The easiest apple pastries
Sweet baked apple slices lie on perfectly golden puff pastry. 30 minutes of preparation and 20 minutes in the oven mean you get all the sweetness of an apple pie without any of the hassle.
- 1 sheet of puff pastry, about 15" x 10"
- 3 medium apples, thinly sliced
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp milk or water
Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil
In medium mixing bowl, mix together thinly sliced apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla. Set aside.
Cut puff pastry into 8 equal rectangles. If needed, roll out each rectangle so it is a little wider than the apple slices. Layer apple slices on top of each puff pastry rectangle and place on baking sheet. Drizzle a spoonful of any leftover juice from the apple and sugar mixture onto the apple slices.
Beat together egg and water or milk to make egg wash. Brush edges of puff pastry with egg wash and bake for 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown. Remove and let cool.