lavender and honey apple puffs

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here is another easy recipe to make with frozen puff pastry sheets.  i found this online in p. allen smith’s gardening blog.  he uses many ingredients from his garden to prepare recipes that have been successful for me when i attempt to bake or prepare them.

this one was made rather quickly and turned out very nicely.  i used culinary lavender buds that i purchased in the spice aisle of my market.  i wouldn’t try to use my lavender, as i don’t believe the recipe would have the same terrific outcome.

to make these puffs:  roll out one sheet of thawed puff pastry into an 8 by 8 inch square.  then cut into four squares.  i used four medium to small gala apples for this recipe.

next, mix 1/4 cup honey, or agave, with 1 teaspoon lavender buds, 1/4 cup softened butter and 1/4 cup brown sugar, and add salt to taste.  then, i peeled the apples and cored them 3/4 of the way down, without opening up the bottom of the apple.  then, spoon in the honey butter.

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place the apples on the pastry squares.  use egg wash on the apple and the pastry square before bringing up the sides of the pastry to cover the apples.  brush the outside with egg wash as well, and place on a cookie sheet lined with silpat or parchment paper.

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vent the pastry with a knife in several places.  make certain that the pastry is tight around the apple.  sprinkle the outside of the pastry with sugar sprinkles.  bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for at least 30, but closer to 40 minutes until brown.  serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.  i sprinkled the apples with powdered sugar.   this is super tasty.

 

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