Warm, flaky, Caramel Apple Puffs are super easy to make and perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
Every fall we used to visit and apple orchard a couple of hours from our house and they had the best apple desserts! One of the treats they offered were Caramel Apple Puffs. The apple orchard now has new owners as well a new menu so I decided to make my own caramel apple puffs recipe.
On a floured surface, roll out one sheet of thawed puff pastry dough into a large rectangle about 10×15 inches.
Can I use pie crust pastry instead of puff pastry to make caramel apple puffs?
Yes, you can swap the puff pastry out with pie crust pastry to make apple hand pies. They will not be as puffy and flaky as these caramel apple puffs but they will be delicious in their own way.
Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 12 squares.
Fill the center of six of the squares with apple pie filling. I used my homemade apple pie filling recipe found here.
Whisk together an egg and a tablespoon of water and then brush the outside edges of each pastry square with egg wash. Top with an additional square of pastry dough and use a fork to crimp and seal the edges.
What else can I add to these caramel apple puffs?
Although these caramel apple puffs are delicious as the recipe is written, you can add other ingredients to it to make different variations. Here are a few suggestions:
- chopped pecans
- dried fruits like raisins or cranberries
- fresh fruits like blueberries or chopped strawberries
- chewy caramel bits
Brush the tops with the egg wash.
Bake the caramel apple puffs at 400˚F for 17-20 minutes, until golden and puffed.
Drizzle the apple pastries with caramel syrup. I used my caramel syrup recipe found here.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and additional caramel syrup on top.
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