Apple filling puff pastries

Apple filling puff pastries

Recipe by Nana PastriesCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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“Pumpkin” puff pastries with apple filling


  • Dough
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (+ more for flouring hands, surface and dough)

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp sugar

  • 142g unsalted butter (cold and cubed)

  • ¼ cup cold water

  • Apple filling
  • 1 apple (peeled and cubed)

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch

  • ½ tsp Ground cinnamon

  • Assembling
  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • Egg wash (whisk together 1 egg + 1 tbsp milk)


  • Dough
  • Place the flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Add the very cold and cubed butter on top of the flour mixture and toss it together with your hands (don’t break the butter too much in this step).
  • Stir in the cold water and knead until the dough comes together (there should still be large chunks of butter at this point)
  • Pour the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead it.
  • Gather the dough into a ball, flatten it into a disk-shape and wrap it in plastic wrap.
  • Chill the dough in the freezer for around 20 to 30 mins.
  • Unwrap the dough, dust the work surface with flour, and roll the dough into a rough rectangle shape (about a 5×7 inch rectangle).
  • Fold the dough into thirds as if you were folding a business letter.
  • Turn 90 degrees, roll and fold again (Repeat about 2 to 4 times)
  • Wrap the folded dough in plastic wrap, and chill for 2 hours or overnight in the fridge.
  • Apple filling
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the cubed apple, brown sugar, cornstarch and ground cinnamon, heat until it starts to bubble and stir for about 5 mins.
  • The mixture will thicken and the apples will be soft.
  • Assembling
  • Preheat the oven to 400F/204C.
  • Roll the dough on a lightly floured work surface.
  • Use the cookie cutters of your choice to cut the pastries in the forms you want (you can watch the reel if you need more inspo).
  • Add the apple filling, “close” and mark with a fork.
  • Varnish with egg wash and sprinkle sugar over them.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet with waxed paper/parchment paper, bake for 16-20 min, or until golden.
  • Enjoy!

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