Friday, April 26, 2013

Apple Berry Hand Pies

Apple Berry Hand Pies

I want to share a dessert recipe that I tried a few times.
It is easy to make (that is the keyword), delicious and it's made with phyllo. 
 I love phyllo!
Pre-made phyllo dough is super simple to use and it has 86% less fat than pie crust.
 We all love that!

1-1/2 c. peeled, chopped Granny Smith apples
3/4 c. blackberries
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. all purpose flour
1/4 c. plus 2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. plus 1/8 tsp. apple pie spice
10 (9" x 14") sheets phyllo dough, thawed
Nonstick cooking spray
1/4 tsp. kosher salt or coarse sea salt

Maple Topping
1 c. plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  3 Tbsp. maple syrup

1. In medium bowl, mix apples, blackberries, lemon juice, flour, 1/4 c. sugar, and 1/2 tsp. apple pie spice.

2. Place 1 phyllo sheet on work surface; lightly coat with cooking spray. Top with another sheet; spray top. Cut lengthwise into three 3" wide strips. Mound 1 heaping Tbsp. filling at the end of 1 strip, about 1" from corner. Fold 1 corner of phyllo diagonally across filling to opposite edge to form triangle. Continue to fold triangle onto itself to end of strip. Repeat this process with remaining phyllo sheets and filling. 

3. Preheat oven to 400° F. Lightly spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place pies seam side down on prepared sheet; spray tops with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix salt and remaining 2 tsp. sugar and 1/8 tsp. apple pie spice; sprinkle over pies.

4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool slightly.

5. For topping, stir together yogurt and maple syrup. Serve pies warm with topping. 
Garnish with additional berries, if desired. 


These are the ingredients.
I bet you already have everything like I did.


Here's the apple and blackberry mixed with the seasonings.

This is what the pre-made phyllo looks like before it is sprayed & cut into strips.

**Here's a little tip - I put a damp dish cloth over the phyllo sheets until I am ready to use it. 
Phyllo sheets dry out very quickly.

Put about 1 Tbsp. of the mixture on the phyllo.


Fold it like a flag into a triangle.


This is how the phyllo pies look like before it is cooked.


Ready to be served with yogurt + maple syrup.
Sprinkle a little confectioners sugar on the top before serving.

Ta-Da !!!

They are so GOOD!
Sit back and wait for the compliments and watch how quickly they are gobbled up!



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  1. I love easy!!! This looks really good! And so pretty served on a transferware plate :) Thanks for sharing, Peggy.
    Have a wonderful weekend ~

    1. these are easy.+ love anything made with Filo dough. Enjoy! love peggy

  2. OH! Now aren't these fun for a summer party on the deck or patio! PEGGY! How French can you lovely! Thank you for coming to visit today and YOU WANT TO JOIN ON THE FUN? I will put your name on my list. Please read all the details on the previous post. You will present on May 17 to May 24. All the links (yours too) will be on my blog so everyone can follow the links, enjoy, meet new people and have new people come to YOU! Enjoy developing an idea. Let me know if you have any questions. Anita

    1. These are so easy + good. How kind of you to invite me to join you...I would love are so sweet. love peggy

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    1. Anita dear-hope you do try the peggy

  4. Peggy how yummy I just pinned this! Great for summertime desert!

    Art by Karena

    1. aren't you sweet, thanks love peggy