Sunday, March 10, 2013

Apple Puff Pasty

Apples, apples, apples! I love apples. Apple pie, apple sauce, apple butter, apple jelly. And apple cake!! If an apple can be put in it, I will love it.

This weekends test kitchen was about the Apple Puff Pastry. I mean how easy, peasy and Pepperidge Farm, thank you. However in searching for a recipe, I stumbled across this Quick and Easy Puff from scratch.

Could it really be that easy? Would the layers puff like Pepperidge Farm? Oh yes, just like Truc describes. Light, flaky, buttery layers, puffed around lightly spiced and sweetened apples!

 Pepperidge Farm is on the left, from scratch on the right. True, the frozen dough 
puffed a little more, but the freshness and flakiness of the from scratch wins by a mile!

Preferred the honey glaze on the from scratch to the powdered sugar on the frozen.

This is the last batch from scratch. Got the temperature and time just right 
as well as the honey glaze with cinnamon sugar dusting on top.

Only three changes to the original recipe is the baking temp, changed to 400 degrees for 25 mins. Then brushed the edges with an egg wash to make it brown so nice. Oh yes, I used all purpose flour instead of unbleached all purpose flour because that's what I had.

If you are up for a little Test Kitchen at your house, I highly recommend this recipe. And the Pepperidge Farm puff pastry, you know to be diligent :-)

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