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Caramel Apple Jalousie

This French dessert is a strudel-style dessert made using puff pastry.

Makes 1 10-inch dessert

Serves 6 to 8.

Ingredients

  • 2 peeled and thinly sliced apples (such as Granny Smith)
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup Skor toffee bits
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed in the fridge
  • 1 egg whisked with 2 Tbsp of water, for brushing
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 °F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the apples with the brown sugar, cinnamon and Skor bits and set aside.
  3. Place the puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured work surface and roll it (if needed) to a 10-inch square. Cut a rectangle that is 4-x-10-inches and place this on the prepared baking tray and brush it with egg wash. Cut a second rectangle that is 4 ½-x-10-inches and return it to the fridge to keep cold. Cut the remaining pastry dough into ½-inch strips. Place the strips on the base of the strudel, on its outside edges, trimming if needed and brushing with egg wash (this creates a frame to hold in the apple filling). Spoon the apples into the centre of this.
  4. Pull the top portion of the pastry from the fridge and make slits at ½-inch intervals. Place this over the apples, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with Turbinado sugar. Bake the jalousie for 10 minutes at 400 °F and then reduce the oven temperature to 375 °F and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, until it is a rich golden brown. Serve the jalousie warm or at room temperature.