Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Super Easy Apple Puffs

A pack of puff pastry has been sitting in my fridge since my n3rd party and it was about to expire this month. What's a girl to do when she is OCD about wasting food? Originally, I thought about making chicken pot pie with it, but my family said they didn't want to eat it. I brainstormed some more and decided I wasn't going to make anything for them since they wouldn't appreciate it.

Instead, I came up with some easy peasy snacks to fatten up my teammates at the school I work at. hahahah. [insert evil laugh] For our meeting, I made some cinnamon sugar puffs, which were delicious if you're a fan of sugar, cinnamon, and fat. mmmmmmm. With the rest of the puff pastry, I made simple apple puffs (similar to McDonald's apple pies, but with less fat, sugar, and calories.) Wooohooo~ Dessert without death. A win-win situation. These apple puffs are so easy to put together that a 5-year-old can make it.

Apple Puffs (aka wannabe McDonald's Apple Pies)

Servings: 9 puffs

1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed, cut into 9 squares
1 granny smith apple, diced into small cubes
1 fuji apple, diced into small cubes
2 TBSP brown sugar
1 1/2 TBSP turbinado sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Egg wash: 1 egg + 1 tbsp of water

  1. Heat apples and sugars over medium heat for 7 - 8 minutes until tender. Mix in cinnamon. Allow to cool to room temperature, approximately 30 minutes. [[NOTE: Reserve juice from filling, because I'll be posting a recipe about what to do with that soon.]]
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. Roll puff pastry so that the square increases by 1/3 of it's original size. 
  4. Place 1 tablespoon of apple filling. Pinch edges together and place seam side down on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Brush egg wash on top of each puff. Cut 3 slits on top. OPTIONAL: Sprinkle each puff with some turbinado sugar.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. Easy and delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  2. thank you for your kind comment. =)



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