Savory apple baked in puff pastry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Keywords: bake nut-free soy-free sugar-free apple fall
Ingredients (serves 1)
- An apple of a variety that is good for baking: I used Braeburn (see this page for alternatives)
- 1/4 of the amount made by the recipe for "alternative" puff pastry (about 3 oz. / 83 g); while I have not tried making the recipe with regular puff pastry, I don't see why it would not work with it
- 20 g / 3/4 oz. aged Cheddar cheese, shredded using an extra-coarse grater
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Peel and core the apple. You may or may not want to use a vegetable peeler for the first task, but you want to use an apple corer for the second (trust me). Stuff the apple cavity with the cheese.
Roll the puff pastry into a thin square. Place the apple in the center of the pastry square and wrap it, pinching the seams. Where you see that there is extra puff pastry, you may want to cut a wedge and use it to seal the top or to make a decoration. I skipped the egg wash, but you don't have to: in a small bowl, beat an egg lightly with a tablespoon of water, then brush the surface with the egg wash.
Place the apple on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat and put the baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the surface is golden. Serve with fanfare (it's justified). When you cut the apple, the smell of melted cheddar and baked apple is irresistible.