Apples Baked In Phyllo

Never baked with phyllo dough? Friends and family will love how special these Apples Baked In Phyllo are. You’ll love what a simple recipe it is to make.

Offer me a baked good with an apple filling, and I’m putty in your hands.

I LOVE a good apple tart, apple crisp, apple turnovers, apple dumplings. You could say I pretty much anything that has a buttery crust with an apple pie filling.

I know some people consider anything baked with an apple mixture as either a 4th of July dish (think Classic Apple Pie) or a fall flavor to savor. But I think they’re delicious any time of year!

What makes this recipe so appealing? It has to be the seemingly “special” nature of using phyllo dough. (Sometimes you see it referred to as filo dough.) Phyllo has a “fancy” feel to it, but it’s actually quite easy to work with. Just be sure you’ve given it plenty of time to thaw. Otherwise, it will tear as you’re working with it.

Also of note: while this recipe uses a firm Granny Smith apple, you could also use your favorite kind of apple, including my favorite apple to eat out-of-hand — Honeycrisp apples.

No matter when you make these or what type of apple you use, I’m sure you’ll enjoy them!

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apples baked in phyllo

Apples Baked In Phyllo

  • Author: Regan Jones, RD
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


Never baked with phyllo dough? Friends and family will love how special these Apples Baked In Phyllo are. You’ll love what a simple recipe it is to make.


  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 3 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 8 phyllo dough sheets, thawed to room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, plus more for topping
  • Vanilla ice cream


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. Peel, halve, and core the apples. Place on prepared baking sheet, and sprinkle lightly and evenly with some of the brown sugar mixture.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes; remove from oven. Let cool while preparing sheets of phyllo.
  5. Cut phyllo sheets in half lengthwise, reserving 4 sheets per half of apple.
  6. In a small bowl, stir together maple syrup and pecans; set aside.
  7. Place 1 half sheet of phyllo dough on a large cutting board or clean work surface. Using a pastry brush, gently brush phyllo with some of the butter. Sprinkle evenly with some of the brown sugar mixture. Top with another half sheet of phyllo dough, and repeat process with butter and brown sugar mixture. Continue repeating process until 4 half sheets of phyllo have been layered, brushed with butter, and sprinkled with some of the brown sugar mixture. Spoon some of the pecan mixture in center of the stacked half sheets phyllo. Place baked apple, rounded side up, over prepared stack of phyllo. Gently overlap diagonal corners on top of the apple. (Secure with wooden picks, if needed.)
  8. Repeat entire process with baked apples, remaining phyllo sheets, butter, and brown sugar mixture.
  9. Brush all phyllo wrapped apples with remaining butter and sprinkle with remaining brown sugar mixture.
  10. Bake in preheated oven until phyllo is golden brown and sugar is caramelized, 15 to 20 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven, and let cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
  12. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and additional chopped pecans.
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 apple
  • Calories: 300
  • Sugar: 22 g
  • Sodium: 165 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 3 g

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