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Brush a filo leaf with butter, fold it in half and lay it on a pizza pan, letting it hang over the side. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Repeat with another leaf, then another, placing them like spokes. Continue all around. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Spoon the prune-Armagnac mixture in a circle in the center, then spoon the apples on top. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Starting with the last to go on, twist a folded sheet loosely into a rope and form the end of it into a rose (Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times)
Fold the rope up over the filling, and lay the rose on top. Continue until croustade is covered (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)