Phyllo Cluster Apple Tarts
- Portion size: 4
This recipe makes 4 servings
|Per serving: about||-|
|total fat||11 g|
|sat. fat||1 g|
Use firm pie apples, such as Northern Spy, Ida red or Golden Delicious, for the best texture.
- 4 4appleapples
- 3 tbsp 3tbspliquid honey
- 1/2 tsp 1/2tspcinnamon
- 1/2 tsp 1/2tspgrated lemon rind
- 3 3sheets phyllo pastry
- 2 tbsp 2tbspcanola oil
- 3 tbsp 3tbspsliced almondalmonds, toasted
Peel and slice apples. In large nonstick skillet, bring apples, 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, honey, cinnamon and lemon rind to simmer over medium heat; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool.
Lay 1 sheet of phyllo on work surface, keeping remainder covered with damp tea towel; brush lightly with oil. Repeat twice, using all but about 1 tsp (5 mL) of the oil. Using sharp knife, cut into quarters. Gently push each into large muffin cup, separating layers to ruffle edges.
Divide apple mixture among cups; sprinkle with almonds. Brush remaining oil over ruffled edges of phyllo. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until pastry is light golden, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly on rack. Serve warm.
Additional information : An average slice of apple pie has 450 calories and 22 grams of fat. These spiced apples nestled in crisp phyllo pastry have only 265 calories and 11 grams of fat, of which only 1 gram is saturated.
Source : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2004; Best Recipes Ever, weekdays at 3pm on CBC TV