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easy, yummy, pretty March 14, 2008

Filed under: apple jalousie,desert,easy,ginger,puff pastry — clutterlibrarian @ 5:07 pm

After attempting a tart crust- and failing as the dough did not hold together- I moved to plan B. Frozen puff pastry dough is a gift from the gods as far as I am concerned! For my version of Apple Jalousie, I saute Granny Smith apples (peeled, cored, and thinly sliced) in butter with sugar and ginger. The ginger is the key- also letting it saute until the sugar is caramelized. Yum!
The frozen puff pastry must be allowed to thaw and once that is done, cut two rectangles (I used a wavy edged vegetable chopper which makes a pretty edge) from the pastry. Lay the apples on the bottom rectangle. Fold the top rectangle and make slices with a sharp knife cut 1-1/2-inch-long slashes at 1-inch intervals along the folded side of the dough; leave at least a 1-inch border on the remaining three sides. I brushed the pastry top with egg whites and dusted with Turbinado sugar toward the end of baking.

With the left over dough, I made the little pastries which were a big hit with the girls!


2 Responses to “easy, yummy, pretty”

  1. Greenlee's Forest Says:

    Diane, those really sound amazing. I love ginger, and I’ve never tried anything like this! 🙂

  2. Diane Says:

    It’s easy with the frozen puff pastry dough! Yeah- I love ginger too and it is heaven with the cooked apples. 🙂

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