14 September 2011

Apple Pastries

 There used to be a show on Australian TV called "Surprise Chef". This excitable chef would accost people in supermarkets, force the camera in their face, and then go home with them and put the camera through their pantry and fridge. His aim was to make a gourmet three-course meal for their family with only what he could find there.

Today, I found some gorgeous pink lady apples - the kind that look like they have come straight off a tree and into your basket, ripe, smelling like a glass of apple juice, un-waxed, oddly shaped and un-spectacularly coloured. I had to make an apple pie with no pie pan, and the laziest way possible (children wanted to eat them RIGHT NOW!!!). So I delved into my shelves, and found some condensed milk. "Hmmm...", I thought "Now that will be my challenge ingredient".

So here are the easiest apple pastries ever.

  • 1 400g packet puff pastry (thawed and rolled to 5mm or less)
  • about 5 apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 small tin of condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  1. Cut the pastry into large rectangles or circles, depending on what shape you prefer. (examples in picture)
  2. Mix the condensed milk and cinnamon into a paste, then spread like butter on the pastry, then arrange apples and fold the pastry in a pretty way.
  3. Bake at 180°C for about 15 minutes, or until golden.

These got gobbled up while still warm, drizzled with the left-over condensed milk. They would have been better with a dollop of double cream and a dusting of cinnamon icing sugar. They refrigerated nicely and went in school lunches (naughty I know) the following day.


  1. now that's easy! listed on next weeks snack list. Can I possibly use any kind of apple?

  2. This is perfect! My kids and I are going apple picking tonight and this will be devoured immediately. Thanks!

  3. looks fabulous yummy looking puff pastries

  4. Thanks guys! Yes Abigail, I think most kinds of apples would be fine, but as they are not pre-stewed, make sure they are nice and sweet (not sour green apples)

  5. Love apple desserts.....this one looks super easy! It's sooooooo you!

  6. Well done! I have a basket of apples waiting to be used right now, so this is perfect.

  7. This looks awesome as we love apples...and of course in a pastry, well what can be better?? We are planning to make these very soon! Thank you for sharing your recipe!!


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