Apple and Coconut Braid


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


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (approximately 400°F).
  2. Peel apple and cut into thin slices.
  3. Heat apple slices, sugar, cinnamon and butter in a saucepan until apples are al dente.
  4. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  5. Reserve syup from cooked apples.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Roll out the puff pastry sheet on baking sheet.
  8. Sprinkle grated coconut and apple slices over the middle third of pastry sheet.
  9. Cut the sides of pastry into horizontal strips and place in a crisscross pattern over the filling by alternating strips from each side.
  10. Brush the pastry with some of the reserved syrup from cooked apples.
  11. Bake in preheated oven on the middle rack until lightly browned for about 20 minutes.
  12. Cool on a wire rack.
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