August 31, 2006

A perfect morning pastry

Here is another great dessert recipes from Pepperidge Farm. I've become a big fan of this website in the past months. There are hundreds of easy and quick dessert and appetizer recipes that will go perfect for your upcoming holiday baking that is only 3 months away.

If you have never used puff pastries before don't worry because the website shows you proper thawing intrusions and how to roll out and form the dough.

Apple Pecan Pastries
from Pepperidge Farm Website

Yummy Pie

1/2 pkg. Pepperidge Farm Frozen Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 cups diced, peeled Granny Smith apples
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tbsp. cold butter , cut into pieces
Confectioners' Sugar

THAW pastry sheet at room temperature 30 min. Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add apples, pecans and butter and toss to coat.

UNFOLD pastry on lightly floured surface. Roll into 15" x 10" rectangle. Brush lightly with water. With long side facing you, spoon apple mixture on pastry to within 2" of long sides and all the way to short sides. Starting at long side, roll up like a jelly roll. Cut into 12 (1 1/4") slices. Place 2" apart on greased baking sheet.

BAKE 15 min. or until golden. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Makes 12 pastries.

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