Tuesday, November 29, 2011


These little phyllo cups are filled with an apple pie type filling.  They are like miniature apple pies.
8 cups peeled, chopped Gala apples
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp butter, cut up
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

To make filling:  In a large skillet over medium-high heat, bring the apples, sugar, water, butter, and lemon juice to a boil.  Stir in the salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Lower the heat to medium and boil gently 20 to 25 minutes or until the apples are tender and the liquid is reduced by half.

Remove from heat and crush apples with a potato masher until they form into a chunky style applesauce.  Allow to cool completely.

2 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 pkg (16-oz) frozen phyllo, thawed
1/2 cup butter, melted
Powdered sugar for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray 12 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.

In a small teacup combine the sugar and cinnamon.

Layer 4 sheets of phyllo dough, lightly brushing each layer with the melted butter.  Cut the stack of dough into 6-inch squares discarding excess dough.  Press each square into a muffin cup and fill each with 1/3 cup of the filling mixture.  Fold the phyllo edges over the filling.  Brush with butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture. 

Bake at 350 degrees 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool completely in the pan that is sitting on a wire rack.  Sprinkle with the powdered sugar just before serving.

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