Apple pastries in a jiffy
Apparently apples are absolutely prime at Prickle Hill Produce right now. From the boxes of goodies that are delivered each week, I really couldn't say, as every single vegetable and fruit looks prime, perfect and fit for a photoshoot, every delivery.
My pile of apples did indeed look excellent though: bright green Grannies and some pretty Pink Ladies amongst the plums and other fruit I'd ordered.
For brunch on Sunday, I made my quick and easy apple pastries which is the sort of recipe you could make with one hand tied behind your back.
I've made these for so many years. Perfect for hungry kids from school, or for a dinner party dessert with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Or (in this case) as part of brunch! Delicious any old time of day and takes minutes to make.
2 puff pastry sheets
2 apples (any kind) peeled, cored and cut into thin slices
2 tablespoons soft brown sugar
Juice of half a lemon
2 slices of cold butter
Set the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
Mix the apple pieces with lemon juice and half the sugar.
Cut circles out of the puff pastry sheets with a cup or glass, and place two circles of pastry on top of each other on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
If you like, press a fork's tines down around the edges to decorate.
Now lay some apple pieces on top of each circle.
Chop up the cold butter and lay a few pieces on top of each apple pastry.
Sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
Pop into the oven and bake till golden, about ten minutes.
Two sheets of pastry make up eight of these.