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.
Our recipes 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.