So you may have heard of this new site Pinterest – it’s supposedly popular??
I use it primarily for capturing recipes (i.e. desserts) and fashion inspirations. I decided to try this recipe I pinned on Pintrerest for a not-so-recent Oscars watch party, as parties are my favorite time to try new recipes.
1 box (2 sheets) of puff pastry, thawed
1 green apple
1 Tbsp brown sugar, divided
1 Tbsp butter, divided
1/4 tsp cinnamon, divided
1 medium wedge of brie
flour (for rolling)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
Unfold 1 sheet of puff pastry onto a lightly floured board and roll it slightly with a floured rolling pin until it’s a 10 by 10-inch square. Cut the sheet into quarters with a sharp knife. Place a good-sized slice of brie and 3 or 4 this slices of apple the middle of each of the 4 squares. Sprinkle apples with cinnamon and brown sugar and top with a pat of butter.
Brush the border of each pastry with egg wash and fold 2 opposite corners to the center, brushing and overlapping the corners of each pastry so they firmly stick together. Brush the top of the pastries with egg wash. Place the pastries on the prepared sheet pan. Repeat with the second sheet of puff pastry.
*I don’t think I let them cook long enough, after 20 minutes they look brown and puffy but they ended up greasy and too doughy on the bottom
*The flavor wasn’t great – I think additional cinnamon and sugar would have helped
*Don’t overfill – the cheese WILL pour out while cooking
I don’t think I will make this exact recipe again, maybe consider crescent roles or additional fillings (jam?) to add some more kick.