With my LOVE of all things APPLE and wanting a quick dessert for my dinner one night I decided to make what I call an “apple caramel roll.”
I had one puffed pastry on hand making this even faster and easier. I also only had Gala apples but I thought they worked just great but I am sure any you have will be nice also.
Here are some of the best baking apples that I have found:
Cortland, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Gala, Golden Delicious, I could go one because the list is a long one but this gives you an idea of some.
For todays recipe you will need:
1 puffed pastry
2 Medium Apples peel and core removed then sliced
Cinnamon to sprinkle on top of apples
1 egg ( for the egg wash on top)
Sugar ( just a pinch or so for on top)
1/2 cup of Brown Sugar ( I used dark brown sugar)
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
1 Tablespoon of real unsalted Butter
1 Teaspoon of water
Unfold your puffed pastry, lay apple slices in the center, sprinkle with cinnamon.
In saucepan melt butter add brown sugar, vanilla and water stir until it bubbles and is thicker than syrup, remove from of heat source and pour over apples.
Fold the sides of your puffed pastry over top folding together with a slight pinch and twist. Brush egg wash on top sprinkle with sugar.
Place of baking sheet ( can be lined with foil or parchment paper) bake at 350 for about a half hour. I didn’t time this, I just did the watch the clock and smell test so the time could be longer or shorter.
You may want to add more apples if you like a fuller pastry but all in all this is a quick dessert with ingredients a lot of us have on hand.