Raspberry-Pear Turnovers

Raspberry-Pear Turnovers
Yield: 8 turnovers Prep 10 mins Bake 375°F 20 mins Cook 7 mins


  • 3 Bartlett pears (10 ounces each), peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water mixed with 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened dry-pack raspberries (do not thaw)
  • 8 sheets country-style phyllo dough (see Note, below) or regular phyllo dough (from 1 pound package frozen phyllo dough), thawed following package directions
  • 8 teaspoons packaged dry unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Coat large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add pears, sugar, cinnamon and salt; saute until pears are tender, about 5 minutes.

3. Stir water-cornstarch mixture into skillet; cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Gently stir in raspberries. Remove from heat (you should have about 2 cups filling).

4. Lay one sheet of phyllo on work surface with a long side facing you; keep remaining sheets covered with waxed paper to prevent drying out. Coat sheet with nonstick cooking spray; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon bread crumbs. Fold sheet into thirds lengthwise to make a strip 17 x 4 inches. Place 1/4 cup filling about 1 inch from one short end of strip. Fold one corner of phyllo diagonally over filling to opposite edge to form a triangle. Continue to fold triangle onto itself, flag-style, enclosing filling. Place triangle on ungreased baking sheet; coat top with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining phyllo and filling.

5. Bake in 375 degree F oven until golden, about 20 minutes.

6. In small bowl, stir together confectioners sugar and 1/2 teaspoon water until a good drizzling consistency; adding water if needed. Spoon into plastic food-storage bag; snip off corner; drizzle over turnovers. Makes 8 turnovers.


  • Country-style phyllo dough is slightly thicker than regular phyllo dough, making easier to work with. Available from The Fillo Factory, 800-OK-FILLO or www.fillofactory.com.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 158, Fat, total (g): 2, chol. (mg): , sat. fat (g): , carb. (g): 35, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 2, sodium (mg): 155, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.