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  • Recipe Room  »  Shame to waste apple puffs



    • Apple Sauce
    • Dried Cranberries
    • Any sad looking fruit
    • Puff Pastry
    • Egg wash (forked up egg in a bowl)
    • Pinch of salt
    • Cinnamon Quill
    • Star anise
    • Brown sugar (to taste)
    • Nutmeg (for an optional festive touch!)
    • Cream to serve (optional)

    Shame to waste apple puffs


    Whack everything except for the puff, salt & egg into a pot and simmer on a medium heat to a thick compote

    Allow the mixture to cool, and meanwhile, preheat oven 190 C.

    Cut puff sheets into 4 even squares

    Place a little of the cooled mixture onto each square, folding all of the corners in to form a diamond shape

    Brush the diamonds with egg wash using a pastry brush

    Bake at 190 C. for approx. 20 minutes, or until diamonds are golden brown

    You can watch a video of Alice cooking this recipe here.

    Handy Hints:

    • Egg wash helps the pastry become golden… Milk also works, if you’re not an egg fan (or if egg is not a fan of you)
    • Once you get the hang of this, you can whack anything into the puff casing- both sweet and savoury… It’s a great way of giving left-overs a new lease on life.
    • When you get even more of a hang of it, feel free to create new shapes with the puff… It’s like play-dough for grown-ups!
    Submitted by
    Alice Zaslavsky

    Tips and Tricks

    • If you’ve any loose bits of puff left over, create twists, dust with cinnamon sugar and egg wash and bake until golden… It’s a great little accompaniment to a cup of tea

    • If of course, you’ve got any full sheets of puff left, be sure to pop these back in the freezer- they’ll keep for ages, ready to rescue more leftovers whenever you wish!

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