Lighter plum and ginger triangles

Looking for a healthy alternative to hamantaschen? Look no further

  • place PRE 15 minutes
  • place COOK 20 minutes
  • place SERVES 12
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I made these for a friend wanting “healthy” treats for a get together. I adapted a recipe from WW (the company formerly known as Weight Watchers) adding stem ginger to the filling and replacing agave syrup with xylitol. As they have a hamantaschen-esque appearance, I also sprinkled poppy seeds over for a more Purim feel. A few guests asked if they were hamantaschen, so it must have worked. Use all-butter puff pastry or even buttered filo if calories aren’t an issue.

  • Put the plums in a small pan with the chopped ginger, a splash of water and the Xylitol. Cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes until the plums soften. Leave to cool.
  • Heat your oven to 180°C (fan) and line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
  • Cut the pastry into 12 x 8cm squares and discard the trimmings.
  • Put a scant teaspoonful of plum filling (leave any liquid behind) on one corner of a square and brush a line of beaten egg down two edges. Fold the corner over the filling to form a triangle and press down the edges. Repeat for the remaining pastry squares.
  • Carefully move the turnovers to the baking sheet and glaze with beaten egg before sprinkling a few poppy seeds on each one. Bake for approximately 15 minutes – they will be done when golden and crisp.
  • Cool on a wire rack and serve with a dusting of icing sugar.

200g ripe plums, chopped into 1cm pieces

30g stem ginger, very finely chopped

1 tbsp Xylitol

320g roll of light puff pastry

1 egg, beaten

1 tbsp poppy seeds

Icing sugar, to serve

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