Phyllo Snails with Apples and Cream
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Dessert
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • One pack of phyllo, 13 to 14 phyllo sheets
  • 2 apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 ½ tbsp. sugar
  • ½ cup almonds, roasted, cut in half
  • About 1 cup of corn oil for brushing the phyllo
  • 200 gr. / 7 oz. melted margarine or butter
For the Cream
  • 625 ml / 21 fl. oz. milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp corn flour (corn starch for the US residents)
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp orange extract
For the Syrup
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • Juice of a lime or lemon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Cream
  1. Make the cream the day before.
  2. In a deep pot pour the milk, heavy cream, sugar, corn flour (corn starch for the US residents) and all-purpose flour.
  3. Whisk to dissolve the flours and turn on the stove to medium/high.
  4. When the milk starts to become hot, start to whisk until the cream starts to thicken.
  5. Remove from fire and add the margarine or butter, vanilla, orange extract and the egg yolks whisking constantly.
  6. Let it cool at room temperature put a wrap on top to cover and then place it in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  7. Take it out after the 3 hours or the day after.
  8. Whisk for a few seconds to make the cream fluffy again.
For the Phyllo Snails
  1. In a bowl add the apples, cinnamon, ground cloves, almonds, flour and sugar and mix.
  2. Put aside.
  3. Take a phyllo sheet with the shorter side towards you.
  4. Butter it slightly or oil it with corn oil.
  5. Take the side which is close to you and fold it to its opposite, just like we fold a napkin.
  6. Turn this folded phyllo so as its shorter side to be close to you.
  7. Oil it with corn oil.
  8. Take a spoonful of the apples mixture and spread it just like you see in the pictures.
  9. Fold the phyllo like a pipe and turn its edges so as to form a snail.
  10. Oil a rounded pan with diameter 30cm / 11 in.
  11. Put the phyllo snail in the pan.
  12. Do the same for the rest of the phyllo sheets.
Be careful: We put the pan in a cold oven and we turn it on at 150° C / 300° F.
  1. We bake for 50 minutes or until the snails are golden.
  2. Let them cool and make the syrup.
For the Syrup
  1. In a deep pot put all the ingredients of the syrup and bring to boil in medium/high heat.
  2. Count 5 minutes from the moment it starts to boil and remove from fire.
  3. Take out the cinnamon stick and lemon peel.
  4. While the syrup is hot pour it on top of the snails and let them soak as much as possible.
  5. When you want to serve place each snail in a dish and pour a good amount of cream on top.
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