Baked Apples

Baked Apple

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1/2 recipe of home made puff pastry or 1 package frozen commercial puff pastry, thawed but cold

2-4 apples (depends on how many you want to make)

Peel and core the apples. Let sit in water with lemon juice while you prepare the pastry.

Roll the dough to about 1/4″ thickness.  Cut into 8″ squares.  Cut a V-notch in the middle of each side about 2″ in.  Remove apples from water and dry off with paper towels.

Place one apple on each pastry square.  Fill the center of the apple with a brown sugar and cinnamon mixture

(1/2 cup brown sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon mixed for 4 apples)

You can add a few chopped nuts or dried cranberries to the middle if you wish.

Sprinkle on 1 tsp lemon juice and a small knob of butter.

Bring opposite ends of pastry up to the center, covering the apple.  Repeat with the other 2 sides.

Pinch the pastry closed all around the apples.  Brush apples with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes.  Reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake an additional 35-40 minutes or until apples have softened.

Serve with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

NOTE:  I used Gala apples.

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Apple Beignets

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Peel and core about 4 large apples.

Mix together

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup rum or brandy

Pour over apple. Let marinate for about an hour in the refrigerator.

Mix together

1-3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs yolks – reserve the whites
3.4 cup milk
2/3 cup flat beer
2 tbsps melted butter

Mix well and set aside.

When ready, beat the two egg whites until stiff and fold into the batter.

Heat oil to 375 degrees. Drain apples.

Dip each apple ring into the batter and drop into the oil. Cook until golden brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels.

To serve, dust with confectioners sugar.

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Desserts (From 2003)

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From 2003, Lee, Pam and Sylvia take on dessert recipes in a two part show:

Part 1

  • Pear Tart And Pumpkin Roll
  • Swedish Apple Pie.

http://blip.tv/play/AYL0%2BxgA.html?p=1http://a.blip.tv/api.swf#AYL0+xgA

Part 2

  • Tiramasu Tort
  • Strawberries Romanoff
  • Bananas Foster

http://blip.tv/play/AYL0%2BwgA.html?p=1http://a.blip.tv/api.swf#AYL0+wgA

Check out the recipes online. If you need a DVD quality version, contact us via email.

This is an abridged version of our original show. During its taping, Spencer Cable Access producer Lee Danek had won a 1st place in the North East Video Festival in Portland, ME. We’ve cut out references to this content for this presentation.