Apple Cinnamon Pastries with Maple Glaze
In partnership with Yes! Apples Ambassador, Josh Lehenbauer (@joshisbaking).
These apple cinnamon pastries are the perfect spiced treat for the fall, but let’s be honest—they’re also perfect for any time of the year!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 pastries
- 1 sheet store-bought puff pastry, thawed (see notes below to make your own from scratch)
- 3 Fuji apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup dark brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ground cardamom
- 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 1 large egg, lightly whisked
- Demerara sugar (or any coarse brown sugar)
- 1¼ cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out puff pastry to 12 in. x 12 in. and cut into six 4 in. x 6 in. rectangles. With a small knife, lightly score a ½ in. border around the inside of each rectangle (be careful not to cut all the way through).
- In a large bowl, combine apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, spices, and flour. Leaving the borders clear, overlap your apples in the middle of each pastry. Sprinkle chopped pecans over the top.
- Brush the borders with egg wash and sprinkle with Demerara sugar (any coarse sugar works).
- Bake on the middle rack for 15-20 minutes or until desired browning.
- Once completely cooled, whisk together glaze ingredients and drizzle over the pastries. Enjoy as-is or top with your favorite ice cream or whipped cream!
- See Josh's favorite rough puff pastry recipe here.
- Be extra careful not to cut all the way through the pastry when scoring! The pastry is already very thin, so all you need is a slight indent to get the desired effect.
- These generally take closer to 20 minutes. It's baker's preference, really, but Josh prefers these extra crunchy!