Phyllo Apple Tart

Phyllo Apple Tart is a quick an easy dessert to make. Apples are probably my most favorite fruit. They are convenient to take with you and easy to eat on the run. I also love baked apples with cinnamon. It is just a good comfort food.

I love apple pie but never take the time to make it. I saw this recipe for a quick apple tart on The Chew television show. This is a recipe created by Carla Hall. It makes just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth.

I hope you will give it a try and let me know what you think.

Phyllo Apple Tart
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • cooking spray
  • 3 Granny smith apples (peeled, cored, thinly sliced)
  • ½ lemon (juiced)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon (divided)
  • ¼ cup sugar (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 6 sheets phyllo dough
  • 1 tablespoon apricot preserves
  • ½ cup vegan ginger snaps (crumbled or grated)
  • ¼ sup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, add the apples, lemon juice, half of the cinnamon and half of the sugar and toss to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, add the remaining cinnamon and sugar and stir to combine.
  4. Keep the phyllo dough sheets covered with a towel while working with one phyllo sheet at a time. On a sheet of parchment paper, place one sheet of phyllo dough and spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle a thin layer of the cinnamon on top and lay another sheet of phyllo dough, rotating slightly to create a star-like pattern. Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with the cinnamon mixture. Repeat with the remaining 4 layers.
  5. To Assemble: Add the apple mixture to the middle of the layered phyllo dough creating a circle. Fold in one corner of the phyllo, making sure to leave the center apples exposed. Repeat with the remaining corners of the phyllo folding over each other. Spray the top with the cooking spray and place in the oven until golden brown, about 40-45 minutes. Remove the tart from the oven and allow to cool 10 minutes before slicing.
  6. In a small bowl add the apricot preserves and a splash of water. Using a pastry brush, brush the exposed apples with the apricot glaze. Grate ginger snaps over the top and dust with powdered sugar. Cut into slices and serve.
  7. Tip: If not vegan, use melted butter to assemble the tart instead of cooking spray. Brush the melted butter in between layers to assemble.
Notes
I used red delicious apples instead of Granny smith. Also, I used orange marmalade instead of apricot preserves. I sprinkled ground nutmeg on top instead of ginger snaps. I think this recipe would be good with pears too.