Denise’s Delightful Dishes: Pockets full of pears!

After the holidays it seems like I crave sweets more than normal.  My resolution for 2013 is to try to make better food choices.   So one way to do that is to eat  fruits and vegetables are in season.   This is the list of produce that is in season during the month of January.

  • pears
  • blood oranges and other citrus fruit
  • kiwi
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • spinach
  • avocado
  • cabbage
  • chard

The following recipe is one of my favorites treats.  It is a fruit pocket.  It reminds me of pie and cobbler, but with a healthier twist.  It is easy enough for kids of all ages to make a simple snack that’s full of fruit and flavor!

Pocket Fruit Pies 

Level: Easy Serves 4

Ingredients:
4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1 large apple or 2 medium peaches
or pears
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons milk
sugar (optional)

Directions:
Remember to wash your hands!
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Warm tortillas in microwave or oven to make them easier to handle.
3. Peel and chop fruit into small pieces.
4. Place 1/4 the fruit on each tortilla.
5. In a small bowl stir together brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
sprinkle over fruit.
6. Roll up the tortillas with the fruit.
7. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and make small slashes to allow
steam to escape. Brush with milk and sprinkle with additional sugar,
if desired.
8. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly brown.
9. Serve warm or cold.

Helpful Hints: This easy snack helps work fruit into a daily diet. Tortillas,
with a variety of toppings, make great snack builders!
Safety Tip: Allow pie to cool slightly before tasting – the steam and sugar
can burn!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 fruit pocket (140g)
Servings per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 300   Calories from Fat 50

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5 g 8 %
–  Saturated Fat 1.50 g 7 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 350 mg 15 %
Total Carbohydrate 55 g 18 %
–  Dietary Fiber 4 g 16 %
–  Sugars 14 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin A 0 % Vitamin C 6 %
Calcium 10 % Iron 15 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.  Your daily values may be higher of lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories – 2,000 2,500
Total Fat < 65g 80g
Saturated Fat < 20g 25g
Cholesterol < 300mg 300mg
Sodium < 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:
Fat 9 – Carbohydrate 4 – Protein 4

About denisegdias

Love to sew, quilt and spend time outside in my garden, and spend time with my family and pets

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