Autumn’s not autumn without cinnamon, right? Regardless of how many ‘pumpkin spice’ things you eat, you’d notice if this little spice wasn’t there to welcome you home every October. The marriage of cinnamon and apple is a perfect and harmonious one- add buttery pastry and you’ve died and gone to heaven! I’m a lover of freshly made pastry and a rough puff would be awesome to use for these but sometimes you just don’t have the time! I always keep a ready made all-butter puff block in my freezer for super speedy pies but if you’ve got a couple of apples looking a bit worse for wear then stick ‘em in these little parcels of joy. They’re great for packed lunches or even breakfast- or go all out and reheat and serve with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream. YUM.
1 pack ready-made all-butter puff pastry
500g chopped apples
1 knob of butter
1tsp ground cinnamon
3tbsp brown sugar
cinnamon sugar: ½tsp ground cinnamon for every 1tbsp of white sugar
1. Pop the butter and apples in a pan over a low heat and add the 1tsp of ground cinnamon and brown sugar. Add a splash of water and cook until the apples are just beginning to soften and caramelise. Leave to cool.
2. Cut your puff pastry into squares and roll out.
3. On one half spoon in a dollop of the stewed apples.
4. Run a drop of water around the edge of the pastry and then fold it over in half. Use a fork to crimp the edges and seal.
5. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake for 15-20 mins at 180c.