Giovanna's dad was a brilliant Italian chef. As a result, Giovanna has a great interest in cooking delicious and nutritious food.
A Very Easy Apple Recipe
This is one of those super easy apple recipes that is delicious and very quick to make. It would be great as a Thanksgiving or Christmas day breakfast, or an after school snack.
I call them apple filled croissants.
They look big in the picture but they are only the size of an apple segment so they are very cute!
The UK loves apples and baking lots of different things with them, and luckily for all of us, it’s been a bumper year for apples here in the UK.
This is a relief because last year our trees were almost bare. When we went to our usual haunts to pick some last September, there were none on the trees! That was such a disappointment because we love to pick apples that no body else wants and bake pies with them - stuffed with blackberries - we're not sure why but they taste so much better when their not bought in a supermarket!
This year however there have been so many we have had to store them in our shed! I’ve become a bit of an expert on finding and making deserts and snacks using apple recipes.
This is one of those apple recipes that is so easy it makes me smile!! I love teaching children to make them because there really is nothing to it!
To keep things super easy I cheat by using frozen pastry but if you want to make your own pastry then great too!
You can use either shortcrust or puff pastry, I've tried both, and they both work just as well.
Click here to see how I make my pastry How to Make Apple Pie Tastier
I haven’t made this recipe up myself but my son and I have great ideas on how to jazz these dear little croissants up.
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- 1 packet of frozen pastry. Puff or shortcrust
- Brown sugar - enough to put inside and sprinkle on top
- A little warm water
- 3 Bramble or Granny Smith apples
- Defrost your pastry. Preheat oven 350 F
- Peel, core and cut you apples into segments
- Roll out the pastry till it's about half a centimeter thick and long
- Line an oven baking tray with greaseproof paper
- Cut long triangles (isosceles) wide enough at one end to fit an apple slice
- Place the apple on the widest end of the pasty
- Sprinkle on a little sugar. Here's where you can add things like peanut butter or jam, mincemeat, or anything else you like - smear them on to the pastry with a knife
- Paint water round the edges of the pastry so that it sticks and seals.
- Take the widest part of the pastry and roll in towards the apple. Cover the apple slice, the smallest part will be on the top, just like a croissant. Seal the ends by pressing them together to prevent the juices from escaping.
- Paint some milk on top and sprinkle a little sugar on top.
- Place in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until they are nice and tanned
These images show how to cut and roll the pastry. Take care to seal each one completely with water or milk to keep the apple juice inside. Each one is the perfect size for a small hand and that's why children love to make and eat them!
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Here's a link to another one of my very easy apple recipes Baked Apples with Delicious Fruit Mincemeat (there is no meat in this despite the name!) This is so simple to make and absolutely delicious! It's a perfect winter treat, especially if you have nice large apples.
Have you ever made these apple croissants before? Do you have any suggestions for variations on this recipe e.g. use a different fruit? I think a bit of peanut butter or blackberry jam, chocolate spread - put in with the apple could work. Please do leave a comment.
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© 2013 Giovanna
Giovanna (author) from UK on September 20, 2014:
They are very easy to make - such a delicious breakfast treat. Thanks very much for your visit.
Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on September 19, 2014:
This sounds wonderful and looks easy to make. I will try them this fall.
Giovanna (author) from UK on June 26, 2014:
@esmonaco: Great - hope you like them. Thanks for your visit.
Eugene Samuel Monaco from Lakewood New York on June 26, 2014:
Wonderful recipe!! they look delicious!! I've got to give this a try!! Thanks :)
Giovanna (author) from UK on June 25, 2014:
@RaintreeAnnie: They're very little. Each one is the size of an apple slice. They're more like mini apple pies than croissants, but they certainly are delicious for breakfast - they're great because they can be cooked from frozen. Hope you enjoy them. Thanks for your visit.
RaintreeAnnie from UK on June 25, 2014:
I love apples and croissants so these sound delicious!