|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 6 to 8|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 44g||57%|
|Saturated Fat 17g||83%|
|Total Carbohydrate 119g||43%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||23%|
|Total Sugars 24g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||2%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
If you love apple pie but don't like the fat that's often in a buttery crust, don't worry. Keep apple pie on the menu this year with this galette-style apple phyllo pie. This recipe works well with Granny Smith apples, but there are plenty of other apple options, such as Braeburn, Pink Lady, and Jonagold.
This twist on apple pie is easy enough for a weeknight dessert craving but pretty enough to serve at a dinner party or holiday gathering. And don't worry if there is also apple pie on the Thanksgiving dessert table, this galette is different enough that your diners can enjoy both.
Brushing the sheets of phyllo dough with a mix of honey and warm water rather than melted butter keeps the fat content in check. You could also use butter-flavored cooking spray instead. You'll want to slice the apples very thin and keep them a consistent shape. Another option is to add finely chopped walnuts to the apple mixture, which will add some protein and crunch to the mixture. For a fancier presentation, sprinkle some confectioners' sugar over the top of the galette right before serving. This makes for a party-worthy dessert.
Serve this pie on its own or with vanilla ice cream, frozen yogurt, or whipped cream. If you have any leftovers, it's probably easiest to keep the galette in the pie plate, cover it with plastic wrap, and store it in the fridge for a day or two. Leftovers might end up a bit soggy, but they will still taste good and can be enjoyed cold or warm.
“This easy-to-make open-faced apple pie was a unique way to use up some phyllo dough! Don’t let phyllo dough intimidate you—just be sure to keep it covered and moist and you will get the hang of working with it really quickly.” —Tracy Wilk
Gather the ingredients.
Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 350 F.
Coat a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Peel, core, and slice the apples thinly.
Combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon, and flour in a large bowl and set aside.
In a small pitcher or bowl, mix the honey with the warm water.
Stack the phyllo sheets on a clean surface. Working quickly, brush the top sheet with the honey mixture and lay on the pie plate. Push the dough into the plate, leaving the sides overhanging.
Brush the next sheet and lay it on top of the first sheet.
Brush the third layer and lay it so that the sides overhang the opposite side of the plate, making a cross shape. Do the same with the fourth sheet.
Brush the fifth sheet with honey and lay it at an angle to the other sheets, and lay the sixth sheet at the opposite angle to the fifth.
Spoon apple mixture into the pie plate, forming a large mound. Gather overhanging sides of phyllo sheets up to form a galette-style pie (where some of the fruit remains exposed in the center).
Gather overhanging sides of phyllo sheets up to form a galette-style pie (where some of the fruit remains exposed in the center).
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the pre heated oven. Serve and enjoy.
- Sprinkle confectioners' sugar on top of the pie after baking for a festive presentation.
- Add some finely chopped walnuts into the apple mixture.
How to Store
If there are any leftovers, cover tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. Eat within one or two days.
Is there a difference between phyllo dough vs. puff pastry?
Yes, there is a difference. Phyllo dough is low fat, consisting of flour, water, vinegar, and oil, while puff pastry has a lot of butter.