Cinnamon Apple Slab

A puff pastry dream 😍🍏🥐

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Total time: 60 minutes

Prep time: 30 minutes, Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for 4 people

1 sheet puff pastry

10 oz cream cheese softened

1/4 cup sugar

2 1/2 tsp

12 oz hard cider

1 1/2 cups flour

5 apples

Sunflower oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

Caramel sauce


Tools

Paper towels

Pastry brush

Vegetable peeler

Melon baller

Apple cutter

Plastic sheet

Skewers

Parchment paper


Step 1/4

Add the cream cheese to one half of the puff pastry triangle, cover with a plastic sheet, and press down with a baking dish to spread out. Mix 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and the sugar together in a small bowl and sprinkle over the cream cheese to taste. Next, make cuts down the opposite side of the pastry 1 inch a part and fold this half over the cream cheese half (see video). Brush with beaten eggs and bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes at 350 °F.

Step 2/4

Mix the cider, flour, and 1 tsp cinnamon in a large bowl and whisk until combined. Cut 4 of the apples with the apple cutter about 3/4 of the way to the bottom. Remove half of the core with the melon baller, then place a skewer down the center. Dip the apple in the batter, evenly coat all sides, and deep fry in oil at 350 °F. Once golden and crisp, remove the apple from the oil to drain on paper towels. You can keep the apples warm in the oven as you complete the following steps.

Step 3/4

For the apple roses: prepare a bowl of water with lemon juice. Cut the remaining apple in half and carefully use a vegetable peeler to cut thin ribbons from the apple. Soak in the lemon water. After, drain the water, pat dry, and form the roses by rolling up the slices until you've made a rose. Make 4 roses.

Step 4/4

Cut the puff pastry into 4 slices, then place a fried apple on top of each one. Drizzle with caramel sauce and garnish with the apple roses. Enjoy!