Apples, cooked tender in a caramel sauce,are sandwiched between layers of buttery, nut-filled filo dough.
Recipe: Layered Apple Dessertwith Vanilla Ice Cream
2 large Golden Delicious apples
Peel and core apples; cut each into eighths.
In large skillet, combine 1/2 cup sugarand water. Over low heat, stir mixture until sugar dissolves,then cook, without stirring, about 15 minutes until mixture iscaramel colored.
Stir in apple slices and 1 tablespoonbutter (caramelized sugar will harden slightly, then dissolve).Cook 12 to 15 minutes or until apple is tender.
Meanwhile, prepare filo. Heat oven to300°F (150°C).
Melt remaining butter. Brush one filosheet with some butter; sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar and 2 teaspoonsalmonds over buttered filo. On top of this sheet, repeat layering,using 3 more sheets filo and the remaining butter, sugar andalmonds.
Cut out eight 3-inch rounds from layeredfilo; place in ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutesor until golden brown.
To serve, place one round of filo on eachserving plate. Top each with 2 apple slices. Place another layerfilo on top and then spoon on remaining apples. Garnish withvanilla ice cream and serve.
1/2 cup plus 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
4 tablespoons butter
4 sheets filo dough (12 x 17-inch)
8 teaspoons finely ground unblanched almonds
1 pint vanilla ice cream
Makes 4 servings.
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