Thinly sliced apples are sauteed with butter, sugar, and cinnamon until they are tender and full of flavor for a delicious filling. Puff pastry is the base for this simple dessert, adding a nice bit of buttery crunch. A spinkle of coconut perfectly complements the apples and the pastry, adding a bit of tropical flair. A simple braided design makes this dessert the pefect dish for entertaining. Serve it slightly warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 1 apple
- 30 grams butter
- 50 grams brown sugar
- grated coconut
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 200°C (approximately 400°F).
- Peel apple and cut into thin slices.
- Heat apple slices, sugar, cinnamon and butter in a saucepan until apples are al dente.
- Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- Reserve syup from cooked apples.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll out the puff pastry sheet on baking sheet.
- Sprinkle grated coconut and apple slices over the middle third of pastry sheet.
- Cut the sides of pastry into horizontal strips and place in a crisscross pattern over the filling by alternating strips from each side.
- Brush the pastry with some of the reserved syrup from cooked apples.
- Bake in preheated oven on the middle rack until lightly browned for about 20 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack.