Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, here is an extremely easy dessert that you can serve at your festive meal or for any holiday. The basic holiday ingredients are covered: apples and honey, so you know you will have a sweet New Year if you make these! They are pareve (neutral) so they can be served with all your festive meat dishes. Chag Sameach (Happy New Year)!
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ cup sugar
6 apples (Fuji, Gala or your favorite), peeled, cored and cut into 1” cubes
1 Tbls. honey
½ tsp. orange zest
½ cup orange juice
1 ½ Tbls. lemon juice
½ cup water
½ package puff pastry, defrosted at room temperature
Egg wash (1 egg beaten with a little water)
- Preheat oven to 400 °F. Place cinnamon and sugar in medium sized pan; dissolve over medium high heat; add remaining ingredients except pastry and egg wash. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium high and cook for 15 minutes until apples are semi-soft. Cool. Drain apples, reserving liquid for later.
- On a floured board, place puff pastry and add a tablespoon of flour on top, spreading gently with hands; roll out dough on floured surface until it is 1/8” Cut into 3 X 3” squares, placing 1 Tbls. of apple mixture in center of each square. Fold over corners to form a triangle; pinch all sides together; (for added adhesion, press down all edges with tines of a fork) lay on parchment lined baking sheet and brush lightly with egg wash. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes or until lightly brown.
Tip: Reserved liquid can be combined with any leftover apples and mashed for a nice, chunky applesauce. If you like if less chunky, just put it into the food processor for a few seconds and you have a delicious homemade applesauce!