Apple Puffs with Fresh Cream and Warm Caramel Sauce

apple puff3small TGIF! Are you guys ready for the long weekend? We left a day early and are vacationing with some family and friends on the Oregon Coast. I love hearing the sound of the waves as I fall asleep. It’s so calming!

So, with relaxation on the brain, I decided to post a no brainer fail proof dessert recipe that looks fancy but couldn’t be simpler!

All you do for these is cook some apples in some butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until they’re soft. Then wrap them in little puff pastry bundles and bake. Top with whipped cream and warm caramel sauce. That’s it!

Hope you all stay safe and have a great fun-filled weekend!
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Apple Puffs with Fresh Whipped Cream and Warm Caramel Sauce
yield: 4 servings
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1 tablespoon butter
1 large granny smith apple
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 defrosted sheet of puff pastry
flour {for rolling}
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons granulated sugar

3/4 cup whipping cream
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup caramel sauce, warmed


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Place medium skillet over medium low heat. Melt butter. Peel, core and thinly slice apple. Place into warm butter with sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cook until apple slices have softened, about 7 minutes.

Sprinkle clean work surface with flour. Roll out puff pastry to a 10 x 10 inch square and to seal the edges from where it was folded. Cut into 4 even squares. Place equal amounts of cooked apples into the center of each puff pastry square. Whisk egg and milk in small bowl and brush onto the edges of puff pastry to help seal. Bring the opposite corners up and seal together at the top. Press the edges together to seal completely. I pressed the dough against my finger with a fork to help seal it well. Brush the tops with more egg wash and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar each.
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Bake 13-15 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.

While apple puffs are baking, whip cream together on high speed with sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Warm caramel sauce in microwave.

Remove apple puffs from the oven and cool 5 minutes.

Place large dollop of cream over each warm apple puff and drizzle caramel sauce over top. Serve.
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  1. Look super yummy!

  2. This is heavenly!! Oh my goodness, I’m in love!

    • They are pretty heavenly!

  3. Oh my goodness, how I wish I had one of these right now for breakfast!!

    • They could make a delicious breakfast! Not too healthy, but totally yummy!

  4. What a great and simple idea! Gorgeous pics as well.

    • I’m ready for all the cozy fall recipes too!

  5. Can the cream be made ahead of time…like the night before? I would love to make these for a Bunco group, but am always pressed for time the day of.

    • Yes, it definitely can! Just whip it with about 1 teaspoon of cornstarch. It will help stabilize it and keep it fluffy.

  6. Brilliant–almost like apple pie in half the time! I wish our weather was below 100 degrees–these like they would be amazing with a good cup of coffee!

    • Oh rats. 100 degree weather is nuts! Hopefully you’ll get cooler temps soon!

  7. Wish I was enjoying the coast with you this weekend. Have fun! Your desserts always look fabulous and I love how easy this one is.

    • We should get a group together and book a vacation rental! How fun would that be?

    • You go apple picking too? Awesome!

  8. perfect for the season! have a great vacation!

  9. Lauren- these look amazing! That warm caramel sauce just tops things off perfectly! Have a wonderful weekend:-)

  10. What a great recipe and picture! I would love to try this with pears or maybe adding toasted walnuts inside the puff pastry, what do you think? 🙂

    • I think I want to make that version next! Sounds amazing!

  11. Fantastic recipe and great photos!

  12. wow..fantastic! I think I would eat all four myself!

  13. Looks amazing! Question: recipe says to fill puff pastry with baked apples. Do you really prebake the apples? And if so, for how long?

    • It says fill the puff pastry with COOKED apples, not BAKED (well where I’m looking anyway). They’re not baked. The instructions are there to cook them in butter, sugar, cinnamon and salt 😀
      I’m making these tomorrow.

  14. Could you make these the day before and bake them when company arrives? They look amazing

    • You could assemble them and keep them in the fridge. Then bake them when you’re ready to serve! That way the puff pastry stays fresh 🙂



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