I LOVE a good apple dessert, apple pie, apple dumplings, apple turn overs, I love them all. This is the easiest apple dessert you will ever make and my new personal favorite! It’s pretty much a non-recipe recipe, BUT I’m still going to tell you about it, because I can’t hold out on you. That would just be wrong.
It only calls for five ingredients, COUNT EM’ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. And you don’t even have to peel the apples. Sign. Me. Up.
Does anyone remember the Pillsbury apple turnover kits? My dad used to buy these for us to make and let me tell you, it was an event! Cracking open the box, squeezing out the pre-made apple filling and then of course the best part, drizzling them with the icing once they were out of the oven. While this dessert requires a little but more effort, it’s still super quick and tastes 100% times better than the pre-made Pillsbury stuff. (Sorry Pillsbury, I’m still all about your crescent rolls.) Your secret weapon here is the frozen puff pastry.
I think frozen puff pastry should be filed away under “greatest culinary inventions ever.” What did people do before puff pastry was invented? They spent hours and hours making pastry dough, that’s what they did. Since no body has time for that, frozen puff pastry is the base of this recipe. You let it thaw for about fifteen minutes before unfolding and cutting it, which is the perfect amount of time to cut your apples and gather your other ingredients; 1 egg, cinnamon sugar, apples and honey.
You give the puff pastry a heavy sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and then again on top of the apples.
When they come out of the oven, they look like this, but they aren’t done yet. The get a shower of honey for a touch more sweetness and moisture.
So delish! You could have these for a quick breakfast (that looks way more impressive than it actually is) or for dessert topped with ice cream (I vote for this because ICE CREAM.) However you serve them up, they taste like they took hours to make, when in reality it takes less than 45 minutes from start to finish. I’m going to go out on a limb here and even say you could make these on a school night. GASP. I know- hot, homemade dessert on a school night. You can do it. I believe in you.
- 2 sheets puff pastry
- cinnamon sugar ( 4 tablespoons white sugar & 4 teaspoons cinnamon mixed together)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg plus 1 teaspoon water, beat together
- 3 apples thinly sliced
- honey for drizzling
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
- Line your baking sheet with parchment paper
- Unfold the puff pastry and cut into squares (whatever size you are feeling, mine were about 3"x3")
- Place squares on parchment paper and brush with egg mixture
- Sprinkle the puff pastry with half of your cinnamon sugar
- Top with thinly sliced apples
- Sprinkle more cinnamon sugar on top of the apples
- Bake the pastry for 20-25 minutes or until golden and puffed
- Top with a honey drizzle and serve
- These are best served hot out of the oven but reheat the next day as well.