Monday, January 31, 2011

Easy, but looks hard

Isn’t that what we all want?  To be able to make something that is easy and impressive looking, but looks like you spent hours in the kitchen?!

I call it Easy Ass As Pie

Take 2 apples and core them and slice them into really thin slices. (I used Granny Smiths because I love tart)

Squirt some lemon juice over them so they don’t turn brown.  I would have used a fresh lemon, but this is what I had! So shoot me!

Now to that add about 1/3 cup sugar….this can be white sugar, brown sugar….probably NOT powdered sugar…

and a little bit of cinnamon and let them play around and get it juicy for a bit.

Get out a sheet of puff pastry dough and when it’s thawed, divide it into thirds.

Next, I put a dollop of apple butter on each of the slices…..not sure I would do this next time as it kind of made a mess on my pan, but luckily I had one of those Silpat thingies underneath it, so it really wasn’t a big deal…’ll see what I mean in upcoming pictures… this step at your own risk….if I were to do it again, I would brush the tops with the apple butter once it was cooked…..take heed!

So anyway, I put a dollop of apple butter on the puff pastry and then spread it about like so….

Then I put my apple slices on top…..all nice and pretty….

Oh yeah, if you like nuts, you might throw a few walnuts into the left-over sugar concoction and them sprinkle those on top of your apples.  I used walnuts…

Then pop these into the oven at 415 for about 15-20 minutes….until the pastry browns….

Here I am at 10 minutes…..when I’ve found the apple butter has thinned out and ran everywhere….

Here they are out of the oven……see the mess on the Silpat baking mat?!

But see how pretty once they are on a plate?


See? I told you….. Easy Ass As Pie! Looks like something you’d get somewhere fancy!


  1. Yummy looking! Love the name! I have used this pastry to make twisted cheese sticks, but this is even cutting into strips! It looks really good all melted and oozy like that.

  2. Looks yummy to me, too! I love your little baking segments!!

  3. Could I have mine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream???? Jan

  4. Tammy!!! Another one for the arsenal! LOVE the simplicity...AND the yum factor! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Don't these look great? I can imagine them with apricots or peaches too!!!!! Delicious!
    Yep, they need a scoop of Double Vanilla Ice Cream. MMMMMMMM
    Man, there goes those hips again...........

  6. I am firing up the oven!!!!
    These look too good to pass up.