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Caramel Apple Phyllo Bites & 15 Fall Apple Recipes

Today I’m sharing a simple and delicious fall recipe reminiscent of a classic caramel apple: caramel apple phyllo bites are the perfect way to celebrate apple season.

This past weekend was the “fall fair” in our little town. It’s a pretty big deal around here. Kids love all the rides on the midway, along with seeing the farm animals in the barn. There is a lively parade, and someone wins a car every year in a big draw.  Oh, and you can’t forget the giant lemonades and all that sweet cotton candy.

I always remember looking forward to getting a yummy caramel apple at the fall fair when I was a kid.  Honestly, I’m not sure if they still sell them there anymore, I don’t think I saw a single one floating around this year.  But we do have an amazing little local candy store that makes some incredible caramel apples.

I’m not generally a huge sweet-dessert fan, but I do love all things caramel. And the way that mixing caramel with apple adds that slight fresh, tart element and helps to perfectly cut the sweet of the caramel…well what more can I say?  What could be better?

Oh wait, how about adding some crisp phyllo to the mix?! Um, ya… this one is definitely worth a try…

Caramel apple phyllo bites graphic.

Today I’m joining some of my friends to share our delicious fall apple recipes with you all.  I can’t wait to give these recipes a try this apple season. Make sure to see what they are sharing at the bottom of today’s recipe post.

Even though they are such a common fruit, apples are truly one of my faves.  We are never without them in our house; the apple bowl is always full in our kitchen.  And I absolutely adore any desserts made with apple… or any fruit based dessert, really.  But the mild sweet and tart freshness of apples mixes perfectly with caramel sauce in this simple easy recipe…

A muffin tin filled with phyllo and caramel and apple bites just baked.

The bites on the wooden table.

The phyllo bites on a plate with two apples beside it.

A blue plate with the apple phyllo bites on it.

They ar super easy to whip together! Perfect for dessert after a lovely fall meal. I could see these following pork roast with yams and roasted brussel sprouts…

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Caramel Apply Phyllo Bites

Delicious phyllo pastry cups stuffed with baked apples and caramel sauce.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings -1


  • 5 sheets frozen phyllo pastry dough
  • 2 apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/8 cup butter or margarine


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  2. After the phyllo dough sheets have defrosted according to the package directions, cut the sheets into squares or rectangles large enough to sit inside and poke slightly above the muffin tray cups.

  3. Melt the butter or margarine in the microwave. Using a pastry brush, gently coat the insides of the mini cupcake/muffin tray.

  4. Layer the cut pieces of phyllo pastry into the muffin trays, 1-2 sheets thick at a time. Gently brush with margarine between layers, doing a total of about 5 layers of phyllo pastry sheets to form the base.

  5. Dollop about 1/4 tsp of caramel sauce into the bottom of each muffin cup, then top with the diced apple. Dab about another 1/4 tsp of caramel sauce on the top of each cup, and gently press the phyllo pastry sheets down onto the apple and caramel so it's still slightly open at the top. Brush with a thin layer of the butter/margarine.

  6. Place in the pre-heated oven for about 15 minutes, watching for the phyllo to crisp up and brown. Cook longer if using large muffin trays rather than the mini trays used here.

  7. Cool, then remove gently with a spoon and serve. These would be delicious with a dab of ice cream or whip cream, but are also amazing all on their own.

As I mentioned, today I’m joining some of my friends who are also sharing their fall apple recipes. To head over to their posts, simple click on the links below the images.  I’ve already spotted a few that I can’t wait to try this fall!

More Amazing Apple Recipes From My Friends…

Blogger tour of apple recipes.

Bread Pudding Recipe by Happy Happy Nester
Baked Apple Chips by Modern Glam
Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail by Craftberry Bush
The Best Apple Bread Recipe by My 100 Year Old HomeApple recipes from bloggers shown.

Cream Cheese and Spiced Apple Dessert with Homemade Caramel by Twelve on Main
Cinnamon Apple & Walnut Dutch Bread by Sincerely, Marie
Amazing Apple Crisp by Julie Blanner
Hasselback Apples by Tatertots and Jello

Various apple desserts for blogger tour.

Apple Pancakes by My Sweet Savannah
Simple Salted Caramel Baked Apple Recipe by Grace In My Space
Apple Cider Donuts with Cardamon Dipping Cream by Finding Lovely
Caramel Apple Phylo Bites by The Happy Housie

Pies, mini cakes and crisp apple recipes.

Cinnamon Spiced Apple Strudel Sundae by Pink Peppermint Design
The Best Rosemary Browned Butter Apple Pie by The Tattered Pew
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Apples by The Handmade Home
Old Fashioned Apple Dapple Cake by A Blue Nest


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