Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Creamy Apple Cinnamon Pockets

I love puff pastry sheets. They are so useful and handy to work with and they fluff up so nicely. There are so many things that you can make with these sheets right from strudels to patties to spring rolls and what not!
I too made a couple of things today with these puff pastry sheets for snacks. One sweet recipe and one savory. My next post is going to be about the savory one. :)

For now let's enjoy these flaky, puffy creamy apple cinnamon pockets.


 I did not follow any recipe but made up my own based on what I had in hand. These turned out so perfect and delicious. These pockets melt away in your mouth as you bite them. We enjoyed having these as snacks in the evening.

Here is the recipe (click here for the printable version)

Ingredients:
1 puff pastry (that's half off 17.3 ounce package of frozen puff pastry)
1 apple (peeled, cored, very finely chopped)
1/8 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup sour cream
1/8 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon powder
2 tbsp milk (for milk wash or if u like darker color of crust, use egg-wash)

Sugar Glaze (optional)
1/8 cup sugar + 1 tbsp water

Method:
1. Thaw the puff pastry per instructions on the package.
2. After the pastry dough becomes easy to handle (after about an hour), roll it on a floured surface to approx 16x12 inch rectangle. ( i didn't measure with a tape :P that's why approx :D )
3. Using a pastry brush remove the excess flour from the sheet.
4. Now using a sharp knife, make 4 cuts lengthwise and 5 cuts horizontally giving you about 20 squares.
5. In a bowl, take sour cream and mix sugar and cinnamon to it. Then add the apples and raisins and coat them well.
6. Spoon the mixture in the center of the square. Brush the edges with milk, bring the edges together in a any shape you like, I used rectangle, and seal by pressing the together. Repeat with all the squares.
7. Now using a sharp knife, make 2-3 small slits on top of each pocket.
8. Place the prepared pockets on a greased baking tray and put the tray in the refrigerator for 15-20 min.
9. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F while your pockets are in the fridge.
10. Once the oven is pre-heated, take out the baking tray from the fridge, brush the top of the pockets with milk and put it in the oven.
11. Bake for 10-12 minutes.They will be perfectly browned from bottom, light golden from top and perfectly flaky and puffy.
12. Drizzle some glaze on the top and serve.


PS: Let the pockets cool down on a cooling rack for 10 minutes before you start hogging on to them else you will end up burning your mouth :)

Sending these to Champa's Bake Off Event. and Lakshmi's Creative Chef Awards Contest.

27 comments:

sara @ CaffeIna said...

I love puff pastry sheets too! I know that making your own puff pastry is a great accomplishment but one rarely has the time. When the store bought you can make a snack or a dessert in 2 seconds! I love this pockets!

Santosh Bangar said...

itisrealy a nice and easy recipe with apples healthy dish

Anu said...

They have come perfect..yummy

Jay said...

oh..my..gosh...looks awesome..
Tasty appetite

BangaloreBaker said...

These look awesome. Thanks for the lovely entry.

Luna's Recipes said...

This looks delicious. I love puff pastry and apple. So you can imagen that i adore this recipe!. Thanks so much for sharing. All the best. Luna

Madhura Manoj said...

Looks soo tempting & perfect. Nice clicks!

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Jay said...

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Tasty appetite

Priya said...

Yummy pockets, truly inviting.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious pies I make them similar without sour cream Vaishali this looks wonderful

ravienomnoms said...

ooo yum! I have a feeling that I would eat like 20 of these!

briarrose said...

Wonderful nibbles. They look heavenly.

Happy Cook said...

Looks so so yumm

divya said...

looks good,yummy n amazing...

swapna said...

cute looking pocket...love it!!

Evan @swEEts said...

I'd eat this for a snack any day of the week! I can't wait to see the savory version!

Pushpa said...

Looks very yummy.

Sandra said...

Buzzed you!

Apu said...

Delicious!! They look wonderful!!

Vegetarian Zest said...

Would love to have one of these yummilicious pockets with my cuppa now.

vimala said...

I was passing by and was forced to browse your site for some time, particularly I loved the colour and texture of your bread.

meltingbutter.com said...

oh yum, they looks so light and fluffy!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, these are amazing, loving them :)

Sanjana said...

What if I don't want them to cool? I'm willing to take the risk :D

Joy said...

That looks so good. It looks like something you would get at the store but so much better.

rekhas kitchen said...

Lovely recipe loks so mouth watering

Now Serving said...

Congrats on an award well-deserved! Pockets looks wickedly good :))

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