Caramel Apple Pie Bundles

Ingredients
(makes 2)

2 Granny Smith Apples

1/4  cup Sugar

1 tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar 

2 teaspoons Flour

1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon

Pinch Salt

Pinch Nutmeg

1 teaspoon Lemon Juice

4 Phyllo Pastry Sheets

1/4 cup Butter~melted

10-15 Caramels~melted

1/8 cup Heavy Whipping Cream


Directions

1.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.
Peel the apples, cut them into thin slices and place in a bowl. Add the sugars, flour, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Mix together. (Recipe change~I ended up cutting the apples in half to make a nicer fit for the bundle.)

3. Melt the caramels in a double boiler, or if you don't have one, use a pot on top of another pot with water in it. Once the caramels are melted, heat the heavy whipping cream in the microwave or in another small pot on the stove. It does not have to be as warm as the caramel, but it should be heated. I put mine in the microwave for 15 seconds. Add the cream to the caramel a little at a time. Mix together by stirring until it is fully incorporated. Test the drizzle consistency, and if you need more, add it, but a little at a time.

4.Unroll four pieces of phyllo sheets from the package. Cut in half. Use four half pieces for each bundle. Start by spreading the melted butter on the bottom of each stack of four. As you spread the butter, add the next piece of phyllo and do the same again. You will end up with two stacks of dough with 4 pieces in each one. Stack some of the apples on the top sheet in the middle of the dough. Cut the top 2-3 inches of the phyllo from the sheets, and set aside.

5. I put the bundles in these small pie pans. They would also fit in to a large cupcake pan. They will bake just fine on a cookie sheet also. Use the small piece of phyllo and a small leaf cookie cutter to cut out a phyllo leaf. Attach it with a dab of butter to the neck of the package. Bake for 15-20 minutes. After that I kept checking it at 5 minutes intervals until it had the degree of crisp and brown that I was looking for. It took about 30 minutes total.

6. Remove from oven. Swirl some of the melted caramel onto the center of a small dessert plate. Drizzle caramel over the Caramel Apple Pie Bundles.

7. Enjoy!

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