Pastries quick and easy – yes, it’s possible. This time the puff pastry quickie comes with apple, coconut oil vanilla, cinnamon, and walnuts!
To blow off all your question marks concerning puff pastry: yes, you can buy a ready to use vegan dough. Just keep your eyes open in the supermarket!
The premade dough is very useful for various dishes. For sour or sweet pastries the dough can be filled or topped with anything you like. You can make any type of strudel. Which is also a really good meal for lunch to go. Or just put vegetables or fruit on top of the puff pastry and put it in the oven. If you have leftovers in your fridge put them on or wrap them in some puff pastry.
A sweet way to use puff pastry is to make some small tarts with apples. It is very addictive – and healthy as well 😉 – because you know: “An apple a day…” – so eat at least 2 pieces of that delicious tarts.
From my point of view, too little attention is paid to the great combination of apples and blueberries. The two ingredients support each other’s taste and flavor. They result in a very harmonic and incredibly tasty combination.
Now a warning to your own security: The mixture of cinnamon, vanilla, and coconut oil is extremely yummy! So do not taste too much of it while making the tarts.
The walnuts crumble on top meets perfectly with the taste of all other ingredients and adds a nice crunch on top of the puff pastry apple tarts.
Optionally you can use any other berry jam. Every berry jam will make a good job here. Also, you can replace the coconut oil with plant-based butter.
The apple tarts themselves are already extremely awesome but you can add some whipped plant-based cream or some ice cream to perfectly round it off.
Recipe for 8 pieces:
1 package of premade puff pastry dough (24 x 40cm)
4 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp vanilla sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp berry jam
2 tbsp chopped walnuts
5 tbsp plant-based milk
Preparation of half apples: 180° Grad – 8 Minuten
Tartes with apples: 180° Grad – 25 Minuten
Cut the apples into halves, remove the core, and cut it into slices.
Heat the coconut oil together with sugar, vanilla sugar, vanilla extract cinnamon, and two tablespoons of plant-based milk on low heat until everything is liquid. Stir it until all ingredients are mixed and the sugar is dissolved.
Next, put the apples on a baking paper and spread the coconut liquid with a brush on it.
Lay an additional baking paper layer on top and put them for 8 minutes at 180° Celsius into the oven.
Cut the puff pastry dough into 8 pieces. Place a small dot of jam with a teaspoon on it and spread it a little to make it a bed for the apple halves.
Place the pre-baked apple halves on top of the puff pastry tarts. Carefully incise the puff pastry around the apples on all sides with a knife so that the edges can lift during baking. Spread again some coconut oil mixture to the apple halves. Now put them into the oven.
After the first 10 minutes in the oven apply again the coconut oil. Spread the walnut crumbles on top of the tart and put them back into the oven.
After overall 25 minutes in the oven get the tarts out of the oven and – after chilling – add some powdered sugar.
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