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Milopitas: Mini Apple Pies

Updated on August 1, 2012

Apple Pastries

Milopitas are a traditional Greek apple pie. However, I noticed, that there is no specific way to make it. In other words, everyone seems to have their own variation. So I decided to make my version of milopitas, making it smaller and like an apple pastry/strudel/tart-like thing. The phyllo dough is very tricky to handle , but if you have patience, this is an excellent recipe that can be used for dessert or breakfast.

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  • 2 apples, diced
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 15 sheets phyllo dough
  • water
Diced apples
Diced apples
Caramelized apples
Caramelized apples
Five layers of greased phyllo
Five layers of greased phyllo
 Horizontal rows of filling (4)
Horizontal rows of filling (4)
First pastry
First pastry
Folding phyllo up to form a triangle
Folding phyllo up to form a triangle
Fold back down.
Fold back down.
Continue to fold.
Continue to fold.
Ending, use butter to seal excess phyllo.
Ending, use butter to seal excess phyllo.
Pre baked milopita.
Pre baked milopita.
  1. Place butter in a sauce pan and add apples and sugar (both types)
  2. Cook for roughly 10-20 minutes, till the apples are softened. Add water if the mixture is too thick, (roughly a teaspoon or two)
  3. Grease a baking sheet with oil. Place one sheet of phyllo dough on it. Don't worry if it crumbles or tears, it will get fixed later on.
  4. Brush melted butter on the phyllo sheet. Then place another sheet of phyllo on top of the previous sheet. Continue until you have five sheets of phyllo.
  5. Depending on the size of your phyllo and the amount of filling, cut it in horizontal quarters, and place a tablespoon of the filling at the beginning of the quarter.
  6. For this step, you must have copious amounts of melted butter. For those who know how to fold a flag, that description works best, and disregard the following steps. Everyone else, just read on.
  7. Take the left corner of the phyllo and fold it upward so that it covers the filling and forms a crude triangle. It does not have to be perfect at first, so stop touching it. Brush with butter
  8. Next, taking that corner, fold it down so that it forms another triangle. Again brush with butter.
  9. Continue these steps till you reach the end, and you have an excess tail of phyllo. Brush with butter and stick it on the triangle.
  10. Brush the whole triangle with butter and sprinkle a bit of sugar on top. Continue till the filling and phyllo are depleted.
  11. Place the finished triangles on the baking sheet and bake at 180 C for 25-30 mins, or when it is golden.
  12. Enjoy, either warm or cold!

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: 2-4 people


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