Not only does this look wonderful but tastesgreat. A treat for any day of the week.
Recipe: Apple Strudel Cups
2 (12-ounce) packages frozen escallopedapples 1 tablespoon almond liqueur (optional) 2/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon apple pie spice 15 sheets frozen phyllo pastry, thawed 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted 1 container Ice Cream Stars* Confectioner’s (powdered) sugar Caramel Sauce: 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar 3/4 cup whipping cream 1 pinch salt 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Place 2 packages of escalloped applesin microwave. Microwave at HIGH power 9 to 12 minutes; allowto stand 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in almond liqueur, if desired.
Position knife blade in food processorbowl. Combine almonds, 1/4 cup sugar, and apple spice in foodprocessor; process until almonds are finely ground.
Stack phyllo sheets on a flat surface.Cut each into 4 (6-inch) squares. Discard trimmings. Place 1phyllo square on flat surface. Keep remaining squares coveredwith plastic wrap until ready to use. Brush phyllo square withmelted butter; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon almond mixture. Repeatprocedure 3 times, stacking and rotating each square slightly.Brush 1 phyllo square with butter. Place square, buttered sidedown, on top of stack, rotating square slightly. (You will nowhave a stack of 5 squares.) Place stack in a greased muffin panforming a cup. Repeat procedure using remaining phyllo squares,melted butter and nut mixture.
Bake phyllo cups at 375°F (175°C)for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven, andlet cool in pan 10 minutes. Carefully remove from pan, and placeon serving plates. Fill each phyllo cup with apples just beforeserving. Drizzle with Caramel Sauce, and serve with Ice CreamStars. Dust with confectioner’s sugar.
For Caramel Sauce: Melt butter in a largesaucepan over medium heat. Add sugar, whipping cream, and salt;cook, stirring constantly with a wire whisk, until smooth. Removefrom heat, and stir in vanilla. Cool completely, stirring occasionally.
Makes 12 servings.
*Or substitute with scoops of vanilla icecream.
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