Swedish Apple Pie Rolls with Fillo

Swedish Apple Pie Fillo Rolls | All that's Jas

This recipe for crispy Swedish apple pie rolls with fillo is sponsored by The Fillo Factory.

As always, all opinions are 100%mine.

 

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If you’re running out of ideas to sweeten your Sundays after lunch, apple pie rolls with fillo are the perfect choice for you. They are not difficult to make and they don’t require great culinary abilities plus their extraordinary taste is enjoyed by everyone.

 

Apple pie is a traditional dessert to many countries so it is hard to determine where it pulls its roots. If I would guess, I’d say Eve didn’t just stop at that first apple. You tell a woman she can’t have it and she’ll tell you: watch me! 😜

 

Apples in a buttery dough, puff pastry, cake batter, or with oatmeal, pasta, and cheese, in a salad, and even in combination with alcohol are just some of the ways you can enjoy this favorite autumn fruit.🍎

 

Apple filling with cinnamon and cardamom in crispy fillo rolls.

 

In my homeland Bosnia and surrounding regions, apple pie is made using fillo dough and the apple filling is either layered between the sheets or rolled up into large rolls and spiraled like this zucchini ricotta pie, which is then sliced into portions after it’s baked.

 

They are also drenched in the sugary syrup (like baklava) which makes for some sticky mess and requires a fork. I wanted the same taste without the mess and these little apple rolls are just the perfect solution.

 

Fillo pastry is lower in carbs than traditional pie crust and a great substitute to puff pastry as well. Have you tried making pot pies with fillo? Talk about a yummy and pretty dish that is also classic comfort food!

 

You seriously need to check out the Fillo Factory’s superb pastry selection. From different thickness to the choices in organic, and whole wheat, they cover everyone’s need and ship too. I highly suggest their prime pastry.

 

On to fillo apple pie rolls

 

How to roll fillo apple pies like egg rolls.

 

 

These fillo pie rolls are folded egg roll-style but you can fold them any way you prefer. You can bake them in the oven but if you’re looking for that good ole comfort-food feel, you’ll want to fry them.  Luckily, they do not absorb the grease as fried foods tend to do, but get extra crispy and perfectly complement the soft apple filling.

 

Dust them with powdered sugar and they make an easy finger-food dessert that kids and adults alike certainly enjoy. Or if you fancy, dip them in your favorite homemade or store-bought caramel sauce.

 

Svenskar (apparently they do not like being called Swedes) are obsessed with cardamom and I can see why. In addition to cinnamon, it turned this recipe from a very good one to the ‘I should’ve made a double batch’ one. Cardamom is a staple in the Scandinavian baking pantry and it should be in yours too.

 

These little apple pie rolls with fillo pastry taste extraordinary and are so addictive, you might want to make a triple batch! They’re great for parties and holidays or as an afternoon snack.

 

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Apple Pie Rolls with Fillo

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INGREDIENTS:
Makes 12 rolls

 

  • 6 sheets of Fillo Factory organic fillo pastry, thawed
  • 2 cups peeled, cored, and diced apples (about 4 large apples)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon plain breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying

 

~ Free Tip ~

 

  • If you’re not using Fillo Factory fillo, you might need to adjust the number of sheets needed for this recipe as sizes and thickness of the sheets differ from brand to brand. I.e. if fillo is extra thin, add an extra sheet to the layers. If the sheets are on a smaller size, cut into 4 squares and add another stack.
  • There is no need to brush the layers of fillo with oil or butter as they are fried. If you wish to bake them instead, then you’ll need to brush each layer and then the tops of the rolls. Bake on 350 degrees Fahrenheit preheated oven for about 20-30 minutes or until golden brown in color.

 

 

ESSENTIALS

for Apple Pie Rolls


 

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

  1. Melt the butter in a medium-size cast iron or nonstick pan over medium heat. Add the apples, sugar, and salt. Cook, stirring, until apples are tender and the sugar is melted and gooey,
  2. Stir in, cinnamon, cardamom, and breadcrumbs. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Gently remove 6 fillo sheets from the package and keep them covered under a kitchen towel. They dry out pretty quickly, so it is important to keep them covered.
  4. Place three sheets on the clean working surface. Cut the layered sheets into half lengthwise, then each half into thirds. You want to get a total of 6 equal squares (trim the sheets if necessary).
  5. Place a heaping tablespoon of the apple filling in the middle of a fillo square (best if you turn the square so it looks diamond-shaped). Fold up bottom half and tightly fold in sides. Gently roll, then seal fold with a couple drops of water. Repeat with remaining apple mixture. (See GIF above)
  6. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil (it should reach 1″ up the side of the pan). Add the rolls and fry until golden, about one minute per side (do in batches). Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to cool slightly.
  7. Dust apple rolls with powdered sugar and serve with caramel sauce.

 

Scrumptious Swedish apple pie fillo rolls recipe.

Delicious and easy recipe for Swedish apple pie rolls with fillo pastry.

 

Apple Pie Rolls with Fillo
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Simple but scrumptious dessert with crispy layers of fillo sheets with a wonderful and easy apple pie filling.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Swedish
Servings: 12 rolls
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 6 sheets of Fillo Factory organic fillo pastry thawed
  • 2 cups peeled cored, and diced apples (about 4 large apples)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon plain breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a medium-size cast iron or nonstick pan over medium heat. Add the apples, sugar, and salt. Cook, stirring, until apples are tender and the sugar is melted and gooey,
  2. Stir in, cinnamon, cardamom, and breadcrumbs. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Gently remove 6 fillo sheets from the package and keep them covered under a kitchen towel. They dry out pretty quickly, so it is important to keep them covered.
  4. Place three sheets on the clean working surface. Cut the layered sheets into half lengthwise, then each half into thirds. You want to get a total of 6 equal squares (trim the sheets if necessary).
  5. Place a heaping tablespoon of the apple filling in the middle of a fillo square (best if you turn the square so it looks diamond-shaped). Fold up bottom half and tightly fold in sides. Gently roll, then seal fold with a couple drops of water. Repeat with remaining apple mixture. (See GIF in the post)

  6. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil (it should reach 1" up the side of the pan). Add the rolls and fry until golden, about one minute per side (do in batches). Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to cool slightly.

  7. Dust apple rolls with powdered sugar and serve with caramel sauce.

Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

  • If you're not using Fillo Factory fillo, you might need to adjust the number of sheets needed for this recipe as sizes and thickness of the sheets differ from brand to brand. I.e. if fillo is extra thin, add an extra sheet to the layers. If the sheets are on a smaller size, cut into 4 squares and add another stack.
  • There is no need to brush the layers of fillo with oil or butter as they are fried. If you wish to bake them instead, then you'll need to brush each layer and then the tops of the rolls. Bake on 350 degrees Fahrenheit preheated oven for about 20-30 minutes or until golden brown in color.

 

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40 Comment

  1. Reply
    Ron
    October 23, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Jaz, nice looking “snabb äppelstrudel med filodeg”. Oh, you’re so correct regarding our use of cardamom here in Sweden and all of Scandinavia. If they bake, every Svenska Kök (kitchen) pantry will have kardemumma (cardamom) and kanel (cinnamon) as well as many other needed ingredients. With that said, the recipe we use doesn’t use cardamom and includes raisins, but I like the idea of using cardamom and will give you recipe a try.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 23, 2018 at 8:00 am

      Hi Ron, thanks for that piece of information. 🙂 Our (Bosnian) traditional apple fillo pie is also made with raisins plus walnuts. So delicious! But my family is not crazy about raisins and rules are for suckers (so they say, ha). Hope your week is going great so far! x

  2. Reply
    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    October 24, 2018 at 3:17 am

    These look incredible! I love the contrast of the soft filling with the crunchy filo. The filling flavours sound perfect for Autumn. I’ll pin for later xx Maria

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 24, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      Many thanks, Maria! It’s an explosion of textures and flavors. 😀

  3. Reply
    Amy
    October 25, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    What a fun little dessert. Thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 26, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      Many thanks! x

  4. Reply
    thecottagemarket
    October 26, 2018 at 5:16 am

    OMG Jas… these LOOK amazing!!!!! It’s 5:14 am here in New Jersey and I WANT one now lol!!!! You know you are very bad for a diet lol!!! These are sooooooo getting made this weekend! Hugs!!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 26, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      Sorry (#notsosorry)! I’m so happy you like them, they are truly super delicious! The cardamom is so great with apples! xx

  5. Reply
    Life Diet Health
    October 26, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Oh Jas these look and sound absolutely amazing – what fantastic photos too! I could just eat these right now! I know the boys would love these! Thanks for bringing to Fiesta Friday.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 26, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      Glad you like them, Laurena! They are easy and fun to make and even more fun to eat 😉 xx

  6. Reply
    Becky Ellis
    October 26, 2018 at 9:03 am

    I wish I had some of these to enjoy with my tea this morning. They look amazing!!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 26, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      😀 I wish you had them too! Hugs

  7. Reply
    Becky Ellis
    October 26, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Shared your recipe on Facebook. Do you recommend a particular brand of caramel sauce?

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 26, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you so much! I have Smucker’s brand on hand and it’s pretty tasty.

  8. Reply
    Julie
    October 28, 2018 at 6:08 am

    Oh my word, these look amazing. pinning.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 31, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you much, Julie! 🙂

  9. Reply
    helenfern
    October 28, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Oh Jas – these look and sound absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – hope your week is fabulous!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 31, 2018 at 9:39 pm

      Many thanks, Helen! We inhaled them within minutes, lol.

  10. Reply
    Patti @ Pandora's Box
    October 28, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Wow…I think I just drooled a little – these look delish and I wish I had one right now

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 31, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      Haha, thanks for the giggle, Patti! Trust me, one wouldn’t be enough. 😉

  11. Reply
    Jhuls
    October 29, 2018 at 3:19 am

    These look so heavenly, Jas!! I would like to have some right now. Oh my, my tummy sees what my eyes see – my tummy starts growling! Hahaha! Thanks for sharing and happy Fiesta Friday! x

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 31, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      LOL, Jhuls! Our tummies are nothing but trouble! Thank you so much for stopping in! xx

  12. Reply
    Lee MacArthur
    October 29, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Looks like individual apple strudels. I’d put these in with lunch for dessert.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 31, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      And you could, because they’re not greasy. 😀 Thank you for stopping in!

  13. Reply
    Alice V-DIYerfy
    October 29, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    I’ve used Fillo for a strawberry pastry. Come out nice and flaky. This recipe sounds delicious.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 31, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      Fillo is my favorite pastry to work with. Look around the blog for fillo, you’ll find more unique recipes :). Thanks for visiting!

  14. Reply
    Jacqueline
    October 30, 2018 at 12:10 am

    This looks DIVINE!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 31, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      Hi, Jacqueline! I’m so happy you like them 😀 xx

  15. Reply
    Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
    October 30, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    GIVE ME ALL THE FILLO ROLLS! These look just amazing, and I never would have thought to include cardamom in my apple pie spice mix—I’ll definitely be trying that! And that dipping sauce…YUM!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 31, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      Haha! Thank you, dear Michelle! 😀 I don’t think I’ll ever not use cardamom in my apple spice mix. It’s soooo good! xx

  16. Reply
    photofilloLauren
    October 31, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Oh so YUM! I made them over the weekend with all our apples from the local farm stands. Fried in canola oil as that was all I had on hand. They were not greasy or oily. Just couldn’t stuff them in fast enough. Thanks for the recipe!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 31, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      So happy you liked them! I love the contrast of the soft filling and crunchy fillo. Thanks for giving them a try! xx

  17. Reply
    Mary-The Boondocks Blog
    October 31, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Jas we just went to Astoria the other day to get phyllo. Can you believe they don’t sell it everywhere and where they do it is overpriced. I bought a whole lot of boxes and this recipe is going on the to do list for sure.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 31, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      As a real Greek woman, you should make your own, lol. JK! Our local Whole Foods carries the organic Fillo Factory brand. They are based in NJ so it should be available there more than here. Besides, I can’t recommend their fillo enough. My honest opinion! I wouldn’t even consider making these with Athens brand fillo. I have nothing against them, but their fillo is super thin and it doesn’t work with all my recipes. 🙂

  18. Reply
    Beverly
    November 2, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    These look delicious, Jas and I always learn something new when I visit you. I’ve got some items to put on my grocery list! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. I’ll be featuring your apple pie fillo rolls at tomorrow’s party. Hope to see you there!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 3, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you so much, Beverly! It’s always an honor and I’m so happy you like it. XX

  19. Reply
    Sandra Garth
    November 3, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    So happy that I have fillo dough in the freezer, these look amazing! Thanks for sharing with us again at Celebrate Your Story.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 3, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      Thank you, Sandra! I hope you’ll try it because I know you’ll love it! x

  20. Reply
    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    November 13, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Your little apple desserts sound delicious. I’ve pinned it and can’t wait to give them a try.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 13, 2018 at 10:45 pm

      Many thanks, Karen! That made my day ❤

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