Apple Pecan Pastry
- 3 Green Apples
- 2 sticks of Butter
- 2 Sheets Frozen Puff Pastry (found in the frozen food section)
- 1 cup Pecans (chopped into small pieces)
- Egg Wash (1 egg lightly beaten with 1 Tbsp of Water)
- 1/4 Tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 1/8 Tsp. Nutmeg
- Caramel & Vanilla Icecream (optional)
Step 1 – Pull the Puff Pastry out of the freezer and let it defrost according to the package directions. Once defrosted unfold the pastry and roll it out just a bit with a rolling pin. Cut the pastry into squares. You should have 9 squares per sheet of Puff Pastry. Place the squares onto some parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Next brush the center of your puff pastry squares with your egg wash. Do not brush the sides or the puff pastry will not rise.
Step 2 – Peel, core and thinly slice your green apples. Place apples in a bowl with chopped pecans and toss with the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until everything is nicely coated.
Step 3 – Place about 1/4 cup in the center of each puff pastry square.
Step 4 – Grab a stick of your Land O Lakes butter and cut into 1 Tbsp. slices – then cut each of those in half.
Step 5 – Place a cube of butter on the top of each puff pasty. This is important – this is where all of the magic happens! While in the oven the butter will melt over the cinnamon/sugar coated apples. This will help cook the apples and will melt with the cinnamon sugar to make a yummy sauce!
Step 6 – Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. It should be golden brown – if not cook for a minute or two more until golden brown. I overcooked mine by like 5 minutes but they still turned out great!
Step 7 – You could serve it just like this – that is how my son Carson like it. My other two kids like it with a scoop of Vanilla icecream on top. I like to serve (and eat it) with a scoop of Vanilla icecream and a drizzle of caramel. So delicious!
Go and make this!! It really is so simple and delicious!!