When you taste these ever so light and crispy Airfryer Apple Pie Filo Pastries you will be in apple pie heaven. I wish I could hand you one right now… Thanks so much to Philips for introducing me to the Airfryer and for sponsoring this delicious recipe.
I am CRAZY in love with my new Philips Airfryer.
And I do mean CRAZY in love. Like that can’t stop thinking about, gushing about, dreaming about kind of love that hits only a few times in our lives.
Yes, it is that serious.
But this love affair almost never happened.
A couple years ago, our editor here at 5 Minutes for Mom actually reviewed the Philips Airfryer for us. When I read her review, I was jealous that I hadn’t been the one to review it.
I almost bought one myself. But I figured since I was trying to avoid eating carbs, I probably shouldn’t have the temptation to make French Fries in my house anyway.
I told myself I didn’t really NEED an Airfyer.
But I was TOTALLY wrong.
How it Happened
Fortunately fate – and a Philips PR rep – intervened and the Philips Airfryer and I finally got together.
It all started with an email asking me if I would like to use a Philips product to come up with a creative recipe to publish here at 5 Minutes for Mom.
The rep gave me a choice of a few different products. And when I looked at the list, I saw the Philips Airfryer.
I knew this was it — my chance to see what this air frying stuff was all about.
Nervous and excited, I waited for mine to arrive.
And when it did, it was better than I could have ever hoped for.
It not only makes the most perfect yam fries I could ever have dreamed of, but it can cook almost anything.
I have been creating recipes and using it almost every single day since it arrived.
The best thing about this new love affair of mine is that I don’t have to keep it all to myself. I am telling you ladies – and gentlemen – you really, really need to get a Philips Airfryer.
Trust me. You will make better yam fries than any restaurant out there. Seriously. This is life changing stuff.
How to Make Airfryer Apple Pie Filo Pastries
Okay, enough of my gushing about air frying… now let me gush about these INSANE little pockets of buttery, flaky YUM I made.
I am calling them Airfryer Apple Pie Filo Pastries because I really don’t know what to call them.
They are triangles of pastry perfection.
They will melt in your mouth and you will reach for one more, and one more, and then, hopefully, you will somehow grab some self control and put the rest away to eat the next morning before your kids find them.
At least that is what happened to me.
Although, they were so incredible I couldn’t keep them all to myself. After I made this batch to photograph, I had to phone Susan and my Mom and get them to come over. Because I am a really, really good person. And they were instantly obsessed with them too.
You should be my neighbour… I will make them for you too. What can I say? I am a giver.
Okay — so this is how you make them.
First, buy an Airfyer. LOL
But, if you DON’T have an Airfyer, you can bake these in the oven or fry them in oil. But I know I have convinced you that buying an Airfyer really should be in your immediate future.
Did I mention how FUN it is to use? It is like an easy bake oven for grown ups!
Okay, okay, back to the recipe…
Step One — Prepare Your Apple Pie Filling
How do you like to make your apple pie filling? Do you like it extra sweet with brown sugar or do you let the apples add all the sweetness?
For these apple pie pastries, you can tailor your filling to your liking. You can keep the sugar low or you can sweeten it up with some brown or granulated sugar.
If you are making your pastries in an Airfryer, make sure to FINELY slice and chop your apples.
The Airfryer cooks much faster than the oven, and so the apples must be finely cut to cook in the time it takes for the outside of the pastry to gently brown.
My daughter Olivia was helping me make this batch of Apple Pie Filo Pastries, and she insisted on adding brown sugar.
We also added some lemon juice, a couple teaspoons of tapioca flour (you can use all purpose flour or corn starch to thicken if you prefer,) a generous amount of cinnamon, and a dash of nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt.
Step Two — Assemble Your Pastries
Prepare your work station. You will need a bowl of melted butter, your apple pie filling, filo pastry, and plenty of counter space.
Unroll your thawed (or fresh) batch of filo pastry onto a clean counter, tea towel, or parchment paper. (I bought frozen filo pastry – filo from scratch is still on my one day list.)
The key to working with filo pastry is to keep the pastry covered while you work. It dries out very quickly.
So you need to cover the pastry sheets with a damp tea towel. Each time you remove a sheet of pastry, recover the remaining stack with the damp tea towel.
Place one sheet on a large piece of parchment paper.
Gently brush with butter.
Place about 1/3 cup of apple pie filling in the middle of the filo sheet, about two inches from the bottom of the sheet.
Fold up the bottom of the file sheet on top of the bottom of the apple pie filling. Then fold one third of the length of the pastry over the filling.
And then fold the other side over the filling, creating one long column of pastry.
Next, fold up the filling from the bottom to form a triangle.
And then continue to fold the filling up like you are folding a flag, stopping once or twice to brush the pastry with butter.
Once the triangle is completed folded, brush the entire triangle, front and back, with butter. Sprinkle with sugar if desired.
Step Three — Cook Your Apple Pie Pastries
Now it is time to cook your sweet, triangular pastries.
Cook two or three at a time in the Airfryer at 160*Celsius for about 6-8 minutes, making sure to check them at 4 minutes. Depending on the size of your triangles and the amount of filling, cooking time will vary. So pay close attention.
You want them to be lightly brown and the apples to be soft when pierced with a toothpick.
Allow to cool just slightly before serving. You definitely want to serve while still very warm.
You can serve with an icing glaze, a dollop of whip cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or as is.
Look at that flaky perfection… just try not to eat too many…
I could live off of these.
Airfryer Apple Pie Filo Pastries Recipe
- 3 medium to large apples - finely sliced and chopped
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsps. flour (tapioca or all purpose - or substitute with t tsp cornstarch)
- 2 tsps. cinnamon
- 2 tsps. brown sugar (optional)
- ½ tsp. nutmeg
- ½ tsp. ground cloves
- 10 sheets of filo pastry
- ¾ cup butter (melted)
- Thaw filo pastry (if frozen)
- In a bowl, mix together chopped apples, lemon juice, flour, sugar and spices
- Unroll your filo pastry onto a clean counter, tea towel, or parchment paper
- The key to working with filo pastry is to keep the pastry covered with a damp tea towel while you work. It dries out very quickly.
- Place one sheet on a large piece of parchment paper
- Gently brush with butter
- Place about ⅓ cup of apple pie filling in the middle of the filo sheet, about two inches from the bottom of the sheet
- Fold up the bottom of the file sheet on top of the bottom of the apple pie filling
- Then fold one third of the length of the pastry over the filling
- And then continue to fold the filling up like you are folding a flag, stopping once or twice to brush the pastry with butter
- Once the triangle is completed folded, brush the entire triangle, front and back, with butter.
- Sprinkle with sugar, if desired
- Cook two or three at a time in the Airfryer at 160*Celsius for about 6-8 minutes, making sure to check at 4 minutes
- Depending on the size of your triangles and the amount of filling, cooking time will vary. So pay close attention.
- Cook until lightly brown and apples are soft when pierced with a toothpick
- Allow to cool just slightly before serving. You definitely want to serve while still very warm.
- Serve with an icing glaze, a dollop of whip cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or as is.
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Written and photographed by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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