2 ratings

Apple Bourekas with Silan Sesame Drizzle

A mouth watering appetizer made with puff pastry
Photography and Styling by Jennifer Chetrit, provided by Kosher.com

Puff pastry is stuffed with apples and folded into bourekas before being topped with tahini and silan. 

Recipe courtesy of Naomi Nachman, provided by Kosher.com


For the bourekas

  • 1 can Gefen Apple Pie Filling
  • 1 package 5- by 5-inch puff pastry squares, thawed
  • flour, for dusting surface
  • 1 egg beaten with 2 teaspoons water, for egg wash
  • sugar for sprinkling

For the silan sesame drizzle

  • 1/2 Cup Mighty Sesame Tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons Galilee's Delicacy Silan
  • 1 Teaspoon confectionary sugar
  • 1/4 - 1/2 Cup warm water, for consistency
  • 1 Teaspoon black sesame seeds, for sprinkling


For the bourekas

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line two baking sheets with Gefen Easy Baking Parchment Paper; set aside.

Place thawed puff pastry on a floured surface.

With a rolling pin, roll out so the pastry is an even, thin layer, about one-eighth-inch thick.

Repeat with remaining squares.

Place a few slices of apple from the pie filling in the bottom right hand corner of each square, leaving a small border.

Brush egg wash onto the edges of each square, then fold the dough over, making a triangle.

Use a fork to crimp the edges, stretching the dough over the fruit as needed.

Just be gentle, so the pastry does not break.

Brush additional egg wash over bourekas; sprinkle with sugar.

Place bourekas onto prepared baking sheets; bake for 30 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

For the silan sesame drizzle

In a bowl, using a fork or whisk, combine tahini, silan, confectionary sugar, and one-fourth cup warm water until it is smooth and pourable.

As it sits, it will become thicker, so you can add a bit more warm water and mix until desired consistency.

Drizzle silan sesame mixture over bourekas.

Garnish with black sesame seeds.