6 Golden Delicious apple 6 Granny Smith apples 2 tb unsalted butter 6 tb sugar 1/2 ts cinnamon Nut Mixture: 2 1/ 2 c walnuts, chopped 1/2 c sugar 1/2 ts Grated lemon peel 1/2 ts cinnamon 24 Sheets phyllo dough 1/2 c unsalted butter, melted 2 tb Plain dry bread crumbs 2 tb Honey
Apples give a distinctive twist to this traditional Greek dessert. Sauteing
them first to let the water evaporate ensures a crisp crust. Prep time: 1
hour plus cooling Baking time: 35 to 40 minutes Apple Layer: Peel and slice
Apples. Melt butter in Dutch oven over high heat. Add Apples, sugar and cinnamon; cook, stirring occasionally, until Apples are tender and juices are evaporated, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool. Nut Mixture: Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Preheat oven to 400^F. Trim phyllo sheets to 13x9-inch rectangles; cover with plastic wrap. Brush 13x9-inch metal baking pan with butter. Place 1 phyllo sheet in pan and brush with some of the melted butter
butter. Spread Apple mixture on top; repeat layering with 6 more phyllo sheets and butter. Sprinkle remaining nut mixture on top; sprinkle with bread crumbs and layer with the 6 remaining phyllo sheets and butter. With sharp knife, cut lengthwise through pastry and filling into 1 1/2 inch-wide strips, then cut diagonally at 2-inch intervals to make diamonds. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden. Drizzle Honey on top and bake 5 minutes more. Cool in pan on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped or Ice cream.
Makes 12 serving