Apple Puffs

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

This is a quick and simple recipe that anyone can make.

Over the weekend we had a few guests visiting so I thought it’d be fun to get them involved in making the dessert. Now this recipe is to my liking and tastes, so if you can’t handle the sweetness, omit sugar and use less cinnamon.

Ingredients // Yield 16

  • 1 can sliced apple*
  • 1/3 cup Caster sugar
  • 8 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon**
  • ½ tsp Cloves**
  • Icing sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk (for brushing the pastry)
  • 4 sheets frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed

*Granny Smith apples may be used as a substitute. I find canned apple tastes just as good and saves me SO much time.
**1 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice can be used as replacement for cinnamon and cloves.

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Procedure: (with images)

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Thaw 4 sheets of puff pastry.
  4. Add sliced apples, caster sugar, cinnamon and cloves to a microwave safe bowl. Stir until well mixed.
  5. Heat mixture in microwave for 2.5 minutes or until warm and soft. Stir again.
  6. Cut puff pastry sheets into 4 squares.

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  1. Spoon apple mixture onto pastries. Try not to overfill them; otherwise they won’t remain sealed while cooking.

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  1. Drizzle honey (I use roughly ½ tsp per puff) over filling.
  2. Fold edges of pastry together. This is the fun part. Make whatever shapes you like. I tend to stick to a rectangular shape as it makes leftovers easy to store. For more shape ideas, click here.
  3. Press edges of pastry together with a fork so pastry is sealed.

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  1. Lightly brush puffs with milk.

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  1. Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Rotate trays and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  2. Take puffs out of the oven and let them sit for a few minutes to cool.

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  1. When ready to serve, sprinkle icing sugar over puffs, using a sieve.

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Tasty on it’s own, great with ice cream.
Can be eaten warm or cold, though the icing sugar works better when it’s warm.

Recipe quick view
Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Thaw 4 sheets of puff pastry.
  4. Add sliced apples, caster sugar, cinnamon and cloves to a microwave safe bowl. Stir until well mixed.
  5. Heat mixture in microwave for 2.5 minutes or until warm and soft. Stir again.
  6. Cut puff pastry sheets into 4 squares.
  7. Spoon apple mixture onto pastries. Try not to overfill them; otherwise they won’t remain sealed while cooking.
  8. Drizzle honey (I use roughly ½ tsp per puff) over filling.
  9. Fold edges of pastry together. This is the fun part. Make whatever shapes you like. I tend to stick to a rectangular shape as it makes leftovers easy to store.
  10. Press edges of pastry together with a fork so pastry is sealed.
  11. Repeat with remaining apple mixture and pastry.
  12. Lightly brush puffs with milk.
  13. Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Rotate trays and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  14. Take puffs out of the oven and let them sit for a few minutes to cool.
  15. When ready to serve, sprinkle icing sugar over puffs, using a sieve.

Leftovers
Eat cold or reheat in microwave for a warm tasty treat.

Chill!: Totally ok to store them in the fridge. Wrap individually in cling wrap or cover them all together on a plate. I wouldn’t let them sit more than a few days.
Heat!: Reheat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds to get that fresh out of the oven warmth. Or if you’re feeling daring, put them in the oven for a few minutes at a low temperature to keep them crispy.
Freeze!:  Nope. Don’t do it. That’s just gross. Seriously, when thawed they’d be soggy and the pastry just wouldn’t be nice. Freeze at your own risk!

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