Small Serving of Yummy Apple Pie Samosa

These apple pie samosas or parcels are quite fast to put together and use a tart apple, such as a Granny Smith here in Australia - or a green apple.

The combination of apples and cream is another delectable one!

This is another recipe that you don't end up with enough food to "feed an army", and that is what I concentrate on mainly in my recipes.  Who wants to eat the same meal over and over!  With many of my recipes, quantities are for 2 or 3 so if you are alone, you can freeze one, or if there are just two of you at home, it is convenient and no wastage, and no eating the same meal several times!

I mostly use coconut sugar in my baking as this is a natural product, unrefined and much healthier than ordinary processed sugar.

These parcels are, in comparison to a lot of desserts, a fairly low calorie treat and perfect if you need something to stop the sweet cravings.  I have added cream as cream is one of my weaknesses however they are still very nice without the cream.

It is also a good way to get apples into your diet.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 6-8 samosas

Ingredients
3 cooking apples
50 g sugar (I used coconut sugar)
1 tsp mixed ground spice
60 g sultanas
4 sheets Filo pastry
30 g melted butter or low fat spread

Instructions
Heat the oven to 200°C/180° fan forced.

Peel, core and chop the apples into pieces. In a small saucepan, mix the apples, sugar, mixed spice and sultanas and  1 tbsp of water.

Cook for about 5-6 minutes, or until the apples have softened.  Stir a few times whilst cooking.

Allow the apples to cool slightly.

Meanwhile, microwave the butter, and cut the Filo sheets into three length-ways, and brush lightly between each layer, with the melted butter.  Remember, when working with filo, to keep it covered with a damp cloth or it can dry out.

Place a spoonful of the apple filling at the top of each strip.

Roll the first bit of the pastry slightly, and then fold over and over to form triangular parcels.

Place them on a baking tray that has baking paper on it.

Bake these little morsels for 15-20 minutes until crisp and golden.

If you want a slightly lower calorie dessert, you could serve with a plain low-fat yogurt, however I served them with cream.

But, they are still nice on their own, and great in lunch boxes, or as an after school snack, or with afternoon cup of coffee.

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