Skinny Southern "Apple Pie"


Skinny Southern Apple PieIngredients

  • Flour
  • 1 sheet puffy pastry, defrosted
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 Granny Smith apples (could use any fruit)
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten


  1. Generously flour a working surface.  Roll the puff pastry into a 9” x 15” rectangle.  Cut the pastry into 6 equal squares.  Refrigerate until needed.
  2. Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a large saucepan.  Peel and core the apples; cut into 1/2 chunks.  Toss the apples with the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and lemon juice, then add to the sugar mixture and simmer until the liquid thickens, 5 to 7 minutes.  Set aside to cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425° degrees.  When the apple mixture cools, spoon 2-3 tablespoons of apples onto the puffy pastry squares, off center.  Fold the pastry over the apple filling to make a triangle and seal the perimeter by pinching the edges or pressing the tines of a fork into the dough.
  4. Place the turnovers on a baking sheet and brush with the egg white.  Bake until the dough is crispy and golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
This recipe can be part of a well balanced food plan. Any alterations made during preparation are at the discretion of the chef and are not included in the nutritional analysis provided, nor supported by the BestHealth team.