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4.5 from 2 votes

Baklava baked apples

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Middle East
Servings: 4 people
Author: Amira

Ingredients

  • 4 apples I’ve used red delicious.
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecan.
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios.
  • 3 Tablespoons honey.
  • 3-4 sheets of phyllo dough.
  • 3 Tablespoon unsalted butter.

Add ons:

  • 1 Tablespoon orange blossom water or
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom.
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon.

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • In a pan over medium heat melt 1 tablespoon of butter then add both walnuts and pistachios, stir for 3 minutes until lightly roasted.
  • Remove from heat then add honey and whatever add-ons you want.
  • Core the apples leaving enough at the base for the filling.*
  • Fill each apple with the nut mixture and pressing firmly.**
  • Add the apples to a wide enough pan to hold them all and pour about a cup of water to the bottom of the pan.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the apples are soft but not mushy.
  • Meanwhile, shred the phyllo dough then add the remaining butter to a pan over medium heat. Add the shredded phyllo and stir until the pieces turn golden brown.
  • Sprinkle shredded phyllo on top of the apples and drizzle with some honey.
  • Serve immediately with the remaining phyllo and filling on the side.
  • Enjoy!!

Notes

* I cored mine a little wider to get more space for the filling. You can either eat the apple pieces that you will get off or do as I did and add them to the filling. ** I’ve made extra filling, almost used half of the amount, so I can serve them to the side and they were great specially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.