Monday, March 18, 2013

Puff Pastry Mini Apple Bites

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Today's Secret Recipe Club post comes from Nayna at Simply Food. She specializes in vegetarian cooking, so with Lent taking place right now, it was a perfect way for me to get some meatless ideas for Friday nights. She also lives in the United Kingdom, so all the different flavor profiles that she uses in her dishes are a great change of pace from the traditional spices I cook with.
Although the recipe I chose for this week's reveal wasn't a dinner recipe, it was still a recipe that I can make often for breakfast, brunch, or as a light dessert when I have company over. I love all kinds of pastries, so it was no surprise that these apple bites were huge hit. They taste like mini apple pies, with a light and flaky crust. The heart shape is extra cute to serve to children or a loved one. Serve this for breakfast with a cup of coffee, and your day will be off to a great start. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe 

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

Peel the apples and grate them.

Add the sugar and the cinnamon to the apples and mix well.

Dust a clean surface with flour. Roll out the puff pastry.

Spoon the apple mixture on to the puff pastry and smooth the filling out right to the edges of the pastry.

Starting at the long edge of the puff pastry rectangle, start to roll up the pastry, making sure the filling is tightly encased. Stop when you get to the center of the pastry.

Roll the pastry in the same way from the opposite side of the pastry so that both ends meet rolled up in the center.

Slice the roll into 1-inch pieces and place on a greased baking tray. Shape the pastry so that it resembles a heart.

Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
Remove from oven and immediately transfer the apple pastry bites to a cooling rack.

Dust with powdered sugar and serve with a cup of coffee.

Source: Adapted from Simply Food


  1. These look so beautiful! Great choice :)

  2. Oh my gosh, these are too gorgeous! Love how easy they are!

  3. I made these too and they were so good. Yours look wonderful!

  4. I always love these type of recipes - they look so pretty, sound so good and then you realize they aren't all that complicated to make!

  5. What a great recipe and looks super tasty. Love how easy this it to make. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

  6. This looks so good, it would make a great Lent recipe.

  7. Yum, these look good. Love puff pastry- this would be a great treat for breakfast


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