Making apple pies (and eating them) is a big part of enjoying fall,
after all we need to do something with all the apples we bring back from the orchard!
But sometimes, it is just too much time and effort.....
These triangles are fast and easy,
they can be a great way out of bringing pie to Thanksgiving!
They can also be made with leftover phyllo dough
from making Feta triangles,
there seems to be always more dough than filling,
so I make the main course and desserts all at one!
It is just phyllo dough, apple, lemon, sugar, cinnamon, a little flour, and butter.
The night before, put the frozen phyllo dough in the fridge for thawing,
the most difficult part of this recipe,
it requires planning!
Peel and cut apples into small cube (1/4 to 1/2 inch)
smaller makes it easier to fold the dough.
Sprinkle some lemon juice on the apples (fresh or bottle is fine)
In a little bowl, mix 3 parts sugar 1 part flour and a good helping of cinnamon,
then add it to the apple, mix well and let it rest for 30 minutes,
while you go check your favorite social media,
or have a coffee/tea break, no pressure!
After this little interruption, turn on the oven to 375,
take the phyllo dough out of the fride, and carefully open the layers.
Usually they come in thin rectangular sheets,
work wit just one at a time.
Fold it in half twice to a long rectangle,
put some apple mixture in a corner (a little more than I did on the pic!)
and start folding and flipping the dough until you have a triangle,
surprisingly fast and easy after the first few.
If some apples escape after the first turn,
just put them back in.
Once your baking sheet is full of triangle,
melt some butter and brush it on top of the triangles
and sprinkle some turbinado sugar (optional).
Bake 20 minutes or until golden.
Wait a couple minutes and transfer them on a cooling rack
and enjoy while warm and crunchy.
They can also be warmed up in a toaster oven
but no microwave (they become soggy!)