Monday, May 26, 2008

Petite Apple Pies

Sofia and I did a little baking this weekend. We made up a recipe using puff pastry, mackintosh apples, butter, nutmeg, cinnamon - and a dash of lemon juice. First, we peeled, seeded and sliced 5 small apples. Meanwhile, we melted a half a stick of butter and added the small pieces of apple - and then threw in 4 tablespoons of brown sugar, a teaspoon of cinnamon and half a teaspoon of nutmeg. Stirring all together - we let the apples cook themselves down until they were soft but not mushy - about 12 minutes. Set aside and let cool down. After letting the puff pastry thaw out, open up both dough pieces and cut into 18 squares approximately 4"x4". Once apples have cooled, take a tablespoon or so of apples and set onto pastry square. Gently fold over side and pinch edges together - on all four sides. Try adding a slice of sharp cheddar cheese to a few for a more savory treat. Heat oven to 400 degrees and place 8 petite pies onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.Let them cook all the way through so the pastry is light and flaky. These petite apple pies can be cooked the day ahead and warmed up when ready to eat. They are great with a cup of hot tea or a glass of cava.

3 comments:

Joyce said...

They look delish!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Maija said...

Oh yummy, Kaari- I want one!!

molly said...

a. the photo of sofia is gorgeous
b. i want some of those for breakfast on saturday