Absolutely Appletastic

If you’re looking for a seriously impressive dessert to serve at your next party, keep reading. Our Fillo Apple Bake is just that — apples baked in fillo, only jazzed up with a few extra steps to produce a delicious combination of silky sweet, warm spice and soft crunch. It’s a modern take on apple pie and you’ll be hungry just thinking about it.

To start: wash, peel and core apples, leaving a cylinder in each apple. Use a small ripe apple for this recipe and if you want, play with different apple varieties to get the flavour you like best. We like Courtlands, but Canadian fave Macintosh will work, too.

In a small bowl, combine sugar, ground cinnamon, ground clove, sesame seeds and almonds, finely chopped. Fill the centre of each apple with this sweet and aromatic mixture.

Next: butter the inside of an oven-safe covered casserole or baking dish. Cut fillo pastry in square pieces, large enough to wrap each apple. Place two pieces of fillo in the baking dish and an apple on top, and wrap with fillo. Continue wrapping each apple with fillo and sprinkle remaining mixture on top.

Cover and bake for 35-40 minutes. You’ll want to bottle the aroma coming out of your oven! Remove from the oven, sprinkle with sugar and allow apples to cool slightly before serving. Optional: add a scoop of French vanilla ice cream as homage to traditional apple pie.

Full Recipe: https://krinos.ca/recipes/salomes-apples-in-fillo-pastry-with-cinnamon/