Filo Dough & Apples, Why Not?

The freezer is one of the home chef's best and most underused tools. It can store a variety of splendid items for you and if used properly can help to decrease your food budget and increase your flavor allowance! At the start of hurricane Sandy I noticed an abundance of apples in my house, however, I had just made apple pie so I preferred to avoid that. As usual, I found inspiration for something new in my freezer, in the form of filo dough! - Filo Dough & Apples, Why Not?

1 roll of filo dough, defrosted
1/2 stick of butter
4 to 5 large apples
1.5 cu cranberries
1/4 cu crown Sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice & ginger
6 cloves

Warm half of the butter and cloves in a pot until butter starts to brown, remove cloves. Add apple shreds, flour and spices; mix and let warm. Lightly paint a large baking dish with butter, add a few layers of filo. Smooth a thin layer of the apple mixture on top of the dough, add a single layer of filo. Paint with butter and layer three more pieces of filo then another layer of apples. Repeat this process until you have used all the apples then top with a few layers of filo, painted between and on top with butter. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

Bake at 350 F for 30 to 40 minutes.

I love scheming up tasty snacks, healthy or otherwise, that can use what I have around the house (most days), in the freezer and especially what is in season. Bonus points for using the Spent Grain Flour!

Bon appetit-