I warned you this was coming, didn't I?
apple picking at Bilpin, I was hankering for a little apple 'something' for morning tea with our freshly picked apples. But it was Easter Sunday and all the shops were closed so I had to make do what what little I already have. I found some of those lovely blackberries that I'd frozen from late last year when we went on our berry picking adventure. After rummaging about in the freezer, I also found some puff pastry and that how this little sweet treat came about.
These parcels of puff pastry contains a filling of sweet delicious apples balanced perfectly by the
tartness of the blackberries. I loved them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. Mmm...delish.
Apple and blackberry parcels (makes 12)
5 tablespoon brown sugar
3 apples, peeled, cored and cubed
pinch of all spice
pinch of cinnamon
1 cup blackberries, frozen
3 sheets store-bought puff pastry
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoon raw sugar
1. Melt butter and sugar in a pot, then stir in apples, blackberries, all spice and cinnamon for around 5 minutes or until the apples are softened.
2. Cut each puff pastry sheet into 4 squares and prick all over with a fork.
3. Place 2 heaping teaspoon of the filling onto the centre of each square. Lightly brush edges with egg and pinch edges together to form a square parcel. Roll edges slightly to seal in filling. Place parcels on baking tray. Brush all over the top of the parcels with egg and then sprinkle with raw sugar.
4. Bake in 200°C oven for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is golden and the filling is bubbling.