Almond Apple Cinnamon Pastries

Sigh. This is why I love autumn. Baking with apples…

You need to try this recipe for puff pastry:

Take 1 and 1/2 Cups flour, 1/2 Cup sour cream and 2 chopped up sticks of butter. Put them in a ziplock bag together. Zip the bag and mush them up until incorporated and doughy, place in the freezer for a half hour or so, then put in the fridge for at least an hour. You’ll have a great puff pastry to work with, and next to zero cleanup. I use that as a base for a ton of different baked goodies- it’s simple, quick and delicious.

The things in the picture are sort of almond apple tarts with cinnamon. That sounds like a good name, right? Almond Apple Cinnamon… whatever. They taste very good.

If you wanna try them, you should first prepare the dough above, and then gather:

  • 2 large apples
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 Cup ground almonds
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla

First, peel and slice up the apples. Then combine all other ingredients in a bowl. Set them to the side, and take half of that pastry dough. Roll out the dough to a rectangle of about 6″x18″, maybe 1/16th of an inch thick. (Flour the rolling pin and all surfaces! This is sticky.)

Layer the apples generously along one of the longer sides of the dough.

Spoon the almond-sugar mixture gunk over the apples, and fold the dough over.

Press the edges together tightly then cut the dough into six equal parts.

Stick them in the oven on a cookie sheet at 350 for about thirty minutes. I’ve never had two batches take the same amount of time, I’m sorry to tell you people who like exact measurements that you’ll just have to pull them out of the oven when they smell good and have a crusty golden look. It’s generally about a half hour. Actually, aside from the puff pastry dough, I think I have never measured any of this before now.

Sometimes I drizzle frosting or icing or something over the tops of them, sometimes I leave them as they are. Always, they are delicious and yummy. Baked apples are just like that. Hope you enjoy!

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