Thursday, December 19, 2013

Winter is coming. It's getting colder and colder. Like as usual, I can start to see a lot of winter sweets vendor everywhere. They sell oliebollen (doughnut balls), appelbeignets (fried apples), and so many things including appelflapen (apple turnovers). I love appelflap. It is a triangle pastry dish which is filled with apple cubes mixed with cinnamon and brown sugar. In America, it is common as apple turnover but in here, we call it appelflap.

In the past, I used to buy it every winter. But after i got my own oven, I learned how to make it and it turned out so easy to make. I only need ready to use puff pastry, some apples, ground cinnamon, brown and white sugar, raisins, and eggs. Just mix the apples, with raisins, ground cinnamon and brown sugar and use it as a filling for the pastry. Seam the edges, brush with egg wash, and bake.

Appelflap is perfect for afternoon snack or treats. I made this for my daughter's friend as well when she came to play few days ago. They love it and even said that mine was better than the one from the vendor. Interested to  make it?

Ingredients (for 8 appelflapen) :
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Apples, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 60 grams granulated brown sugar
  • 3-4 tbs golden raisins
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 layers ready to use puff pastry (size 20x20 cm)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • about 5 tbs white granulated sugar
Preparation :
  1. Preheat oven for 200 C (392 F)
  2. Prepare a baking sheet and line it with baking paper. Set aside.
  3. Thaw the puff pastries. If you are using a big size ready to use puff pastry, cut it into small square (about 20x20 cm).
  4. Using a fork, make some holes on the puff pastry.
  5. In a bowl, mix together apple cubes, ground cinnamon, raisins, and brown sugar.
  6. Spoon about 1 tbs apple mixture and put it in the middle of each puff pastries.
  7. Brush the edge of pastry with egg wash and fold it into triangle.
  8. Seam the edges together with a fork.
  9. Brush the top surfaces with egg wash and sprinkle about 1 tsp granulated white sugar on the top of each appelflap
  10. Line the unbaked appelflapen on the baking sheet and bake them for about 20 minutes or until they become golden brown.
  11. Remove it  from the oven and serve it warm.

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