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Baked Apple in Puff Pastry

We love going apple picking every fall. The only problem is that we return with a ton of apples and I have to find a lot of things to make with them! This year I’m sharing a fun recipe I make called Baked Apple Rings. They are rings of apple wrapped in puff pastry and baked until they look like a donut. In this episode I’m lucky that my son Nikolas was able to join me to make them!

You really only need three ingredients for this dish: apples, cinnamon sugar, and puff pastry. The key to getting it right is making sure the core of the apple is wide enough so that there is enough space for the puff pastry to be threaded through a few times. It really is such an easy treat to assemble that I always get the kids involved.

I recommend eating these right after you make them. Sometimes we even get fancy and serve them warm with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream in the middle. The ice cream melts and the whole treat tastes like a yummy apple turnover.

These are really fun to make with all the apples you bring home from picking. We hope you enjoy them and have fun making them with your family!

Baked Apple Rings

This delicious dessert is super simple and fun to make with kids. It’s like a shortcut to apple pie! As you’ll see, my son Nikolas and I have a great time making it together every fall.

Makes 12 apple rings

  • 4 medium apples (peeled and cored)

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 1/2 box of puff pastry (3 sheets)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Cut puff pastry into strips that are about 1-inch wide and 14-inches long.

  3. Make sure the core of each apple ring is at least 1 ½-inch in circumference so you can easily get the dough through the middle.

  4. Cut the apples into rings about 1-inch thick.

  5. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

  6. Dip one apple ring in the cinnamon and sugar so it is completely coated.

  7. Then, take one strip of dough and thread it through the core of the apple ring and wrap it around the apple ring until the apple is completely covered with dough. This might take one or two strips of dough. Pinch the ends together to seal.

  8. Place the completed apple ring on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with the remaining apple rings.

  9. Bake the apple rings for 35-40 minutes, or until they are golden brown and baked through.

Nikki Glekas is the owner of Nikki Glekas Events, a full-service catering and events company located in Stamford, CT.. To discuss further please contact or call 203.658.8659.

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