These sweet and savory appetizers are perfect for your holiday spread and are super easy to make! 😉
Typically spanakopita is made with spinach and feta, but today I am making an Americanized version that is both sweet and savory. I’ve combined spinach, apple, garlic, sweet onion, and a mixture of swiss and parmesan cheese that is to die for! Let begin…
Amy’s Apple and Spinach Pies
- 1 apple chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
- 3 large cloves of garlic minced
- 1 extra large bag of fresh spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup grated swiss cheese
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan
- 1/4 teaspoon molasses
- sea salt
- 1-2 tablespoons butter
- phyllo sheets – thawed
- olive oil
In a fry pan add a tablespoon of butter. Saute the apple and onion until soft and golden brown. Add in a half tablespoon of butter and add in the minced garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Slowly begin adding in the spinach leaves, gently rotating the cooked ones to the top of the pan. Half way through drizzle some olive oil over top and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt. Once the leaves are cooked, turn off the heat and stir in the molasses.
Add in the grated cheese and gently toss.
*Note: The phyllo dough comes in sheets and is sold in your frozen food section next to the pastry.
Next, make sure the sheets are defrosted. Lay them out – I like to use 2-3 sheets for my spanakopitas. Cut into 3 long strips. Spoon the spinach mixture onto a strip…
Fold the corner over once and then flip down creating the triangle. Work your way down the strip of dough.
Place onto a cookie sheet and brush with olive oil. Lightly sprinkle sea salt over top. Put them into a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. 🙂
These are melt-in-your-mouth amazing! I can’t wait to give these to my friends and family. I am sneaking them on the plane to NYC. Everyone loves a good spanakopita!
♥ Miss Amy