26 July 2014

Apple dumplings

Lately I was craving for sweets and fruits and something nice for breakfasts. I stumble upon this recipe on a book and I thought I could give it a go. It tastes like apple pie but looks somehow different.

Serves 6
  • 500g puff pastry
  • 3 Bramley apples
  • 3 Tbsp vanilla sugar + extra for dusting
  • 150 ml double cream (as thick as possible)
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg yolk beaten with 1 Tbsp water 
You can use any other type of apple, of course, but Bramley apples are big and sweet and they just melt in the oven, mixing with the sugar and the cinnamon.

Peel and core the apples. I left then in a bucket of water while I was preparing the rest to reduce them from oxidising too fast. Spread the puff pastry on a flour surface and roll it as thin as you can. Then cut it in three pieces. Try to make them as squared as possible, unlike the one on the picture, so they will cover the apples nicely. 

Mix the cream with the cinnamon and the vanilla sugar. Put the apples on each puff sheet and filled each core with the cream mixture. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon and sugar over the top of the apples.

Roll the pastry around the apples and put them on a baking tray. Brush them with the beaten egg and put in the oven for 40 minutes at 180 ÂșC until golden.

You can serve them hot or cold, with a bit of whipped cream, hot custard or vanilla ice cream, but they are tasty even on its own! Remember they are really big apples, serving only half on one is a fairly big serving... If you use smaller ones then you could make up to six smaller portions.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 6
Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories 509
Calories from Fat 314
Total Fat 34.932g54%
Saturated Fat 18.733g94%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.583g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.133g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 189mg8%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 43.132g14%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g10%
Sugars 13.483g
Protein 5.3g
Vitamin A 1% · Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% · Iron 1%

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