I love apple season. Of course we can purchase several varieties of apple year round but there’s something about the abundance of them in Fall that excites me. They are a great stand alone snack or they can be baked in a myriad of ways.
One of the easiest apple desserts is to bake them in puff pastry. Defrost a sheet of puff pastry and lay it on a greased a baking sheet. You can use a variety of shapes and sizes, use a full sheet or make individual desserts.
Prepare your apples by slicing them or cutting them into chunks. Place them on the puff pastry sheet and bring the sides of the pastry up. I like to use half green and half red apples for better presentation. Sprinkle the top with cinnamon and a bit of brown sugar. I also like to add a few pomegranate seeds if I have them, nuts would also work.
Brush the exposed sides of the pastry with oil to facilitate better browning. Bake the pastries at 400 degrees until the apples soften and the pastry browns. If the apples soften before the pastry is ready use the broiler to brown it quickly. Remove the puffed apple dessert from the oven and now the hard part… How will you serve it?
With a dollop of marscapone?
With a wedge of cheddar cheese?
Or drizzled with fresh cream?
Until next time… Release YOUR Bon Vivant and Savor Your Life!