Pastry Baked Apples

I love this recipe.  It takes the old classic baked apples I remember from my childhood, adds a little puff pastry and POOF !!! a new family classic.  This recipes is also great for kids in the kitchen.  My niece loves to help stuff the apples and wrap them in the pastry making designs to her hearts content.  From my table to yours, Enjoy x


2 medium sized Baking apples
1 Tblspoon light brown sugar (you can use honey instead if you wish)
2 Tspoons raisins
2 Tspoons chopped walnuts
1/8 Tspoon cinnamon
1 Teaspoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 sheets frozen puff pastry (defrosted)
1 large egg
1 Tspoon water


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Peel and core the apples.


Lay the pastry sheets out and position the apple in the center.


Fill the apple with the brown sugar, raisins, nuts and cinnamon (mixed in a small bowl), then divide between the apples, stuffing the hollowed core.


Top with bits of butter.


Bring the pastry up and bring one corner up to the center, gently pressing the pastry along the contours of the apple. Bring the next corner up and repeat, using water to seal pastry to itself and pressing that corner to the first corner. Work your way around the apple one corner at a time, overlapping the pastry slightly as you go to create a nice round shape (you want it to hug the apple). Repeat with second pastry sheet and second apple.


I wanted something rustic, and tied them with butchers twine.  You could also out leaves with cookie cutters or freestyle leaves with a small knife from pastry scraps. Make an egg wash by whisking together egg and water and brush all over pastry.


Bake for about 25 to 35 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.


They are best served warm, although they can be served at room temperature. Enjoy xx





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