STREAMING NOW: Taste in Translation

Phyllo-Topped Apple Pie

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Posted by request. From the book "The Best-Ever Pastry Cookbook." Unusual take on apple pie, but perhaps the perfect solution for the crust-challenged.”
1 pie

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel, core and dice apples.
  2. Place them in a saucepan with sugar and lemon zest.
  3. Drizzle the lemon juice over.
  4. Bring to a boil, stirring well and then cook for 5 minutes or until apples are soft.
  5. Stir in the golden raisins and cinnamon.
  6. Pour mixture into a 5 cup pie dish.
  7. Level top with a spoon and let cool.
  8. Preheat oven to 350F.
  9. Place a pie funnel in the center of the fruit.
  10. (alternately, insert several pieces of macaroni or penne pasta.) The function of this is to let the steam that builds up under your crust vent.
  11. Brush each sheet of phyllo with melted butter then scrunch up loosely and place over fruit to cover.
  12. Bake 20-30 minutes until crust is golden.
  13. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with custard or ice cream if desired.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a