Naughty Looking Apple Pastries

Apple pastries are something that you either love or hate. I must admit that I have always gone through phases with them and at the moment I want them whenever I can. I have had the little ones that they sell at McDonald’s, the homemade ones that my mother makes way too much white sugar and then there is this one that I make myself.

Apple Pastries

It is not as low in calories as some things on this blog, but it’s not bad considering what you are making. We at Bread Love BKNY added this dessert to our menu.

Ingredients

  • 100g ready-made light puff pastry
  • 4 level tbsp ready-made low-fat custard
  • 1 red apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 level tbsp apricot jam
  • 1 level tsp icing sugar, to dust
  • Fat-free natural fromage frais, to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas 7. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Divide the pastry into 4 portions, and then roll each into an 8 x 10cm rectangle.
  2. Put the rectangles, widely spaced, on the baking tray and using a sharp knife, score a border about 5mm in from the edge of each.
  3. Spread the custard over the pastry and arrange the apple slices on top.
  4. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and ginger and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the sides of the pastries have puffed up and are slightly golden.
  5. Put the jam in a small pan and stir over a low heat for 2-3 minutes until melted. Lightly brush each pastry with the melted jam then serve warm, dusted with icing sugar and with some of the fromage frais.

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