cooked. Keeping a bit of texture is important to the overall flavour of the recipe.

We tend to use a natural, granulated sweetener which weighs the same as sugar, and tastes really good! They do tend to cost a little more than the powdered type, lightweight sweetener, but because it’s a like-for-like weight with sugar you don’t need as much! There are several brands available in the supermarkets or online, such as Sukrin, Natvia or Canderel Sugarly.

How many calories are in these Apple Turnovers?

There are 177 calories per portion in these Apple Turnovers, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

These Apple Turnovers are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

First peel and chop the baking apples.

Step 2

Place it in a microwavable bowl, and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sweetener.

Step 3

Add a tablespoon of water, cover with cling film and cook in the microwave on high for 3 minutes or until the apple starts to soften, but still has a bit of a bite.

Step 4

Take the wrap and cut it down the middle.

Step 5

Place 90g of the cooked apple on one side of each half (being careful not to get too close to the edges).

Step 6

Brush the exposed parts of the wrap with the beaten egg, and fold each half in half.

Step 7

Crimp the edges using the back of a fork to enclose the apple.

Step 8

Place the two parcels on a baking tray sprayed with low calorie cooking spray, then brush the outside with the beaten egg.

Step 9

Sprinkle with a little sweetener, and bake for 10 minutes at 200°C or until they are golden brown.

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Can you cook these Apple Turnovers any other way?

You need to bake these tasty pastries in the oven. We use a microwave to cook the apples, but you could also cook them on the hob by placing them in a saucepan with the water, cinnamon and sweetener and cooking on a low heat until the apples have softened. This should take around 5-6 minutes.

How long can you keep these Apple Turnovers in the fridge?

Once you’ve put them out, ideally you should eat them within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Apple Turnovers in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. You may need to “freshen” these up in the oven to get the crispness back. See more details below.

Can I freeze Apple Turnovers?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Apple Turnovers?

From chilled: Place on a baking tray and put into a moderately hot oven for 5-10 minutes until crisp. Keep a close eye on them as they can burn quickly if left too long.

From frozen: Allow to defrost. Place on a baking tray and put into a moderately hot oven for 5-10 minutes until crisp. Keep a close eye on them as they can burn quickly if left too long.

Instructions

  1. First peel and chop the baking apples.
  2. Place it in a microwavable bowl, and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sweetener.
  3. Add a tablespoon of water, cover with cling film and cook in the microwave on high for 3 minutes or until the apple starts to soften, but still has a bit of a bite.
  4. Take the wrap and cut it down the middle.
  5. Place 90g of the cooked apple on one side of each half (being careful not to get too close to the edges).
  6. Brush the exposed parts of the wrap with the beaten egg, and fold each half in half.
  7. Crimp the edges using the back of a fork to enclose the apple.
  8. Place the two parcels on a baking tray sprayed with low calorie cooking spray, then brush the outside with the beaten egg.
  9. Sprinkle with a little sweetener, and bake for 10 minutes at 200°C or until they are golden brown

Ingredients

  • 1 Weight Watchers Wrap
  • 1 large cooking apple you need a total of 180g of cooked apple
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp sweetener
  • low calorie cooking spray
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