I had some peaches that I needed to eat before they went bad, so I set out to make peach turnovers. I originally wanted to use puff pastry (because it’s buttery, flaky, AND soo delicious!), but I only had phyllo dough on hand. Since I had already been the grocery store earlier that day (and every day that week…), I decided to make phyllo peach turnovers – playing off my apple turnover recipe. Phyllo dough doesn’t have nearly as many calories as puff pastry and since peaches are naturally sweet, these turnovers are easy on the waistline too! They will satisfy your sweet tooth with only 130 calories, making them perfectly acceptable for breakfast (in my opinion). Although if you’re like me, that just means you can eat two ;). You won’t miss the puff pastry. Phyllo dough is delicious and very easy to use. If you’re looking for a great, easy, healthier recipe (that doesn’t taste healthy at all!), give this recipe a try! Enjoy!

{Easy, Healthier} Peach Turnovers

2-1/2 cups peeled and diced peaches
1 tbsp flour
2 tbsp white sugar
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
dash salt
16 sheets phyllo dough (I used Athens)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 tbsp skim milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper.
2. In small saucepan, combine chopped peaches, lemon juice, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Cook over medium heat until thickened, about 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature. (I stuck mine in the freezer to expedite the process.)
3. Place one sheet of phyllo dough on dry surface. Spray very lightly with non-stick spray and top with a second sheet of phyllo dough and spray very lightly with non-stick spray. Press sheets together and fold in half length-wise. Place about 1/3 cup of the peach filling mixture at one end of the phyllo dough and fold over to a small triangle. Continue folding like a flag. Place on baking sheet and spray lightly with non-stick spray. Repeat 7 times.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Place on wire rack to cool.
5. In small bowl, whisk together powered sugar, vanilla, almond extract, and milk. If icing is too thick, add another teaspoon of milk. Drizzle over slightly warm turnovers. Makes 8.

Nutritional Info (per turnover): 132 calories; 0.4 g fat; 29.2 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g fiber; 2.6 g protein.

Categories: Breakfast, Pies and Tarts

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