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Apple Pastry Slices, For Morning, Noon And Night

November 4, 2010

Apple pastry slices are a pretty treat.  They are ridiculously easy to make and look like they’ve come straight from the bakery.  Make your guests feel like you thought ahead!  I keep a package of this frozen butter puff pastry in my freezer for unexpected moments requiring fruity pastry slices.  They happen more often than you’d think.

These slices are perfect for breakfast, afternoon snack or dessert and pretty enough to serve to guests with a big smile!  They are conveniently formatted and can be made with a generally inexpensive apple or probably any fruit you have on hand.  I’ve tried peach, pear and apple, all are equally awesome.


1 red and 1 green apple for optimum prettiness, but similar amount of any fruit seems to work so far

1 lemon (or juice, to keep apple from browning)

1/2 box (1 sheet) of butter puff pastry

1 spoon brown sugar

good sprinkle of cinnamon if you have it

Serves about 16 slices or about 4 people as a snack.  You can double the recipe and use the whole box of butter puff pastry to make appetizers for a crowd.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Slice the lemons in preparation for cutting the apples. Cut the apples in half or thirds and carefully scoop out the core with your knife.  Then slice each section into thin slices. Immediately squeeze some lemon juice on the slices to keep them from browning.

Mix the apples, a spoon of brown sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon in a bowl.

Prepare the pastry by removing the wrapping and unrolling the sheet of pastry.  Cut this sheet down the center to create two separate columns of pastry.

Then place the apples down the center of the columns either in a neat alternating colour line or a fun scattered tangle.  Both look picture perfect once sliced into fingers.  The first makes it look like you got them from Loblaws, the second, from the corner bakery, giggle.

Bake for 25 minutes at 375 degrees.

Slice into fingers and serve.  Stays good in tupperware for a few days.

Which fruit did you try for your pastry slices? Jump up.

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