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Carnival Caramel Apple Phyllo Rolls

Total Time: 40 MIN Makes: 4 rolls
Prep Time: 10 MIN Cook Time: 30 MIN

Phyllo rolls filled with a delicious caramel apple filling and peanuts. A festive fall dessert with the perfect balance of salty and sweet!

  • 1/3 cup caramel-flavored Irish Creme Liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 1/2 cups apple pie filling, drained
  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts, chopped
  • 20 sheets Athens® Phyllo Dough (9″x14″), thawed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup caramel ice cream sundae topping


Thaw one roll of phyllo, following thawing instructions on package. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

In medium saucepan, over medium heat, simmer liqueur, water and sugar for 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in apples and peanuts. Let mixture cool to room temperature.

Unroll and cover phyllo sheets with plastic wrap, then a slightly damp towel to prevent drying out. Layer 5 phyllo sheets, brushing each with melted butter. Place filling at one end of phyllo stack widthwise, leaving 2″ from end and 1″ from each side free of any filling. Fold phyllo over the filling to form a roll. Fold side edges in to enclose the sides. Roll up to the end of phyllo strip. Score top of rolls for easier slicing. Brush outside of roll with butter. Sprinkle lightly with sugar. Repeat process 3 times to make 4 rolls.

Bake seam side down, at least 1″ apart, on ungreased baking pan in preheated oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle caramel over each roll. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Serving size: 1 roll (250 g), Amount per serving: Calories 860, Total Fat – 20g, Saturated fat – 10g, Trans Fat – 0g, Cholesterol – 40mg, Sodium – 280mg, Dietary Fiber – 2g, Total Carbohydrate – 105g, Sugars – 62g, Protein – 8g, Vitamin D –0%, Potassium – 2%, Calcium 4%, Iron 6%