Pear and Apple Phyllo Crisp

I know what you’re thinking: pears and apples? Shouldn’t this recipe be posted in the fall, not late spring?! I will admit that it’s not seasonally appropriate, but here’s the truth: my phyllo dough was about to expire and had to be used! When the scents of apple and cinnamon filled my apartment, I closed my eyes and *almost* thought it was October.

Pear and Apple Phyllo Crisp
Recipe source: Martha Stewart
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1/2 cup pecans, toasted and finely chopped
1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/4 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling
6 sheets frozen phyllo dough (11-1/2 x 15 inches each), thawed
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
3 small firm pears (Forelle or Seckel)
2 Granny Smith apples (peeled is best, but I was too lazy to do that step!)

1. Preheat oven to 400F with a rack in the top position. Combine pecans, breadcrumbs, sugar, and cinnamon.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment and top with 1 phyllo sheet. Brush phyllo all over with butter and sprinkle pecan mixture evenly over top. Repeat 4 times. Top with remaining phyllo sheet and brush with all but 2 Tablespoons of the butter.
3. Slice pears and apples 1/8-inch thick; discard seeds. Arrange pear and apple slices in a single layer on phyllo, leaving space between fruit and 1/4-inch border around edges. Brush fruit with reserved 2 Tablespoons butter. Sprinkle with sugar, and dust with cinnamon. Bake, rotating sheet halfway through, until phyllo is golden brown and fruit is soft — about 28-32 minutes. Let cool slightly, cut into 8 pieces.

  • Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies - May 24, 2011 - 12:20 pm

    Annie, it’s so beautiful. SO beautiful. I don’t care if it’s seasonally appropriate, it’s appropriate to be in mah belly.ReplyCancel

  • Annie - May 24, 2011 - 1:07 pm

    Aww, thanks, hun! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jen of My Tiny Oven - May 24, 2011 - 5:18 pm

    This looks so amazing! So pretty, and it looks super tasty too!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - May 24, 2011 - 6:53 pm

    Thank you, Jen!ReplyCancel

  • Sues - May 24, 2011 - 7:57 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful and I would totally eat it all year round :)ReplyCancel

  • Annie - May 24, 2011 - 10:21 pm

    Thanks, Sues!ReplyCancel

  • Lori @ RecipeGirl - May 27, 2011 - 6:42 pm

    New to your site. Your photos and treats are gorgeous :)ReplyCancel

  • Maria - May 27, 2011 - 6:46 pm

    Gorgeous dessert!ReplyCancel

  • The Fillo Factory - May 27, 2011 - 6:49 pm

    Hi Annie,

    We were happily surprised when one of our Twitter friends, @RecipeGirl, recommended your baking blog–and the most recent post just so happened to involve fillo dough! We just had to comment to say “hello.” :)

    Your pear and apple crisp is gorgeous and your photography is magnificent! Thank you for sharing this recipe. Have you ever tried our fillo? It’s vegan, kosher, and also comes in organic varieties. If you’re interested you can view most of our line on our Facebook page, where we hope to highlight your blog in the near future.

    We’re glad to have stumbled upon your blog and looking forward to reading more from you!

    Best wishes,
    The Fillo Factory

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