Sugar free apple turnovers that you can’t resist for two reasons. One is because it’s so delicious and two is because it’s so easy to make.
Sugar free apple turn-over or apple pie is what I have been dreaming of since I’ve given up on sugar. If you know the one that you can buy in McDonald’s and if you’re not careful it burns your tongue but you still love it then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Now it’s time to take action and make your own one, without any refined sugar or preservatives.
- 300 grams flour
- 1 free range egg (big)
- 150 grams butter
- A teaspoon of baking powder
- 2-5 spoonfuls of water (depends on the consistency of the dough)
- 2 medium sized apples (I prefer Royal Gala but I guess any other of your choice is fine too)
- A tea spoon of grinded cinnamon
- Vanilla extract
- A spoonful of cornstarch
- Honey or other sweetener of your choice if you want to make it sweeter. I don’t use any of it at the moment and we love the way it is.
- 200 mls olive oil (to fry the apple turnovers)
This amount dwells 9 apple turnovers.
- How to make no sugar apple turnovers:
1. After you peeled and grated apples, put it into a mixing bowl.
2. Put the teaspoon of grinded cinnamon into the mixing bowl too.
If you want to use any sweetener (honey, stevia, agave or maple syrup) pour it into the mixing bowl too. Don’t put more than 2 spoonfuls into it even if you have sweet tooth. The taste of apple is sweet enough at the first place.
3. Pour about 5 spoonfuls of water into the mixing bowl.
4. Mix the filling well and pour it into a saucepan to cook.
5. Cook apple in medium heat, stir occasionally.
6. In a mug measure the spoonful of cornstarch and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
7. Mix it with 5 spoonfuls of water until you get a smooth, yellowish liquid.
8. Pour the vanilla liquid into the cooked apple mixture and stir vigorously.
9. Take it off the heat when it boils.
10. Set aside the saucepan with the filling whilst you’re making the dough.
Apple turnover dough:
1. Measure flour and pour it into a mixing bowl.
2. Measure butter, cut it into pieces and put the pieces into a small bowl.
3. Put the bowl over a saucepan of hot water to make butter soft. It is easier to work with it. (You can also choose to put the bowl with the butter into the microwave oven for 10 seconds or so in medium heat. But make sure you place something on top if you don’t fancy cleaning the microwave oven later. As butter might sizzle and leave marks on it.)
4. Crack the egg and put it into the mixing bowl with the flour.
5. Put melted butter and baking powder into the bowl too.
Optionally if you wish, put a spoonful of honey into the mixture.
6. Dough it well together with your fingers until you get a ball like this:
7. Divide it into nine pieces of the same size.
8. Make 9 little balls out of them.
9. Sprinkle some flour on the board and put one ball in the middle. Flatten it with a rolling pin into more or less a rectangle shape.
10. Place a spoonful of filling in the middle.
11. Fold it in half and push the dough together with your fingers. Make sure you won’t leave any gaps where the filling could escape.
12. Repeat it 9 times.
13. Pour oil into a frying pan and heat it in medium heat.
14. When it starts sizzling, you can put the first two apple turnovers into the oil to fry.
15. In about 20 seconds (maybe more, depending on the hob) turn it round to fry the other side too. They are supposed to look like something similar to this:
16. Take them out when both sides look golden brown.
It’s ready to be served. Be careful not to burn your tongue. Enjoy!
Stock up your shelf before heating up the pan!
Kneading out the every day life nuisances under the low humming noise of the airflow oven.