Do you know what I love? Easy desserts. Easy anything, really, let’s face it. For the past 5 years or so, I have come to absolutely fall head over heels with puff pastry. It is a fabulous ingredient to use for a quick and easy dish.
My husband is coming to the end of a work project and when this happens he is go-go-go. He comes home tired and HUNGRY. We had some apples getting to the end of their good time and I had just re-upped our berry supply from Costco, so I thought, why not? This is actually a fairly healthy dish, too!
- Puff Pastry, thawed
- 3 apples, thinly sliced
- 1/2c sliced strawberries
- 1/4c blueberries
- egg wash (1 egg, 1tbs water, pinch of salt)
- 2 tbs maple syrup (the real kind, ya’ll!)
- 1 tbs arrowroot powder or flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 TBS butter or coconut oil
What to do:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Lay out a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a saucepan on medium heat, melt the butter. Add the apples, cinnamon, vanilla,and syrup. Once the apples are cooked down to soft, add the berries.
- Add the arrowroot to help thicken the mixture. This will keep your dessert from being too runny. Mix gently. Set aside.
- Take your puff pastry and lay the two sheets side by side on the parchment paper. Using the egg wash, brush onto one of the sheet’s edge. Add the other sheet to overlap just a tiny bit, to create a seam. Press with a fork to help seal.
- Pour your apple/berry mixture into the center of the pastry sheets. Now, this is a time for you to choose how you want to decorate. Because I had some extra puff pastry, I chose to take the corners and create hearts with a small cookie cutter. You will have to eyeball how much extra pastry dough you have because you will need to fold over the edges to create a shallow “bowl”. Below is the example.
- Gently fold over your edges to help hold the filling. Use your egg wash to help create folds that will stick. Not too much, or it will be soggy. Finish off with a light egg wash on all exposed dough. You can optionally sprinkle with sugar, I refrained.
- Place in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. You want the dough to be golden brown and baked through.
Take a bite,