How To Make Spiced Apple Beggar Purses

Beggars pouches are a year round pastry delight that is as versatile as they come. This version, with cinnamon and apples, is a staple that features flavors that never go out of season. But you can do just about anything with the filling. Pears, peaches, cherries, apricots and plums are all great alternatives that you can sub in depending on what’s bountiful at the supermarket or what you have leftover in the fridge! This phyllo dough-based baked good incorporates a caramel-y apple filling with nice pops of spiced cinnamon. Then the filling is wrapped up in the dough, baked and the result is a crunchy, flaky outside and warm and gooey filling for a dessert that’s forever timeless.

Watch along with our pastry chef in this online cooking class for a tutorial on how to make spiced apple beggar purses. This all-seasons dessert has nothing but timeless flavors that work all year round!

Spiced Apple Beggar Purses

10 filo sheets
3 granny smith apples
¼ cup diced dried apricots
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon Myers dark rum
1 ½ sticks butter, melted

1. Peel and dice the apples and mix in the apricots, cinnamon and Rum. Brush the melted butter on the filo sheets one layer at a time until there are 5 stacked together. Cut into 6 ½ inch squares and spoon in the filling.
2. Pull the ends together to form the purse. Secure with butchers twine, brush with melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until golden brown in color. Cool and serve as desired.

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