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Easy Desserts with Puff Pastry

 
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
Easy Desserts with Puff Pastry

Puff pastry is very versatile, it is good for both easy desserts and main courses, and you can fill it with many different ingredients, whether sweet or savoury. Although its composition is very light its calorie content is quite high, but if you eat it only occasionally it will not do you any harm. You can make puff pastry desserts with apples, puff pastry dessert recipes with custard, strawberry or chocolate. For some people dessert is the most anticipated moment of the meal, but if your day does not allow you to invest as much time in its preparation then in OneHowTo we show you some easy desserts with puff pastry.

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Puff pastry croissants

For this recipes we will use the puff pastry that is purchased ready to use. So, let's see this puff pastry dessert with chocolate. For puff pastry croissants we will need:

  • 2 sheets of puff pastry
  • 1 tablet of chocolate
  • Icing sugar
  • 1 beaten egg

Preheat oven to 180 ° C and prepare a tray with parchment paper. Stretch out the puff pastry and, with a pizza cutter make triangles through the dough, trying to keep these the same size. If you want to prepare some filling it is the time to do this, in this case we will add chocolate for a nice pastry dessert with chocolate. Position the filling and then take the widest part of the triangle and start rolling it, placing the ends inward. Do the same procedure with the rest of the triangles, now beat an egg and paint the croissants with it. Put the tray in the oven and let cook for 15 to 20 minutes.

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Puff pastry hearts- easy dessert with puff pastry

This is one of easiest desserts with puff pastry as you only need two ingredients:

  • 2 sheets of puff pastry
  • 100 gr of sugar

In this case, preheat oven to 200 ° C. On a table covered with baking paper extend the puff pastry sheet, sprinkle with sugar and roll a pin over it gently to make the sugar stick. Fold both ends of the pastry dough inward, add more sugar and use the rolling pin again. Repeat this process until it is all compact and with a sharp knife start cutting the dough beginning at one end, making heart shapes that are 1 cm thick. Place the oven paper on a tray and put your hearts on it with some distance between one another to prevent them sticking. Put the tray in the refrigerator for 10 minutes and then bake for 15 minutes. Turn the hearts over and bake again until golden. This really is an easy dessert with puff pastry.

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Puff pastry desserts with apples

Puff pastry desserts with apples are among the most popular ones. This is one of the most common desserts made with puff pastry and you can give it the shape you want and decorate it to your liking. For this recipe you will need:

  • 300g peeled and sliced apples
  • 2 sheets of puff pastry
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of icing sugar

To make the syrup to decorate the puff pastry dessert with apples you need:

  • 50 gr of butter
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 180 ° C. Melt the butter in the microwave and mix with the brown sugar, rum, cinnamon and water. Pour into a bowl and add the apples. We will make a flower shaped desert, so make strips with the puff pastry leaving 5 cm between each. Once the dough is cut sprinkle it with sugar and cinnamon, place the apples along the strip of pastry and then cover it with the other half. Roll them to form the flower, place them on a tray with parchment paper and bake for 40 minutes. Here you have puff pastry desserts with apples. You can eat them hot or cold and add a little more sugar.

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To learn more about making a less caloric version of puff pastry we recommend the article how to make butter less puff pastry.

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