Apple-Feta Phyllo Pies

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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Apples and cheese have been a favorite combination in American cooking for many years. This is nothing new. But let’s give it a Greek twist by adding apples and feta to this apple-feta pie using phyllo for the crust. These mini’s pies are made by layering phyllo squares into free-form hand pies. Easy and handy for ballgames, parties or picnics. I added pepito seeds for the topping (pumpkin seeds) adding an autumnal crunch to the dessert.

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Frieda’s was kind enough to send me four heirloom varieties of apples. Check out the names above and look for them in your local stores, a reminder how smacking- good these fresh heirloom apples can be!

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I served my pies warm from the oven , um….

or serve at room temperature for more of the cheesy feta taste…

Apple-Feta Phyllo Mini Pies
 
These hand pies can be filled with an array of fruits, but apple with feta bring a new Greek twist to these mini-sized desserts.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ½ pound phyllo dough, defrosted
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 3 apples, cored and sliced ⅛ inch-thin (I didn't peel mine)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅛ cup cinnamon
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup pepito seeds
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter and set aside.
  2. Place one sheet of phyllo on a flat surface. Butter.
  3. Add one later at a time, buttering each layer until you have three buttered sheets.
  4. Cut phyllo in six pieces. Once down the center from top to bottom. And in thirds side to side.
  5. On a greased sheet pan place one square and add apple slices in a circular motion in the center, overlapping slightly. Repeat for remaining 5.
  6. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Add crumbled feta on top of each pie.
  8. Sprinkle with pepito seeds.
  9. Fold the phyllo around the edges of the pie.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees with 20-25 minutes.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Frieda’s did not pay me to write this post. This is my recipe and content.

© 2013, Mary Papoulias-Platis. All rights reserved.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lizthechef

These look fabulous!

2 Laura @ Family Spice

Oh, yum! I love that you added feta to these hand pies!

3 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Thanks Liz! Feta is the inspiration on these Friday posts!

4 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Laura, feta and apples who have guessed they go together! But, they actually make that nice salty-sweet combo!

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