Gooey Nectarine Turnovers (Healthified)

Gooey Nectarine Turnovers (Healthified)

Fruit-based desserts just scream summer, and I would bet that more than half of you reading this are planning on serving dessert over the 4th of July that includes fruit. While peach crisps, berry trifles, and strawberry pies are all 4th of July classics, after filling up on burgers, pasta salad, and grilled veggies I find myself wanting the flavors of a fruit pie without feeling overly stuffed. Enter in these nectarine turnovers. Thanks to wonton skins in place of pastry, you can enjoy a fruity dessert for only 35 calories. Plus they don’t require a bowl or utensils to eat, making them ideal picnic, boating, or party food!

Sheet of turnvovers

If you’re wondering why I went with nectarines rather than peaches it’s quite simple: I wanted to be lazy and not worry about peeling them. That’s it. No nutrition-related reason. If all you have are peaches at home, feel free to sub them in for the nectarines, just make sure to peel them before adding to the filling mixture.

Turnover prep

Please don’t let the low calorie, low sugar status scare you away! The inside of these turnovers is gooey and just the right amount of sweet without being tooth-achingly sugary. Plus the extra cinnamon –sugar topping ups the sweetness even more. Even Bry who grew up in a town known for their fruit pies and crisps was raving about these turnovers!

Gooey filling

While alone these make for a lighter fruit pie-tasting dessert, if you wanted to get indulgent I wouldn’t judge if you put one or two in a bowl with French vanilla ice cream. In fact I’d be incredibly jealous 😉

So here’s a toast to upcoming warm summer nights made better with warm fruity bites!

Gooey Nectarine Turnovers (Healthified)

Thanks to wonton skins in place of pastry, you can enjoy a fruity dessert for only 35 calories. Plus they don’t require a bowl or utensils to eat, making them ideal picnic, boating, or party food!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy, Nectarine, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 22
Author: The Healthy Toast

Ingredients

For the Filling

  • 2 nectarines diced (about 2 cups-worth)
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar
  • ½ Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

For the turnovers

  • Nectarine filling from above
  • 22 wonton skins
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • ½ tsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine filling ingredients.
  • On a clean workspace, lay out a few wonton wrappers (I like doing about 4 at a time) and spoon 1 heaping teaspoon of filling onto the center of each wonton. Dip your index finger in water and lightly dampen the edges of the wonton. Fold the wonton in half diagonally to form a triangle shape. Press firmly to seal. Note: it’s key to seal these well, as any openings will allow air in during cooking causing the wonton to puff up – they will still taste good just not as good ;). Place wonton on prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining wontons.
  • Once all the turnovers are ready to go. Quickly spray the top of each with olive oil cooking spray. Next, combine ½ tsp of brown sugar with ¼ tsp of cinnamon and sprinkle over the tops of the turnovers. Place in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges of the turnovers are starting to brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Enjoy!
  • Note: I’m not sure how well these would keep the next day as Bry and I finished them off in a matter of hours. . .if you do have any leftover I would love to hear how well/if they keep!

Notes

Nutrition for 1 turnover (includes baking spray): 35 calories, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g sugar, 1 g protein
Adapted from The Merchant Baker
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  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine AvatarRebecca @ Strength and Sunshine3 years ago

    O my goodness! Love this idea!! How fun are these little pockets of sweetness!?

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast3 years ago

      Thanks Rebecca! They’re almost too fun to eat…I don’t think they lasted more than an hour 😉

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