I got the idea of this simple and easy dessert while my mother was describing another apple dessert she saw on Food Network. My mind completely blocked what she was saying and wandered off.
The night before Ramadan I already knew I was going to experiment with this idea.
With the help of my mother and her suggestions, this is the result…
What you need:
- 1 packet phyllo pastry
- 1 stick of butter (100 grams)
- 5 apples (I used gala) peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, plus more for sprinkling
- cinnamon powder
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt a large knob of butter and add the apples, brown sugar and a few pinches of cinnamon powder, approximately 2 teaspoons. Mix through.
Cook apples until they’re soft but not mushy, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celcius.
Remove the pastry from its package and cover with a wet towel to avoid drying. I used a terrible pastry brand last night. It was dry even before I worked with it! I forgot the name of the brand but it’s black. So don’t use that.
Use one sheet at a time and cut them into squares, about 6 inches. Melt the remaining butter and brush the square sheet with butter, a sprinkling of brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon and then add another sheet on top and repeat.
The portions are individual so the number depends on how many guests and how much apple mixture you have. Spoon some of the apple mixture in the middle and pull the edges of the pastry together and carefully twist the ends to form a pouch.
Place the pouches on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes.
Want to take a peek inside?
Crunchy on the outside and soft and sweet in the inside, my perfect kind of dessert!