These tasty apple pouches are based on a recipe from the Food Network’s Ina Garten. The shortcut here is using frozen puff pastry. It’s a dessert that travels really well and can be served warm or at room temperature.
These pastries make the perfect addition to a baby shower brunch, an early morning tailgate or a morning meeting. Serve these with hot tea or coffee and really satisfy your guests' sweets cravings! Making this pastry for a bunch of early risers will be the perfect way to greet the morning!
Zest of 1/2 an orange
Juice of 1/2 an orange
3 tablespoons no-sugar added apple sauce
3 yellow delicious or granny smith apples, peeled and chopped into
2 tablespoons raisins
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 tablespoons white sugar, plus extra for sprinkling on top
1 tablespoon flour
1 package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, just defrosted
1 egg beaten for egg wash
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine top nine ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Flour a board and roll out each sheet of puff pastry to about 1 ½ its size. Cut each sheet into 4 evenly sized squares (a pizza cutter works well).
Brush the edges of each square with egg wash and place about 1/3 cup of the apple mixture on the square. Fold the pastry diagonally over the apple mixture and press the edges with a fork.
Transfer to a parchment-paper lined sheet pan. Brush the top with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar, make 2 small slits in the pastry, and bake for 20 minutes -- until browned and puffed.