Cheesy Cherry Turnovers


Makes 8 servings


Butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray
1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup low-fat (1%) cottage cheese
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can (16-1/2 ounces) dark sweet pitted cherries, rinsed and drained
8 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Combine cream cheese, cottage cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Stir in cherries.
  3. Spray 1 phyllo dough sheet with cooking spray; fold sheet lengthwise in half to form rectangle. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons bread crumbs. Drop 1/3-cupful cheese mixture onto upper left corner of sheet. Fold right corner over mixture to form triangle. Continue folding turnover like a flag, making triangular packet with each turn. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Place turnovers on prepared baking sheet. Combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar with cinnamon. Sprinkle turnovers with sugar mixture.
  4. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until turnovers are crisp and golden brown. Serve warm or cold.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 Turnover
Sodium 314 mg
Protein 8 g
Fiber 1 g
Carbohydrate 24 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Saturated Fat 3 g
Total Fat 6 g
Calories from Fat 29 %
Calories 170

Dietary Exchange

Meat 1/2
Fruit 1/2
Fat 1
Starch 1

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