MAPLE GLAZED APPLE BLOSSOMS
Makes 2 dozenIngredients
- 2 cups peeled and diced apples (I used Honeycrisp)
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1-2 sheets of puff pastry
- 1 egg
- butter or cooking spray
- powdered sugar, optional
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Very lightly coat a mini muffin pan with butter or cooking spray.
Combine the apples, maple syrup, brown sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring it to a low boil, then let it simmer until the apples are just tender, about 5 minutes. Let the mixture sit and thicken slightly.
Cut out 2 1/4 inch squares of puff pastry and press into the mini muffin pan. Whisk the egg and brush on the pastries. Bake for about 10 minutes then remove from oven.
Carefully spoon about a teaspoon of apples into each pastry and return to the oven to bake for about 8 minutes, or until golden brown. Meanwhile, return the remaining syrup to simmer over low heat until it is thick and can coat the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes.
When the apple blossoms are baked, remove them from the muffin pans. Drizzle each with the maple syrup glaze. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.