Autumn is upon us with a cool pie bite in the air. The onset of winter in India means gorging on decadent desserts cooked in sugar or sugar syrup that is the bane for diabetics and the health conscious. Instead of staring hungrily into people’s plates as the gorge on halwas and jalebis, we bring you a healthy fruit-based recipe that is sure to have your guests and you begging for more.
- Apples (finely chopped into small pieces) 4
- Kaloree1 tablets (crushed and coarsely powdered) 8 tablets
- Lemon juice 1 tbsp
- Ground cinnamon 1 tsp
- Vanilla extract ½ tsp
- Salt 1/8 tsp
- Nutmeg 1/8 tsp
- Water, divided 1 cup
- Cornstarch 3 tbsp
- Mini phyllo shells 15
- Whipped cream to garnish
- Take a medium – sized saucepan, pour ½ a cup of water into it and add the chopped apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, lemon juice and vanilla extract to it.
- Mix all the ingredients in the saucepan together, cover with the lid and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the apples have softened.
- Stir the mixture frequently. Lower the heat if the apples begin to stick to the bottom.
- Take a small bowl and add ½ a cup of water to it. Add the cornstarch to the water and mix together till the cornstarch dissolves.
- Add the cornstarch mixture to the apple mixture in the saucepan and stir.
- Continue cooking and stirring the mixture till it has thickened.
- Let the filling cool down to room temperature.
- Place the phyllo shells on a flat surface and spoon the apple mixture into them.
- Sprinkle the crushed Kaloree1 tablets over it according to taste.
- Garnish the filled phyllo shells with whipped cream and sprinkle a little cinnamon.
- Serve immediately to prevent the phyllo shells from becoming soft.