If you’ve been reading on the blog lately, you’re familiar with my lament about the apple dessert that was the epic failure.
We’re moving on.
Today is all about the last day of October and making an easy apple dessert with puff pastry.
It’s the last day of October and that means Halloween. The weather is perfect and crisp, no rain tonight so the trick and treaters can run and have lots of fun without getting wet.
There are lots of fun pumpkins all over the place and across the way, a local church is putting on a huge trunk and treat event. Which means that it will be quite loud out here in a bit, but it’s all fun. I’m thankful for churches and community centers who plan safe, fun, family fun family events for this night of spooks and scares. I helped out at one last weekend and it was an all around fun time. No one got hurt, even though the huge inflatable slide I was manning deflated not once, but twice. #bereadyforanything
But I digress from the matter at hand which is this: easy apple gallete made with puff pastry. No more rolling dough or mixing dough, especially when you need a dessert pronto. I’m so in love with puff pastry. Where in the world have you been all of my life? Why didn’t my mother tell me about this. (Probably because she was raising a house full of kids and animals! Ha!)
And this is the perfect dessert for Melody who is sooooo busy running around in the latest mystery that she doesn’t have a ton of time to bake. She adopts puff pastry in to her baking repertoire, even creating a local baking class around “Autumn Desserts and the Joy of Puff Pastry.” Come on over.
By the way, that book is done (yippee!) and I’m getting ready to send it to the proof reader. I’m so excited about this book. I enjoyed writing it, the mystery is fun, fun, fun and I’m loving Melody’s new love interest (I think you’ll like him too!). Plus, there are a lot of autumn desserts in here! I’m hoping for a release in about 2 weeks, maybe less. Stay posted…..
This dessert is kind of like an apple crisp; you can’t really ruin it. I used five apples and mixed them up with about a quarter cup of brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon, 1 tsp. of cornstarch, a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of nutmeg. I added a few slices of butter on the top just so it wouldn’t over bake.
This dessert is perfect in its imperfect form. I don’t love it as much as I love apple pie, but I’m a bit crazy about it.
And honestly, it could be a dessert or a breakfast Danish. It’s a two-for-one recipe. Happy Autumn!