After buying the apples last week at the Farmers market over by work I wanted to make something with them, but I was so uninspired. I put a shout out onto Twitter for something to do with these apples when my friend Allyson gave me a link to some apple puffs made with puff pastry.
I could have sworn I had puff pastry in the freezer so when the kid called me when he got home I asked him to take the box of pastry dough out of the freezer.
When I got home I realized I was mistaken.. it was Phyllo.
I used it anyway, but it wasn't the outcome I wanted, they were good, but I wasn't happy with the phyllo texture.
When I made a stop at the local supermarket on Sunday after doing my laundry I had in my head to get puff pastry.. but the only kind they had was $6 a box, and I just didn't have the extra $ to splurge on that this week so I stood there for a minute and let the wheels spin to find an alternative.
Then it dawned on me.. Crescent rolls!
But then again, no.. they were $4 for the big ones (Friggin' overpriced local supermarket)
So I scanned the shelves and I decided on a tube of Grands rolls.. those should work.
And ya know what?
This is what I did
- 2 medium sized appled, cut into small pieces (I used 1 Fuji &1 Granny Smith)
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons flour
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tube of refrigerated flaky biscuits
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
Preheat the oven to 400°f
In a medium sized bowl mix together the first 6 ingredients
Pull apart the biscuits and stretch them out to about 4 inch rounds
Line a baking sheet with Parchment
Add a tablespoon of the apple mixture to each round and take the left and right sides and pinch them together, then do the same with the top and bottom (like a little dumpling with open ends)
Brush the dough with the egg (or if you're like me and don't have a pastry brush just use your fingers)
Bake for 8-10 minutes until the dough is puffy & golden.
Let cool & enjoy.
These were so good I can't wait to make them again!