Sunday, 15 September 2013

Serve Apple Blossoms at Your Next Family Gathering For A Delicious Dessert

Apple Blossoms
This is a pretty simple dessert which is ideal for sharing. This dessert is great for when you want to prepare it ahead of time and just pop it in the oven at the last minute and be able to serve it hot from the oven for your guests, and gives you more time to chat with your guests.

Apple Blossoms


2 ¼ cups flour

1 tbsp brown sugar

½ tsp salt

1 cup shortening or butter (Very cold and cut in cubes)

6 tbsp ice water

Pulse the cold butter or shortening into the flour sugar and salt using a food processor until the shortening or butter is reduced to pea sized pieces. Sprinkle the water over the surface and toss with a fork until the water is just incorporated into the dough. Do not over work the dough; handle it only enough so that the dough stays together. Separate the dough into 4 balls and roll out into 4 thin circles. Place in the fridge to chill well.

Mix together
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Peel and core 4 large apples and stuff them with with the sugar and spice mixture and top each apple with 1 tsp butter.

Work with cold pastry here. Place each apple in the center of a pastry round and bring the edges of the pastry up over the apple to completely enclose it. Cut out a leaf or other shape from dough trimmings for decoration if you like for the top of the pastry and brush the whole pastry with an egg wash and  sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with vanilla ice cream and cup of coffee or glass of milk for the kiddies.

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