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Apple Napoleons

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 45 mins
  • servings: 4
Photography: EARL CARTER

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • All-purpose flour, for work surface
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 small Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut lengthwise into 1/3-inch-thick wedges
  • 2 cups sweetened whipped cream

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar. Place pastry on a lightly floured work surface. Sprinkle evenly with 2 tablespoons cinnamon mixture. Carefully roll out to 1/8 inch thick. Cut out eight 3 inch squares, and place on a parchment- lined baking sheet. Cover with more parchment and another baking sheet. Chill in freezer until firm, about 15 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Bake pastry in oven until crisp and lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Remove top parchment and baking sheet. Transfer, with bottom parchment, to a wire rack, and let cool.

  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat until foam subsides. Add apples; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Add remaining cinnamon mixture. Cook until apples are tender but not falling apart. Let cool completely. To assemble, top the pastry with whipped cream then apples; repeat with another layer of each. Serve immediately.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October Fall 2003

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Reviews (1)

  • 29 Nov, 2009

    Quick, easy and yummy dessert.