Puff pastry is made with laminated layers of butter, making it a creamy and flakey pastry to serve for dessert. Apples go well with puff pastry dessert, given their versatility. Apples can be combined with brown sugar to give them a sweetened taste for a pastry dessert.
Here are 4 of our favorite puff pastry desserts using apples.
Apple turnovers are made by baking the apples into a brown sugar and cinnamon sauce.
The sauce coats the apples as they bake in the oven to soften them.
The apple filling is transferred into a piece of puff pastry.
The puff pastry is folded over the apples and is sealed closed.
Egg is brushed onto the apple puff pastry to make it have a glossy look when it comes out of the oven.
Granulated sugar is sprinkled over the pastry to make it have a sugary crust while it cooks.
A few slits can be made in the top of the pastry to let the filling ooze out as the apple puff pastry dessert cooks.
Once the dessert cools down, a vanilla glaze is drizzled on the top of them right before serving.
Puff Pastry Apple Tart
Puff pastry apple tart is made by rolling out a sheet of puff pastry dough.
The dough is scored around the rectangle shape to make it have an edging around the dough.
This creates the sides of the tart that keep the apples in place as it cooks.
Egg is brushed onto the tart to have a barrier in between the apple mixture and the pastry. The edges of the tart will have a sheen to them when brushed with egg, making it have a professional look to it.
Sliced apples are mixed together with a combination of brown sugar, cinnamon, melted butter, and lemon juice.
The apples are arranged to lay on their side, giving the tart a uniform look to it.
The tart is baked in the oven and then it set to cool.
Once the tart has cooled, a vanilla frosting is drizzled over the tart prior to serving.
Apple strudel is made by combining sliced apples, lemon juice, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour and raisins into a sauce.
Roll out the puff pastry into a sheet. It should be about 1/3 cm in thickness. Place the dough on a cutting board.
Place the apple mixture down the middle of the puff pastry. Cut the edges of the dough into strips.
Arrange the strips to criss cross over one another. Seal the dough onto itself with a little bit of water.
Brush the apple strudel puff pastry with egg to give it a buttery look to it once it bakes.
Bake the puff pastry apple strudel and let it cool.
Once the apple strudel is cooled, you can add a drizzle of vanilla glaze if desired.
Cut the strudel in slices to serve.
Apple Puff Pastry Roses
Apple puff pastry roses are made by first preparing the apples. The apples are sliced and dipped into a bowl of lemon juice and water mixture to prevent the apples from changing color.
The apples are cooked by placing the the bowl into the microwave and cooking for a 2-3 minutes. This makes the apples soft and more malleable to work with.
The puff pastry is rolled out and cut into 2 x 9″ strips. Spread a layer of apricot jam on the puff pastry. This acts to adhere the apples to the puff pastry.
Arrange the apple sliced on top of the dough, with the skin side poking out. Place 3 layers of apples, alternating over it for more of a layered look.
Fold the dough over to enclose the apples and seal the edges with a little water.
Roll the puff pastry dough into a circle and seal it together with a bit of water.
Place the roll in a muffin tin and sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon.
Bake the apple puff pastry roses and serve immediately.