Spiralized Apple Phyllo Cups

Spiralized Apple Phyllo Cups

Lately I’ve been CRAVING apple pie but since I’m the only one in my house that likes it I decided to make a mini (and easier) version.

I used Athens Phyllo Shells because I love the crispy texture and it’s easier than pie crust.

To make the apple filling I spiralized two medium sized apples into a sauce pan and added a dash of cinnamon, a tablespoon of water and two tablespoons of brown sugar. Then I cooked the mixture on medium heat for five minutes. At this point the entire house smelled so good and I started drooling (kidding…sorta).

While the apple mixture was cooking I popped the phyllo shells into the oven to get them super crispy.

Next, I made the crumbly topping by mixing 12 shortbread cookies (graham crackers would also work) with a tablespoon of butter, tablespoon of brown sugar, dash of cinnamon and a splash of cold water in the blender.

Then, I added my apple mixture into the shells and sprinkled on the crumbly topping.

To finish them up I put them in the oven at 350 for 5 minutes.

They are SO good!

Apple Cake

Apple Cake

Every fall my families heads out to Patterson Fruit Farm for our yearly apple picking trip.

While I would like to say the goal is to pick the most delicious apples, we actually just end up stuffing our faces with hot apple fritters, cider and of course apples straight off the tree.

My mom always gives us a limit on how many apples to pick and then of course we end up picking about 50 pounds more.

What to do with all the apples?? Apple cake!

Items Needed:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups light olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 cups chopped apples
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans are a great choice)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Frosting Recipe:

  • ¼ pound butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Cake Directions:

  • Combine items in order listed.
  • Spread in a 9″ x 12″ pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Frosting Directions:

  • Frost while hot
  • Bring frosting ingredients to a boil
  • Cook for 2 1/2 minutes
  • Pour over cake