Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 2 apples (peeled and cored)

For Topping

  • 1 egg yolk (beaten)
  • Sliced almonds
  • Powdered sugar

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet

    Ensure it's large enough to fit all your apple rings without crowding them. Line it with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

  • Paring Knife

    A sharp paring knife will make peeling and coring the apples a breeze. A corer can also be handy but isn't necessary.

  • Pastry Brush

    Use this to evenly spread the beaten egg yolk over the pastry-wrapped apple rings for that golden brown finish.

  • Rolling Pin

    Needed for rolling out the puff pastry to the right thickness. If you don’t have one, a wine bottle can also work in a pinch! 🍷

Instructions

Step 1

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Forming the Apple Rings

Roll out the puff pastry and cut it into strips about 0.4 inches wide.
Peel the apples, remove the cores, and cut them into thick rings.
Wrap each apple ring with a strip of puff pastry.

Step 3

Baking

Brush the wrapped apple rings with beaten egg yolk and generously sprinkle them with sliced almonds.
Place the apple rings on the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.

Step 4

Finishing Touches

Remove the apple rings from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet.
After cooling, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Enjoy the amazing taste of these puff pastry apple rings! ❤️

Servings

Ready to serve your **Puff Pastry Apple Rings**? Here are some fun and delicious ideas to elevate your presentation:

For a breakfast treat: Top the apple rings with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey. 🍯 Serve with a side of fresh berries to add a burst of freshness and color. Your morning coffee or tea is the perfect pairing.

As a sweet dessert: Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some whipped cream. A sprinkle of cinnamon or a drizzle of caramel sauce will enhance the flavors beautifully. 🍨🥄

For a fancy brunch: Arrange the rings on a platter, garnished with edible flowers and mint leaves. Pair them with mimosas or iced tea for a chic brunch setup. 🌸🍹

The options are endless, so get creative and enjoy these delightful apple rings anytime!

Variations

Gluten-Free: Simply swap out the puff pastry for a gluten-free version. Many grocery stores carry gluten-free puff pastry, so be sure to check the frozen aisle. 🛒🍎

Vegan: Use a vegan puff pastry, available in most supermarkets. Instead of the egg yolk, brush the rings with a mixture of plant-based milk and a bit of maple syrup to get that golden finish. 🌱🍏

Faq

  • Can I prepare the apple rings ahead of time?

    Yes, you can assemble the apple rings a few hours in advance and store them in the refrigerator. Brush with the egg yolk and add the almonds right before baking.

  • Can I use another type of fruit?

    Absolutely! Pears work well, and you can experiment with peaches or even pineapple slices for a different twist. 🍑🍍

  • How do I make sure the puff pastry remains crispy?

    Ensure your oven is fully preheated before you start baking. Also, avoid overcrowding the baking sheet to allow for even air circulation.

  • Can I add cinnamon or other spices?

    Yes, feel free to sprinkle a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, or even cardamom on top of the wrapped apple rings before baking for an extra punch of flavor. 🌟

  • Can I make these in an air fryer?

    Yes, you can! Set your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) and cook for about 10-12 minutes, checking for doneness frequently. They should be golden and crispy. 🍏✨

  • How can I ensure the almonds stay on top?

    Press the almonds gently into the egg yolk wash to help them adhere better. You can also lightly toast them before placing them on the apple rings for extra crunch.

Nutrition facts

Easy Baked Apple Rings Dessert
Recipe Yield:4 servings
Calories:Each serving contains approximately 125 calories
Calories (Min - Max):100 - 150
Total Fat:8g
Saturated Fat:4g
Protein:2g
Total Carbohydrate:14g
Total Sugars:6g