Deep Dish Dutch Apple Pie with Filo Dough Crust

Discussion in 'Desserts' started by chef willie, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've had a box of Filo Dough in the freezer for some time and wanted it gone before burn set in. I had heard of this method but never did it so off we went. I did about 6 layers of Filo in the deep dish and trimmed off the edges. I also cheated and used canned apples to speed up the process. All in all an excellent way to use up that left over Filo dough.

    raw everything

    streusel topping

    after 35 minutes

    added topping

    after another 15 minutes.....oh yeah

    6      large apples, peeled and sliced (McIntosh, Granny Smith) need 6 cups
    1 2/3 cups sour cream
    1       cup sugar
    1       large egg
    1/3   cup all purpose flour
    2      tsp vanilla extract
    1      tsp salt

    1    cup chopped walnuts
    ½   cup all purpose flour
    1    stick softened butter
    1/3 cup each of sugar and packed brown sugar
    1    tbl cinnamon

    Combine all filling ingredients in a large bowl. Combine all streusel ingredients together in another bowl until crumbly. Add the filling. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 35 minutes more. Remove pie from oven, mash filling down lightly with fork. Sprinkle streusel over the top and bake for 15 minutes more. Let the pie cool completely on a rack.
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Willie...... nice use of the dough.... was the crust multi layer flaky... sure looks good to me........

  3. That looks very, very good with the streusel topping! Was the 6 layers of filo enough?  I'm gonna hang around & hope for a sliced pic!  [​IMG]  
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Willie! My wife won't let frozen dough in the house! Thank goodness she makes a great pie crust!
  5. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    Looks pretty tasty!! I made a peach pie once with Filo for the crust using peaches off my trees. It was wonderful!!!
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2014
  6. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     Dave.....outside edges stayed nice and crispy....inside layers with the filing on top was more like regular pie dough
    Yes, 6 layers seemed plenty...but, see no reason why more wouldn't work either
    Lucky man Case.....however, nobody makes Filo dough anymore that I know
  7. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks really good Chef, so would the filling be considered more of a French apple pie, in a custard?

    For years I used Pillsbury for my crusts, My Mom made great crusts. Then I showed her Pillsbury and she quit making her own..... My bad!

    Great idea Chef. Whenever I have some philo, I make Pot-Pies.
  8. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    HI Foam.....something about that sour cream in there gives it a unique taste. Pot pies are sister told that's what she does with leftover Filo.....must try that as well. Regards....Willie
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks A Lot, Willie!!!![​IMG]

    You had to get even, didn't you!! [​IMG]

    I think I just put on 8 1/2 pounds just gazing at that Pie!!! [​IMG]

  10. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LOL.....glad to help ya out there. And I harbor no ill will towards Mrs. Bear after you posted that magnificent raspberry cream pie recipe of hers that was delicious and disappeared very quick. Hmmm, thinking of that pie makes me want another......Willie

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