These little bad boys are so much easier than making a full blown apple pie, and they taste just as great.
These little bad boys are so much easier than making a full blown apple pie, and they taste just as great. I’ve never used phyllo pastry before, but it is super easy!
The ingredients are simple and the total preparation time is maybe 10-15 minutes. They’re a great dessert to whip out for dinner guests or to bring with you on a picnic.
The apple pie center is warm and gooey, and the pastry itself adds a bit of a crunch. I topped mine with a bit of whipped cream but adding ice cream would probably taste fantastic.
Best of all? They’re only about 200 calories each!
For reference: I made 3 decent sized samosas with 1 apple (just halve the recipe).
– 2 apples (I selected Granny Smith, but use whatever you prefer)
– 1/4 cup white sugar
– 1 teaspoon apple pie spice (or a similar type of mixed spice)
– 1 Tablespoon of butter (melted)
– 1 Tablespoons water
– 4 sheets of phyllo pastry (leave them together – this will form your layers)
Step One: Peel your apples and slice them up.
Step Two: Place the sliced apples in a saucepan, and add in the sugar, spice (and everything nice!), and water. I also added in a little spiced vanilla sugar, just to try it out. Cover the saucepan and turn to low-medium heat.
Step Three: Stir the apples every few minutes until they are soft and you can sort of mush them up. This will take about 8-10 minutes.
Step Four: Lay out your phyllo pastry and brush it will the melted butter. Cut each half of the pasty into thirds (so you will likely have 6 strips that are about 2.5 inches wide).
Step Five: Place about 1 Tablespoon of your apple pie mixture in the bottom-center of each strip.
Step Six: Fold the bottom corner above the pie mixture to form a triangle. Fold the next lowest corner up to make a new triangle. Repeat this folding process until your triangle reaches the top of the pastry strip.
Note: props to Rose @ The Londoner for these photos:
Step Seven: Make a little sugar-water glaze and brush it all over each samosa.
Step Eight: Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes until each one is golden brown.
Note: this is where I admit I cooked mine for a little too long so the pastry was crispier than I would have liked, BUT still delicious 🙂
Easy as pie!