Oven temperature: 200°CSyrup Heat the sugar, honey star anise and cinnamon together with 20ml water in a saucepan. Simmer gently until the mixture starts to thicken slightly. Set the syrup aside while you prepare the pastry.Unroll the puff pastry and cut it into squares. Cut thin strips from the excess pastry. Place the pastry squares on to a greased baking tray. Brush the squares with the whisked egg. Stick the pastry strips around the edges of the pastry squares, to form a border.Spoon a little fruit mince and marzipan on to each piece of pastry. Cover with slices of apple. Drizzle with a little of the syrup. Bake in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the pastry is golden and puffed. TIP As an alternative topping, you can use a little more of the marzipan and apple and leave out the fruit mince.Remove the pastries from the oven and drizzle with a little more of the syrup. Set aside to cool and dust with icing sugar.Makes 6-8Words and image: Ideas magazineTo receive quick and convenient weekday recipes, join our Easy Weekday Meals mailing list, and for up-to-date trending food, restaurant and wine news subscribe to our Editor’s Weekly newsletter.
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