Courtesy of Orem Good Earth

Apple Date Turnovers

Diet Type: Sugar Free

Cooking Time: 30 minutes - one hour


  1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  1/4 teaspoon salt
  1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  6 cups peeled, diced apples
  1 1/2 cups chopped dates
  4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  1 1/2 teaspoons minced lemon peel
  honey and milk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. For Crust: Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl or food processor. Cut in the butter until you get a coarse meal texture (if using a processor, pulse blend until texture is reached). Work in cheese with fingers, kneading gently to form a ball. (In processor, pulse blend until a ball is formed). If too dry, add another tablespoon of ricotta. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill 30 minutes before rolling. Lightly flour working surface and roll out half of the dough into a thin (1/8") rectangle. (Store remaining half of dough in fridge for use within 1 week, or shape and freeze for up to 3 months.) Filling: While dough is chilling, simmer all of filling ingredients together in a saucepan until apples are tender but not mushy, about 8-10 minutes. Let cool. Place 1 tablespoon of apple-date filling in center of each square. Fold one corner to the opposite corner, forming a triangle. Seal edges by pressing with the back of a fork.

Servings: 10

Author: Polly Pitchford, Full Spectrum Health™

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1
Servings per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 239
Calories from Fat 60
 % Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g10%
  Saturated Fat 4g20%
  Mono Fat 2g 
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 157mg7%
Total Carbs 44g15%
  Dietary Fiber 6g22%
Protein 5g 
Vitamin C3%
Vitamin E2%
Vitamin A3%
Vitamin B-122%
Vitamin B-65%
Pantothenic acid5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.