Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A light low fat low sugar version of the sweet traditional dessert. I adapted this recipe from fat-free archives online. I made this with whole wheat four and oat bran for a healthier treat but you can use regular all-purpose flour if you prefer.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Dough

  • 34 cup whole wheat flour
  • 14 cup oat bran
  • 12 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon skim milk
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 14 cup applesauce
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 34 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg white
  • Filling

  • fruit preserves (I like dates or prune or fig puree. I use no sugar added jam. Also good is plumped raisins soaked in) or pie filling (I like dates or prune or fig puree. I use no sugar added jam. Also good is plumped raisins soaked in)

Directions

  1. Mix applesauce, sugar and egg white. Mix flour, salt and baking powder and add to applesauce mixture. Add milk and vanilla,.
  2. Mix well with hands. Form into a ball and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  3. Divide dough into 16 small balls. Roll out each ball to a 3.5 inch diameter circle (you will need extra flour for hands and board, since the dough is sticky).
  4. Place in the center of each circle one (heaping) teaspoons of the filling.
  5. Form triangles by folding over edges of circle and pinch to create three corners, leaving a small amount of the filling in the center uncovered.
  6. Bake on a sprayed cookie sheet, at 375° F, 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.