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Apple Filo Pastry

Easy Apple Filo Dessert


Apple Filo Pastry

Spring is a cause for celebration, a celebration of new life and a burst of warmth in the air to cheer everyone’s spirits. We have been unwell for a few weeks with colds and niggly little bugs. The appearance of the Spring sunshine, right on cue, is very welcome.  Celebrations in this house are always accompanied with food and this recipe is a good one to have tucked up your sleeve for unexpected guests, or just as a treat for the family. You can easily substitute the ingredients in this recipe with things that you have in the pantry. I enjoy the combination of coconut and apple and I prefer to use canberries rather than sultanas as I find them to be less sugary. I also like the little burst of colour that they add.

  • Serves: 4-6
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 3 Granny Smith apples peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon of shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons of dried cranberries
  • zest of 1 lemon – grated or finely chopped
  • 30 grams of pecan nuts chopped
  • 1/2 packet of filo pastry – defrosted
  • 60 grams of butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon of icing sugar and 1/2 a teaspoon of ground cinnamon


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl – except the pastry and the butter
  2. Mix to combine the ingredients
  3. On a baking tray lined with baking paper – Lay out one sheet of filo pastry and brush with some melted butter over the sheet then add another sheet – continue until there are about 6 or 7 sheets of filo layered
  4. To the edge closest to you add the apple mix in a thick strip
  5. Roll the pastry away from you over the apple mixture to create a log. Brush the top of the log with butter
  6. Bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes until golden
  7. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes then slice
  8. Serve with natural yoghurt and sprinkle the top with a dusting of icing sugar mixed with cinnamon if desired

This post is linked to Veggie Mama’s Meatless Monday. Not really a meal, but good enough to forget about dinner if you were to start on this first!
















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{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Christie @ Fig & Cherry September 3, 2012, 8:39 am

    We are a fan of dried cranberries in our house too! Agree that a packet of chilled filo or frozen shortcrust pasty is very handy to have around for last minute dessert!

  • Nic@diningwithastud September 5, 2012, 9:52 am

    Love the coconut and cranberries. The possibilities are endless 🙂 how yum!

    • Kyrstie September 10, 2012, 9:43 pm

      Thanks Nic, yes I would like to try some of the stone fruits when they come into season

  • Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit September 6, 2012, 1:36 pm

    This looks incredible! I love that there’s no added sugars. I’m going to have to try this out for sure 🙂

    • Kyrstie September 10, 2012, 9:42 pm

      Hi Ali, thanks for reading and for your comment. Glad you like it 🙂

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