Our pear turnovers with a creamy date paste are a treat from heaven. We have taken the classic recipe and improved upon it to make healthier and also gluten-free! It is an easy recipe to make, which makes it all the more enjoyable and guaranteed to be loved by kids and adults alike.
One big mission we have at Foodaciously is making our recipes suitable to as many people as possible. We have taken special precautions when designing this recipe to make it ideal for celiacs, people with diabetes, folks on a low sugar diet, and vegans.
We have used gluten-free puff pastry instead of a regular one. It is nowadays quite easy to find gluten-free pastry sheets or phyllo dough at the supermarket.
We have also cut on sugars by using dates instead of refined white-sugars. Dates are a superb alternative to refined sugars. They are naturally sweet but have a low glycemic index (GI) and lots of fibres. Moreover, they are rich in fructose which doesn't raise blood sugar and is not fattening.
Finally, we got rid of milk and eggs used for the "egg wash" and instead used vegan ingredients to give a beautiful gloss to the pear turnovers.