Apple and fruit-mince pastries

Try this very simple to make yet traditional treat.
 
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Recipe from: 16 July 2015
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 15 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 1
    roll ready-made puff pastry
  • 1
    apple, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 100
    ml
    fruit mince
  • 50
    ml
    grated marzipan (optional)
  • 1
    egg, lightly whisked
  • icing sugar, to dust
  • SYRUP:
  • 100
    ml
    sugar
  • 50
    ml
    honey
  • 1
    stick cinnamon
  • 2
    star anise
 
 

Method

 

Oven temperature: 200°C

Syrup

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 6-8

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