Thursday, April 19, 2012

Apple Puffs with Fresh Cream & Caramel Sauce

I made these for book club tonight. They taste like tiny little apple pies, but are so much easier & faster to make! And a bonus...they look fancy schmancy too.

1 T. butter
1 large apple, peeled & diced
3 T. packed brown sugar
1/2 t. cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 defrosted sheet of puff pastry
flour {for rolling}

Egg Wash:
1 egg
1 T. milk
2 t. sugar

Whipped Cream:
3/4 cup whipping cream
3 T. sugar
1/2 t. vanilla extract
1/2 cup caramel sauce, warmed
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add the diced apple, cinnamon, brown sugar & salt and cook for 6-7 minutes until the apple is tender.
3. Meanwhile, spread some flour on your work surface and roll the puff pastry into a 10-inch square. Cut this square into four smaller squares.
4. Divide the apple mixture evenly among the squares. Pinch opposite corners closed and crimp all edges between two forks.
5. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
6. While the apple puffs are baking, combine ingredients for whipped cream in a mixer and beat until stiff.
7. Serve while still warm with a dollop of cream & a drizzle of caramel. YUM!

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