After making Rough Puff Pastry, I needed to use it for something.
Pastry Wrapped Apple Rings were just what I wanted: a kind of apple pie vibe, heavy on the crust. I was a little enthusiastic with the cinnamon, and the rings got a little dark. I’m happy to say, they were still delicious.
Some recipes suggested peeling your apples first, but I skipped that step. If you have an apple corer, core your apples before slicing. Since we were not in our home kitchen, I improvised with the cap of a mustard container (after washing all the mustard off) to neatly cut the core from the apples once they were sliced into rings.
An apple with a balance of tart and sweet is just right for my taste, and I like one that doesn’t cook down into mush, unless I’m making apple sauce or apple butter. I’m pretty sure these were Pink Lady apples but they may have been some I picked up at the Farmer’s Market.
You really can’t go wrong with any apple slices, wrapped in pastry dough, brushed with beaten egg and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar before baking.
Just keep wrapping until each ring of apple has a little dough jacket. If you run out of a strip of dough before the apple slice is covered, pinch another strip to the end of the first one and continue wrapping.
Put parchment paper on the baking sheet, and brush the pastry with beaten egg before sprinkling with cinnamon sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees until pastry is puffed and golden brown, about 30 minutes.
We enjoyed these warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but they were also pretty yummy when cool and just eaten out of hand as a snack.
Store-bought puff pastry would work just as well for this recipe.
I didn’t get any photos, but the other half of the batch of rough puff pastry was made into delicious sausage rolls, some of which we enjoyed for our Christmas dinner. The rest were frozen and when we found the last freezer bag with 4 sausage rolls that we’d forgotten about, they were a very welcome dinner at the end of a long week.
Thanks for the visit. More of the 60 New Things Project still to come.