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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 175.4
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.5 mg
  • Sodium: 139.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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Healthy, Fruity Breakfast Hand Tarts

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Healthy, Fruity Breakfast Hand Tarts

Introduction

Ditch the toaster pastry. They're loaded with sugar and fat--and not much else. My hand tarts are full of fruit, and if you make them ahead of time your kids can grab them and go.
Ditch the toaster pastry. They're loaded with sugar and fat--and not much else. My hand tarts are full of fruit, and if you make them ahead of time your kids can grab them and go.

Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter blend
    4 Granny Smith apples, unpeeled and diced into 1/4 inch cubes
    2 figs, diced into small cubes (optional)*
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    2 tablespoons almond meal (or ground almonds)
    8 sheets whole-wheat phyllo dough, thawed


    * You can swap two tablespoons chopped raisins for the figs.



Tips

Reheat tarts in 400 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or in a toaster oven for 4 minutes.
Tarts can be made ahead and served at room temperature.

The almond meal helps absorb excess moisture in each tart. You can grind almonds in a clean coffee grinder if you don't have almond meal.


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Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place a large sautÚ pan over medium heat. Add the butter to the hot pan, then add the diced apples and sautÚ for 3-4 minutes, until soft and fragrant. Add the cinnamon, almond meal, and figs, stir to combine, and remove from heat.

Unfold the phyllo dough onto a flat surface and cover with a damp cloth. Working with one sheet at a time, layer four sheets on top of one another, spraying each layer with a generous layer of nonstick cooking spray. (You'll repeat these steps after you make half of the tarts. The phyllo will dry out if you try to work with all eight sheets at once.)
Slice the stacked sheets into 3 equal rectangles. Spoon 1/2 cup of filling mixture down the center of each rectangle, leaving space at the top and bottom. Fold the bottom of the phyllo up to form a "cuff," and then fold up the pastry into a rectangle. (You'll fold the pastry up two more times.)

Spray each tart with nonstick cooking spray and place on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

Bake until the dough is light brown in color (15 minutes fresh or 18 minutes frozen). Place uncooked tarts in sealed bags and freeze for up to 3 months.

Caution! Allow to cool slightly before serving to small children, as the filling can be hot.





Serving Size:áMakes 6 tarts, one per serving






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  • 18 of 23 people found this review helpful
    This looks great - but I have never worked with phyllo dough before... it sounds complected. A video demonstration folding these would help? - 5/24/12

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  • 10 of 15 people found this review helpful
    This looks fabulous! you can skip all that sugar and use spinach and feta cheese to make spinach pie, too :)
    - 8/26/12

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This tasted great-my (very picky) daughter loved them, but a diagram or video showing how to fold the dough would be very helpful. I tried following the directions, then did it my own way. Still, a great breakfast option.
    - 11/5/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    What I did was stack two sheets vertical, then stack two sheets horizontal in the middle. Put about half cup fruit in middle. Fold horizontal pieces over apples first, the fold vertical pieces over top of that to get a nice folded "pocket". (You'll use more phyllo this way) Taste = pretty good - 11/8/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Delicious!!!!! These were a real hit at our house. - 8/26/12

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    These are ok. As others have stated, the directions for folding were confusing. Mine look nothing like the picture. I have no idea how she got half cup of filling in each tart. Dampening the folds helps the phyllo dough stick better. I will play with spices and different fruits to add flavor.
    - 5/6/13

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Found shopping for dough was easy - made Peach and Apple- Very Good - I never base my recipes on a picture , be brave use some imagination , be creative. - 12/15/12

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  • 4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I agree that it would be nice to have a video of how to fold these, it sounds complicated - 9/5/12

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  • 4 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I'd like to try these, but I would be hard pressed to find phyllo dough, let alone whole wheat phyllo dough. - 5/24/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Having worked with phyllo dough since I was a teenager it does require working quickly or the sheets will dry out and crumble. This recipe was very good. Similar in taste to the strudel I do with phyllo. - 8/26/13

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  • 3 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I agree that this needs a video. I couldn't figure out what to do with the folding either. I've never worked with Phyllo pastry, but have some in the freezer. - 8/26/12

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    like your own homemade pop tart .kids love it . quick and easy fresh is better then store bought anyday . - 5/24/12

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    No ingredients I can't pronounce, 5.3 grams of fat, 4 grams of fiber = a much better option for everyone in the family. - 8/26/13

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  • 2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Great site for tracking, but these recipes are put together terribly. - 12/3/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 9/24/12

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    While this has reasl fruit and nuts, you do not really save hardly anything in calories, fat carbs and sugar compared to toaster pastries. EXCEPT the satisfaction of giving your family real food with no preservatives and additives you made with your own 2 hands. You can use any fillings you want - 8/27/12

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I'm sure there must be a recipe for something similar made as an oat bar tray bake, cutting out the extra fat for pastry? Then we wouldn't need to worry about folding the pastry, or the photo not looking like the recipe! - 8/26/12

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Kendal123, read the ingredients list on an "average" toaster pastry! Yuck! And many nutrients aren't listed on the labels -- there is precious little fruit in the ones you buy, and that is where the vitamins and minerals are. Yes, this is still pretty high fat, though. - 8/19/12

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  • 2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    How is this better? Compare the calories, fat, carbs, and protein of one of these with an average toaster pastry. You save less than 25 calories, fat is the same, about save 4 carbs, and only get about 1/2 gram more of protein. The sodium is the same and you only get about 3 extra grams of fiber. - 8/19/12

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    What can I substitute for a person with a nut allergy? My Fiance loves Apple tarts but is allergic to nuts. Is there anything else I can use to absorb the moisture? - 3/14/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I wonder if you could just line cup cake tins with the Phyllo dough and just fill the center and cook them that way? Maybe put a layer or two of the Phyllo on the top? I am apprehensive about trying this because the folding instructions are confusing? Any thoughts? - 8/27/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I don`t understand how to fold this. I`ve never worked with phyllo and its rather expensive. And what the heck they don`t even sound good! I will pass on this one. - 8/26/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    BABYLEONTYNE13 a tbl of cornstarch or flour will do the trick. - 8/26/13

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    sounds delicious - no idea where to get whole wheat phyllo but will adjust to regular. Thinking I may use a light cherry filling I make instead of the apples/figs/cinnamon mixture. If using that, maybe a little cornstarch and splenda for additional sweetness an thickening might do the trick? - 5/24/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Babyleontyne13: Tapioca flour is great at turning juice into jelly. Small tapioca pearls might work too (might not cook all the way through, though). Or you can precook the filling until it isn't runny. - 5/10/12

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  • These were real good left out the figs. The boyfriend ate 2. The dough was easy to work with i made it harder then it had to be. - 2/20/14

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  • Chef Meg, PLEASE use pictures of YOUR recipes! This is not the first recipe I have tried where the recipe turns out nothing like the picture! My tarts were significantly smaller and rustic looking. Looking closer, it seems the photo you posted used puff pastry and has an apple raisin filling! - 9/28/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I agree it sounds wonderful but i too have not worked with phyllo dough and would very much appreciate a demonstrations - 8/26/13

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I am another one who would love to make this, but am allergic to almonds. Can anyone suggest a (non-tree nut) substitution for the almond meal? - 8/26/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wondering if there's something I could uses other than almond meal? I'm allergic to Almonds and some other nuts. - 2/10/13

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  • O.K.
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Why are there some recipes that I cant add photos to? - 9/24/12

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  • Good. - 9/24/12

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  • i could not get the phyllo dough here in my country, so i made a wheat short-crust pastry myself to use and it was great!!. i swapped the fig tree for raisin as suggested and the whole family loved it. - 8/27/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would just sit and eat them all! - 8/26/12

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great but like some of the others I would like to see other fruit substituted. - 8/26/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I'll try it with raisins instead of figs - 8/26/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Will definitely be giving these a go! Great for my daughter too! - 8/26/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    **** - 8/26/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    GEMINI-ROSE you can probably substitute any nut you'd like, or something that is similar in taste to almonds, or even pecans, hazelnuts, or walnuts. Try that! Hope it helps. =) - 8/17/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This looks great but I'm allergic to almonds. Any ideas for a substitutes for the almonds? - 7/25/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Grandkids are coming to visit and this will be a great breakfast item. I love that I can make before they arrive and freeze them. If they like them, and what's not too like, we can make them together when they are here. I am trying to teach them to eat better. - 6/12/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Revclc, I checked the Whole Foods website for the Charlottesville store and did a search for the whole wheat phyllo dough. It didn't have any results. You may want to call the store. - 5/29/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Ironically, I had a toaster pastry at work for a snack with the kiddos. I'll tuck this recipe away to try later! :-) Thanks! - 5/24/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Easy recipe. - 5/24/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    nice one - 5/24/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I can NOT wait to try these! - 5/16/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I am going to make these for my kids and experiment with some other fruit. - 4/26/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm wondering about the nut allergy too...could I use flax seed?
    - 4/14/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great, but where can I find whole wheat phyllo dough? I live in Charlottesville, Virginia -- there is a Whole Foods here; would they have it? - 4/14/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this recipe! I think my boys will love them :) - 4/14/12

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