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Apple Phyllo Cigars

I have part of my kitchen to work in, so I thought I would make some Apple phyllo cigars.
I had some apples on hand, phyllo sheets and caramel topping.
I would double this recipe.


1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 Gala apples or Fuji, peeled, cored and diced
small pinch of salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon cornstarch
4 sheets of phyllo dough
cooking spray


In a small bowl, stir together the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, toss the apples with 1 Tablespoon of the sugar mixture.  Saute until the apples are tender, about 4 minutes.
In a small cup, mix together the lemon juice, water and cornstarch.
Stir into apples and cook for another 30 seconds, or until thickened.
Remove from heat and let cool.

When ready to assemble the cigars, heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Evenly stack 4 sheets of phyllo dough.  With a paring knife, slice the stack in half lengthwise.  Remove one half sheet from the stack and cover the rest with a damp towel.
Place the piece of phyllo dough in front of you and spoon 1 tablespoon of the apple filling across one of the short ends.
Spritz the dough lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with
about 1/2 teaspoon of the reserved sugar mixture.

Starting with the apple end, roll up the pastry sheet to create a log,
with the apples in the middle.  Place the cigar on the baking sheet. seam side down.
Repeat with the remaining apple filling, sugar mixture and pastry sheets.
Spray the tops of the cigars lightly with the cooking spray and
sprinkly with a bit more of the sugar mixture.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.
Serve warm with caramel sauce or room temperature.

 Enjoy these babies.  They are easy!

My radiation treatments are coming to an end by August 29th.
I will be so relieved, because I  am really suffering.  I know it will take awhile to get rid of the burning side effects.  Radiation just doesn't stop!
I am looking forward to healing.  The next item is my thyroid cancer.  One thing at a time.

Thank you as always.  Love you all bunches.....xoxo

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  1. I know you will be relieved when the treatments are over. The apple cigars look so good. My youngest and I just learned we have to go gluten free! We are going to have to get creative as we both love to cook and bake.

  2. I think of you all the time. I am so excited that radiation is nearing the end. It sure can take a lot out of you! Talk to you soon!

  3. Oh boy those look too good!
    I hope your these last treatments will go along quickly. Time to heal after that.
    Hugs, Liz

  4. These look wonderful, so perfect for the season coming up! Glad this phase is coming to an end. xo

  5. These look and sound great Linda! I've never used phyllo dough kind of intimidates me. You say this is an easy recipe so maybe I will give it a try. I think of you often and I'm always sending healing wishes your way. Be well!

  6. These look and sound so good! Thanks for sharing, I love to get new, yummy and fast recipes.

    I was just thinking today that your radiation must be almost done..yippee! You will be good as new before you know it. xo

  7. Oh yum!!! So glad you feel like baking!!! These look wonderful....

    Thinking of you and sending you hugs and get well prayers....cleo

  8. I've never heard of phyllo dough! That looks really good.

    Yay, I'm glad your radiation treatments are coming to an end. Can't be soon enough for you though, I bet. I hope the rest of your treatments go well.

  9. Dear Linda, Just wanted you to know that I have been following along every step of the way and thinking about you and keeping you in my prayers. My daughter just started her chemo for breast cancer and had her first treatment last week. You have inspired us and I thank you for that. This is one tough road. xo Kristen

  10. Oh my gosh, these look so delicious! I like anything with caramel and wrap it in pastry ... I'm done!

  11. Good morning, Linda! You are getting ready for fall now, with these delicious apple recipes! It was a great summer, but I'm looking forward to fall. And your treatments are almost over!!!! You are so right; take one thing at a time. So good to hear you are almost done with this round of radiation. I was enjoying myself over at your link to your CLOGGING SITE! WHAT FUN! I used to tap dance along with Flamenco, jazz, a little ballet and musical theatre production. YOU LOOK GREAT! I also looked at photos of your home from your sidebar.

    Have a lovely Sunday dear Linda! Anita

  12. Dear Linda, I am thinking and praying for you...I know it has been a long road!

    It is really good that you are doing some things you enjoy; like baking these yummy looking Apple Cigars! Also remember to treat yourself in any little way as much as possible. A walk at the arboretum, a new fun nail color. A bright top on sale. Does not have to cost much, if anything! Little perks just to lift your spirits!

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  13. Linda....your apple cigars look "yummy" and easy. Since, easy is my fav, I will try these!
    Glad that your are nearing the end of treatment one and I hop that the next step will not be as uncomfortable for you. I sure wish that it will be over and done with, soon!

  14. Hi Linda,
    Those look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Still remembering you in my prayers. Love you too. :-)

  15. Those cigars look so scrumptious, Linda! Just wait till your beautiful kitchen gets finished and you'll be cooking up a storm!
    Counting the days with you, my friend.
    Lots of love and hugs,

  16. It's good to see you in the post this morning! Hang in there - you can DO this!!!
    Thanks for the cigar recipe!

  17. Linda, those cigars look too good! Hoping your last treatments go by quickly, and you will be on the mend. Give your puppy a hug for me. xo Debbie

  18. You read my mind. Nothing demands Autumn best as Apple and Cinnamon... so ready for Autumn.
    I like the idea of Autumn arriving and having you beat one hurdle and to the next...
    Take Care, Dearest Heart!

  19. This does sound so easy to make. They sure do look yummy. I think I will try these for my next ladies meeting. Thank you...I try to find things to make, but most things take to much time. This really sounds fun to make,
    I will go to my special place today to pray for your speedy recovery, and well being, and I will pray you don't hurt as much.
    XXOO Marie Antoinette


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