This apple puff pastry pie is just another quick, easy and no-way-you-can-screw-it dessert that can yield impressive result in a flash. Make sure you keep a pack of puff pastry in your freezer all the time. Grab some apples, peaches, pears, or just throw in some frozen berries, you are good to go.
Ingredients (serves 4):
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cubed
2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 pieces of thawed puff pastry, around 6 x 10 inches
1 egg, lightly beaten
Put apples, butter, sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon in a skillet. Cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples are very soft and almost fall apart into a puree. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place one piece of puff pastry on it, and spoon the apple mixture on top, leaving one inch boarder. Place another piece of puff pastry to cover the mixture. Pin the border with a fork.
Brush the pie with the beaten egg.
Cut a few little slits with a sharp paring knife on top of the pie to let the air out while baking.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until pastry puffs up and turns golden brown.
Serve with ice cream or sprinkle some icing sugar and serve it plain.apple