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These turnovers are pretty much amazing. I got the recipe from The All-Natural Sugar-Free Dessert Cookbook by Linda Romanelli Leahy. The only "bad" thing that I noticed is the puff can't really get whole-wheat puff pastry (as far as I know). These are SO good, though... laugh.gif

2 medium apples (~2 cups) pared and shredded
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 sheet thawed puff pastry
1/4 cup apple butter
1 large egg white, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350; spray baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray if it is not nonstick. Set aside.

In medium bowl, combine apples, cornstarch, lemon juice, and cinnamon; set aside.

On lightly floured surface, roll pastry into 12 x 16 in. rectangle. Using a ruler as a guide, cut 12 4-in. squares. Brush each square liberally with apple butter. Spoon a heaping tbsp of apple mixture in the center of each squre; fold in half diagonally. Seal by pressing fork tines around edges. Brush each turnover with egg white; place on prepared sheet.

Bake about 25 mintues or until brown and crispy; turn onto rack to cool.

Looks good,
But the cornstarch and the puff pastry (from white flour?) would not make it right for me!
Yes, I mentioned in the original post that the puff pastry is from regular flour....but as a once-in-awhile treat, personally, I am willing to splurge!

I haven't looked into it much, but can't you sub in arrowroot powder for cornstarch? So if someone wanted to rid of cornstarch, you could probably do that.
yikes too many illegals for me ... white flour, cornstarch plus the sugar in the apple butter. These are all trigger foods for me. I'd be thrown right into a starch/sugar binge if I ate these. These look great but I don't imagine I would be able to handle them.

(Yes, you can use arrowroot as a sub for cornstarch and it is possible sometimes to find SF apple butter.)


If you really want to make these, but you believe that there are too many illegals for you, here are some changes you can make:

1. Make your own puff pastry using whole wheat flour. Find a simple recipe online, such as the one that I have linked here, and try to sub in WW flour instead of reuglar flour:
I don't know if it will work the same with WW flour (I don't really know the difference between flours when you cook), but I'd be willing to try (when I decide to make these again).

2. Use arrowroot powder instead of cornstarch.

3. 1/4 c apple butter seemed like a lot when I was making the turnovers (even though it's spread out over all 12 turnovers). Here are your options:
a) Use less apple butter
cool.gif Make your own with Stevia. I don't know the recipe off hand, but in this book:, you can find a recipe for it.
c) Find a recipe for it online, such as this one: That recipe is a no-sugar added recipe for apple butter.
d) Leave it out, but it might not taste as apple-y. Or, find something else through experimentation that tastes good.

But I dont think I will spend that much time to make all the parts of the recipe.
But, it does sound good!
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