Super creative and fun after school activity for the kids! Recipe is very simple and you will be thrilled with the end result!
½ package of frozen puff pastry dough sheets (freezer section)
2 red delicious apples
2 tbs. of freshly squeezed lemon
3 tbs. of flower for dusting counter
3 tablespoons (roughly) of apricot preserves
Thaw puff pastry at room temp. (this is about 20-30 minutes)
Prep a bowl of cold water with the lemon juice (this is for the apples after you slice them so they do not brown)
Cut an apple in half and take out the core, but leave the skin of the apple on. Slice apples paper thin, I used a knife, but a mandolin would be ideal.
Place apple slices into bowl of water and lemon juice.
Place bowl of sliced apples in microwave for 2-3 minutes on high to soften them a bit. They should be bendable, if they snap in half, then they are not soft enough, but you also don’t want them falling apart into mush.
Unwrap the puff pastry dough and roll out the dough out into 6 strips about 2 x 9 inches.
In a small bowl, place 3 tbs of apricot preserves in about 2 tbs of water and microwave for a minute and spread a thin layer of preserves on each strip of dough. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and drain the apples into a colander.
Arrange apples on the dough overlapping one another, making sure that the apples are sticking a little bit above the dough.
Fold up bottom part of dough, and starting from one end, roll the dough carefully, while keeping the apples from sliding out. (apricot preserves make them a little slippery!) Place each one into a greased muffin tin, or if using silicone, you won’t have to.
Bake for about 40-45 minutes. If the tops are browning too fast, bring the oven rack lower. When they are done, sprinkle a dusting of powdered sugar on the top! They are best when warm and crispy, but you can also store them for about 3 days in fridge.