Apple and Pecan Blossoms

Yesterday was another celebration, St. Nikola. Long time tradition for that particular day is to prepare dishes without any dairy or meat using mostly fresh vegetables, fish, dry fruits and nuts.
I wanted to make nice dessert perfect for this occasion or any other time when we need to skip milk or eggs in dessert recipes which is very rare.
Looking in my freezer I noticed that I have phyllo dough and puff pastry. I started from there.
For the filling I chose beautiful Fuji apples, pecans , orange zest, brown sugar and cinnamon.
Here is a step by step recipe for this absolutely incredible dessert.

Apple and Pecan Blossoms

You will need:

2 squares puff pastry
5 phyllo dough sheets
2 medium Fuji apples
4 oz pecans
1/4 light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 small bag vanilla sugar
small organic orange-for orange zest
lemon juice, for the taste
1 teaspoon Smart balance light for pastry brush-phyllo dough

Preheat oven to 400F.
Thaw the dough on the room temperature for 20 minutes.

Prepare the filling.
Core and cut the apples in smaller cubes and put then in the bowl.
Add orange zest and lemon juice.

Ground pecans.

Add pecans, brown sugar, vanilla sugar and cinnamon to the apple mixture. Set aside.

Take the 12 cup muffin pen.
Each round cover with piece of puff pastry and then add the layer of phyllo dough.

Fill every round with pecan filling.

Cover prepared and filled blossoms with another layer of phyllo dough.

Using pastry brush glaze edges of blossoms for the nice finishing color.
Bake blossoms for 16-20 minutes.

Place dessert on the nice serving dish. Wonderful if served still warm.
Fantastic texture, crunch and aroma of pecans and apples and still very festive… perfect dessert for parties and gatherings.

1 Serving, 1 Apple Pecan Blossom has:

Calories 90
Total fat 8%
Saturated fat 1%
Cholesterol 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3%
Dietary Fiber 6%
Protein 2g
Sodium 0%

Apples are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They are also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C.
Pecans are very low in Cholesterol and Sodium, very good source of Manganese.

Apple and Pecan Blossoms
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4 comments

  1. I think this is a very pretty dessert! I love the name of the recipe too. I like that you add nutrition information, I find it interesting to know what I’m eating. šŸ™‚

    1. Kristi, you are absolutely right!
      I have to assure you that whatever I make I am trying to develop sensible results-always:)
      Sorry I missed info on blossoms, because of lot’s of work(cooking & baking) when I write …I realize what time it is:)
      So let’s see, approximately 1 serving 1 blossom has:
      Calories 90
      Total fat 8%
      Saturated fat 1%
      Cholesterol 0%
      Total Carbohydrate 3%
      Dietary Fiber 6%
      Protein 2g
      Sodium 0%
      Hope this will help,
      Thank you!

  2. Wow Irena, what a wonderful use of phyllo dough…
    We had wonderful day on St. Nicholas, full of great memories for sure. Thanks for sharing these little beauties!

  3. Thank you Sandra, I know this time of the year is very special, celebrations and food…I love holidays and entertaining:)

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