PUFF PASTRY APPLE PURSES

PUFF PASTRY APPLE PURSES

By: Jamie Geller

Prep time: 58 min

Serves: 4 sandwiches

INGREDIENTS
⅓ cup chopped nuts
⅓ cup raisins
⅓ cup light brown sugar, packed
2 medium baking apples, such as Rome or Cortland, peeled, cored and halved
4 frozen Tnuva Maadanot Pastry Dough, defrosted (from a 20-ounce package)
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons honey
1 pint vanilla non-dairy ice cream (optional)

PREPARATION
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch pan with non-stick baking spray.
2. In a bowl, mix the nuts, raisins and brown sugar. Set aside.
3. Place 1 apple half, skin side down, on a puff pastry square. Pastry should be pliable enough to twist.
4. Fill apple cavity with nut mixture, approximately ¼ cup per apple half.
5. Bring pastry up and around the apple half to cover. Twist the corners together so it looks like a drawstring purse.
6. Sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with honey. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
7. Place in prepared pan.
8. Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 45 minutes or until apples are soft. A sharp knife inserted into an apple should slip out easily.
9. Serve each with a scoop of non-dairy vanilla ice cream, if desired.