I heart Jessica of My Baking Heart. I really really heart her. Dorie and her recipes are fabulous. I've tried many new and wonderful things. I've created many many dishes that the husband has to wash. Many dishes. This week's recipe was simple beyond belief. And not only was it simple, it was good. Really good. And versatile.
I needed four things to make this recipe. Four. The dishes? A knife, a cutting board, and a spoon. Four ingredients + three utensils + delicious = a total keeper.
Delicious like this.
It's frozen puff pastry topped with a few apple chunks, some brown sugar, and a bit of butter. Heaven. I will say that there are a few on the blogroll who couldn't leave well enough alone and made their own puff pastry. I say when there is Pepperidge Farm, why bother. The original recipe does call for a round pastry. If it's possible to be any lazier in this recipe, I found it. I cut squares.
Puff pastry, apples, brown sugar, butter.
I did mess around a little bit. I wanted to see if other toppings would work as well as the apples did. I have some lovely strawberry/vanilla/rhubarb compote in the fridge.
Also completely delicious. The butter on this one was unnecessary.
And here's one that was just brown sugar and butter. Before:
Very very good. Though I did lose a bit of the caramel. The good news was it stuck to the bottom of the pastry and I got to eat it anyway!
This is a recipe I can see myself making over and over again. It was simple beyond belief. My only note would be to cut the apples a bit smaller. I was afraid to let it bake much longer, and the apples had a bit more crunch than I would have liked.
I usually have puff pastry in the freezer. It would be a snap to pull it out before dinner, let it thaw during dinner, and then assemble the pastries while the table is being cleared and coffee is being made. Instant amazing dessert warm from the oven.
Thank you Jessica! Have I mentioned that I heart you? Next week is honey peach ice cream. The boy and girl are very excited about that one!