December 14th, 2008

Apple and Cinnamon Phyllo Slices

Apple and Cinnamon Phyllo Slices

Many a time, we are on the look out for simple edibles that we can create in a short span with minimal efforts. One such afternoon when I was in no mood to indulge in anything tedious, and was wondering what to do, my mind wandered to the phyllo pastry lying in my refrigerator. A recipe I had read on the backcover of a carton suddenly flashed in my mind. A quick glance towards my fruit basket revealed fresh and juicy red apples. I also remembered a pot of cinnamon powder lying in my store cupboard. What more could I ask for?  Some butter and sugar and I was on my way, making these lovely slices. Crisp, tasty and simple is how I would describe them.


This is really simple to make and the next time around I’m going to be experimenting a bit. Substituting the butter with almond or walnut oil and maybe introducing some dry fruits like almond or walnuts between the apple slices.

Phyllo pastry is one of the most versatile things I have come across. It can be used for sweet and savoury dishes with myriad combinations. These sheets are not easily available in India. One of my friends who resides in the US and who uses phyllo quite often offered to send it to me, in her excitement completely oblivious to storage regulations for it to reach me from a place thousands of miles away, in an intact and usable form. Fortunately I came across phyllo in a gourmet store in Mumbai, exorbitantly priced but nevertheless gave me a chance to experiment. Unfortunately they have stopped stocking it and that means I cant play around with phyllo as much as I would like to, atleast until I come across another source.

More about Phyllo here.

Apple and Cinnamon Phyllo Slices Recipe

These slices are quick and easy to assemble. They heat well and can even be served cold or at room temperature. They taste delicious when served hot alongwith a scoop of good vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients:
8 sheets of phyllo pastry
4 apples
100 gm melted butter
50 gm castor sugar or icing sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon powder
Extra butter for dotting

Method:
Peel, core and slice apples thinly lengthwise. Mix the sugar and the cinnamon powder. Brush each sheet of phyllo pastry with the melted butter using a pastry brush and layer them one above the other.  Cut into equal square slices  depending on the desired size. Arrange the sliced apples on top so that they overlap each other. Dot with butter and sprinkle half the sugared cinnamon powder.
Preheat the oven for atleast 10 minutes. Bake at 180 degrees C for about 25 minutes to ½ an hour. To make them extra crisp sprinkle the remaining sugared cinnamon and bake at 200 degrees C for another 10 minutes until brown and crisp.

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  1. Rohit Kulkarni says:

    When do I eat it? Simply awesome.

  2. Anushruti says:

    You were the first one to eat it. The next time you are getting it when I trace phyllo in a store.

  3. Katie-Rose says:

    Great recipe!
    This sounds gorgeous, and looks great in the photos.
    Nice blog – looking forward to more recipes.
    Best wishes,
    Katie-Rose

  4. The photos are beyond adulation! This site is oozing with TALENT, waiting to pour out!!!

    Phyllo patry beku :(

  5. Rustoo says:

    Yummmy!!! :) seems sweet, just the kind of food I love 😀

  6. amma says:

    my dearest daughter Anu,
    Today is the happiest day for u have launched a website I was unable to hold my emotions for the great job u have done simply commedable.as i know what ever u do wil excel,I remember the day when u were a 8 year old kid making BHINDI Sabji & serving 20 of us with so muh love & entusisam
    though u r a science student with Rolling Shelde for chemistry with MBA Sure u r going to be a scientific cook with proffessional touch,My sinsere prayer for ur further achivements.

    Your Loving Mother
    AMMA.

  7. RAFI says:

    ANYTHING DONE WITH THE HEART ALWAYS SHOWS….BEST OF LUCK

  8. Rajit says:

    Fabulous pictures and a very neat website with rare recipes… wishing you good luck for the future posts and looking forward to them.

  9. Soumya says:

    I posted a comment yesterday and i cant seem to find it.. anyway here goes another one! i simply loved every bit of this wonderful website!! great job.. and awesome pics!! its an icing on the cake! keep it up and looking forward to the updates. More than anything..thanks for mentioning me in your post! was pleasantly surprised. GOOD LUCK

  10. Anushruti says:

    Hi Soumya, Thanks for your comment. The comment you posted before has not disappeared, you will find it in the about section of the site. :-)

  11. atul kale says:

    are phyllo pastry sheets available in mumbai . If yes, please advise name / contact details of the dealer.

  12. Ruchi says:

    Hi – Just chanced upon your website! It is great… and yes, cooking in India does become a challenge! I blog from Gurgaon and can’t even get my hands on a bag of chocolate chips and have to get them all the way from Delhi! Phyllo – no shopkeeper in Gurgaon seems to have heard about it also :)!!!!

    Anyways, great blog!

    Do visit mine whenever you have the time.

    Ruchi.

  13. Madhuri Jadhav says:

    Hi,
    Just discovered your site (too good……) while searching for pastry sheets in Mumbai. By now do you know of any one who sells them?

  14. Anushruti says:

    Madhuri: You can find it at Godrej Nature’s Basket.

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