This is my first time making it using the frozen puff pastry, a healthier choice I suppose as we get to minimize the cooking oil use and only need to bake them instead.
The outcome turned out great. The husband kept popping the little pillows into his mouth and not to forget his first comment when he saw them getting out of the oven: "how can they turned out so pretty!" (heeheehee!)
What's inside this pretty babe:
Here's the recipe:
- 3 green apples (Malang / Granny Smith) make sure they are not too ripe.
- 75 gr sugar
- 2 tbs margarine
- 2 cm cinnamon stick
- 25 gr raisins
- 50 ml water
- 1 egg to brush the pastry top
- pinch of salt
Melt the margarine in a pan, put in the apples, raisins, cinnamon, and salt.
Stir until the apples turn golden yellowish, the add in water, and continue cooking until it becomes thick. Cool down.
Roll the puff pastry dough thinly (2-3mm) and cut the in shapes you like. (I make squares).
Get a piece of pastry, put in the filling, cover it with another piece of pastry, press the edges with fork to close them tightly.
Brush it with loosely beaten egg, bake in slightly greased pan, moderate heat (180-200 Celcius degree) for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
OR, simply wrap the filling in thawed frozen springroll wrap, and deep fried until golden brown.