Apple Cinnamon Pastries. The perfect Christmas Morning Breakfast Idea. Simple to do, and can be made ahead and baked! Includes recipe video tutorial too!
It is officially apple season and if you ask me, there’s no better way to enjoy an apple than to toss it with some cinnamon sugar and bake it up into a flakey Apple Cinnamon Pastry. What could be better?!
Guests are always impressed by these because they look very complicated but truth be told are super simple to make. They would be a great idea for Christmas Morning too! The in-laws would be very impressed 🙂
How do you make apple cinnamon pastries?
You’ll first begin by creating a cinnamon sugar mixture and tossing it with the apples and adding a few raisins. Then you’ll cut store-bought puff pastry into rectangles, brush with egg wash to seal them and then fill with the apples.
Do you need to peel the apple?
I say no! There’s a lot of pectin in the apple skin which adds to the syrupy consistency in the filling once those apples are baked. So I leave the skin on. I also find it’s so much quicker and easier to keep the skin on, so why go through that extra step if you don’t have too.
Can you make apple cinnamon pastries ahead of time?
Yes! That’s why I love this recipe because it can all be made the day before, placed in the fridge or freezer, and baked the day of your party.
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- 2 tbsp (25 g) sugar
- ¼ tsp (1.25ml) cinnamon
- 1 cup (150 g) of diced apples, skin on (to preserve the pectin)
- 3 tbsp (30 g) raisins
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 package of store-bought puff pastry sheets (I really like the Pepperidge Farm Brand for these since it’s already scored!)
- 1 tbsp (7g) powdered sugar
- 1-2 tsp (5-10ml) of heavy cream
- Pre-heat oven to 400F (200C)
- In a small bowl combine the sugar with the cinnamon and set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl add the apples, the cinnamon sugar and the raisins. Toss well to combine and set aside.
- Beat 1 egg until combined.
- Roll out puff pastry onto a floured surface. Cut into 3” by 2” rectangles. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg wash around the perimeter of each rectangle.
- Fill one half with a scoop of the apple mixture about 1 ½ tablespoons. Top with 2nd half of pastry and seal shut using the tines of a fork, pressing down into the pastry all the way around.
- Brush pastry tops with egg wash, and then make 4-5 slits across the apple mound for ventilation. Transfer with a floured spatula to a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- These can all be made in advance, wrapped tightly with foil and popped in the fridge or freezer until ready to be baked.
- Bake for 30-35mins, depending on it they were frozen or not, if frozen will take the full 35 mins most likely. If not 25-30 mins. If not freezing before do take the time to firm up the dough by popping your tray in the fridge for 20 mins, freezer for 10 mins, otherwise the pastry can melt too quickly in the oven and lose its shape.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Meanwhile in a small bowl and the powdered sugar and heavy cream and whisk with a fork until smooth. Start with 1 tsp if too thick and the 2nd tsp.
- Drizzle the glaze on the pastries with a fork in a zig zag motion. Transfer pastries to cake stand, et voila! Serve and enjoy!