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Mom's Apple Pita (Pie)

A delicious, creamy apple filling, sandwiched between flaky sheets of pastry, our mom's apple pita is sure to become your family's favorite in no time!
Servings: 8 people
Author: Jane and Sonja
Cost: $8


Apple Filling

  • 6-8 large tart apples peeled and shredded or chopped really finely
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp crushed cookies whatever you have on hand

Pita Crust

  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 1.5 cups butter cut into small cubes
  • 1-2 tbsps water


  • Place the shredded apples, sugar and cinnamon in a large saucepan.
  • Saute on medium heat for 10-15 minutes until softened. Set aside. When cooled and before spreading on the dough (see below) stir in the crushed cookies.
  • In the meantime, combine flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • On low speed, beat in the butter. Avoid handling the dough too much as you want it to remain cold. If dough is too stiff, add 1-2 tbsp water to help it stick together.
  • Divide the dough into two gently formed logs, cover in plastic wrap and cool in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Working quickly, roll out log to cover the bottom of your baking pan and place it in the bottom of the pan.
  • Spread the cooled apple mixture evenly over the dough. Roll out the second log and gently place over the apple mixture. With a fork, poke some holes to allow steam to escape.
  • Bake in the center of the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, until the top starts to turn golden. Once baked, let the pita cool before cutting into it, or it may fall apart.