I love using puff pastry and I especially love it in small desserts and small bites. These Easy Apple Pie Puffs do not disappoint. Easy to make, easy to serve and they are perfect for Thanksgiving and Holiday entertaining. As an added bonus? Relatively low on calories and sugar. A win win!
These Easy Apple Pie Puffs are easy to make. If you like, you can fill them with pears, peaches or berries. I love these with the sweetness and tartness of Honeycrisp or Green apples. You can use any type of apple that you would normally use for baking. This recipe can be made into 4 or 8 servings. 4 would yield large servings and if you roll out the dough a bit more, you can squeeze 8 servings and these are about 2-3 bites.
How to make Easy Apple Pie puffs
To start, peel the apples and chop into bite sized pieces eliminating the core and seeds in the process. Place chopped apples in a bowl with flour, sugar and cinnamon and toss. You want to make sure you coat them evenly. Tip: If you are making a large batch, you can place the apples in a water bath with a good squeeze of lemon juice to prevent browning.
Place the apples in a nonstick pan on medium low. The water mixes with the flour and sugar quiet quickly. I add water a couple of tablespoons at a time. I want the mixture to cook and thicken but I don’t want it too watery. Stir often and add a tablespoon of water so the apples continue to cook and not stick to the pan. Cook until fork tender.
Then for the magic….
Cut the puff pastry into 4 or 8 even sections. Use a knife or pizza cutter.
Carefully place some of the apple mixture onto the middle of the square. I then fold over slowly so the corners touch.Then pinch the sides until they are sealed. You can add some egg wash to seal them.
I want them to ooze out a bit when they bake. Why? I like to serve these with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. What is better than the classic flavors of vanilla ice cream and warm Apple Pie? I dunno…maybe puppies? I think only puppies. 🐶
Bake up these beauties at a preheated 375º oven for about 20 minutes. You will notice that once cooked they are lightly sauced and not too sweet. It’s just enough of a balance of both. I want to taste to the apples and not be overpowered by sugar.
And have that ice cream scoop ready!
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Easy Apple Pie Puffs
- rimmed baking sheet
- parchment paper or Silpat
- Non stick pan
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 4 apples, medium peeled and chopped into small bite sized pieces
- 1/4 cup water plus extra
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp flour all purpose
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon ground
- 1 pinch salt kosher
- 1 egg white plus tbsp water
- Unwrap and prepare puff pastry to package directions. Allow to defrost for 20 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a bowl, combine apples, flour, sugar and cinnamon. Toss until evenly coated.
- In a nonstick pan, add apples and 1/4 cup of water. Cook on low, stirring occasionally so mixture doesn’t stick. Add water if mixture becomes too thick, 1 tablespoon at a time.
- Mixture will be done when apples are tender. About 10 minutes.
- Allow to cool slightly.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry dough keeping the square shape as intact as possible. Cut into 4 or 8 squares.
- Add apple mixture to the middle of each square and you should have enough filling so that just the corners of the dough touch. I pinch them lightly.
- Repeat until you have 4 or 8 nicely filled squares
- For egg wash, combine egg white and 1 tablespoon of water, whisk together, and them brush onto each square.
- Bake for about 20 minutes at 375 degrees or until nice a golden brown.
For another delicious Puff pastry recipe, try our savory Puff Pastry with Pears, Gorgonzola and Walnuts.