Well if this is not one of the most easiest desserts and tastiest to create, not to mention one to surely impress the friends, then I don’t know what is!
Without further adieu…here’s the recipe!
- 1-2 pink lady apples (depending on the size)
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 50 grams of unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
- 2 sheets puff pastry
- sprinkle of brown sugar
- 1 mid-size frypan
- Preheat normal oven to 180ºc.
- Cut apple into quarters. Removing the stork and seeds, slice the apple thinly (around ½ cm thick)
- Get your frypan and wrap the handle in foil. Place on the stove and melt butter, then shortly after it has melted add in the maple syrup, cook 1 – 2 minutes. (Don’t allow the maple syrup to boil or crystalise.)
- Remove the puff pastry from the freezer and allow to thaw.
- Take the pan off the heat and arrange the apples in a fan like fashion until the entire base of the pan is covered. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar and the brown sugar over the apples. Drizzle a little more maple syrup over the apples, brush evenly and cook for 5 – 6 minutes.
- Combine the two sheets of puff pastry and press together. Cut to the size of the pan and discard any excess.
- Remove the pan and apples off the stove and place in the puff pastry. Be sure to press down on the fruit to avoid any air pockets.
- Brush the pastry with water.
- Pop into the oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until the pastry is a golden colour.
- Once cooked remove from the oven, flip onto a cooling rack. Cut up and serve immediately with vanilla-bean ice-cream.