APPLE AND CHEESE POCKETS

DSC_0845Delicious puff pastry pillows stuffed with apple and cream cheese, special for an afternoon coffee with friends.
A different option to share, even if you want you can drizzle with chocolate and it will be even better.
This option is ideal for parties as a sweet snack and you can give them the size you want.
I invite you to try this different and delicious option.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • The juice of half a lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 4 sheets of puff pastry

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a hot skillet melt butter, add brown sugar,lime juice and apples, stir and cook for 5 minutes, add the ginger and cinnamon, stir well and remove from heat.
Place mixture in a bowl, add cream cheese and stir well, allow to cool.

Meanwhile stretch sheets of puff pastry, cut into 9 equal pieces.
In a bowl stir together the egg with the water.

Once the mixture is cold, place a teaspoon in one piece of puff pastry, place another on top, pinch the edges with a fork, make a well in the center, brush with egg mixture and sprinkle with a little brown sugar.

Place on a tray lined with parchment paper, and bake for 25 minutes.

This recipe makes 36 pockets.

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Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy
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