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Apple and Dulce de Leche Pastries Recipe

Simple Apple and Dulce de Leche Pastries come together quick and satisfy all your dreams for dulce de leche drenched apple treats. What? You don’t dream apples? Well now that you’ve seen these, you will 😉

Puff pastries filled with apples and dulce de leche on a baking sheet.

After making the Pear & Nutella Pastries last week, I still had some apples sitting in my fruit basket, so I decided to implement a similar idea but this time I was going to use the extra can of dulce de leche I had on hand. This puff pastry dessert comes together pretty quickly and tastes phenomenal! Give it a try!

An apple and dulce de leche pastry in a parchment lined baking sheet.

I hate to toot my own horn, but the puff pastry apple pastries came out so crazy good, that I just wanted to sit down and eat the whole tray. The only thing that stopped me was my conciseness couple pairs of eyes staring at me and waiting for me to be done with taking pictures. If there’s ever a recipe that I would really really want you to try, this one is it.

I just know that you will be very much blown away by how good the apple and dulce de leche is in these pastries.

Enjoy!

Apple and Dulce de Leche Pastries

Yield: 10 – 4 inch round pastries

Ingredients for the Apple Pastries:

  • Try to choose the firm kind of apple varieties, that would keep their shape when baked. Granny Smith’s or Gala work wonderfully in this recipe.
  • For the dulce de leche, you can make your own by cooking sweetened condensed milk poured into glass jars and sealed, then placing it into the pot with enough water to cover the jars by 1-2 inches and simmering it for 1.5 – 2 hours over low-medium heat. Cool before using.

Dulce de leche drizzle for the Puff Pastry Dessert

  • hot heavy whipping cream
  • dulce de leche

Sliced apples, dulce de leche and a puff pastry sheet.

How to make Apple and Dulce de Leche Pastries

  • Use a round cookie cutter that’s slightly bigger than the apple half. I used a 4 inch round cookie cutout for a 3 1/2 inch round apple half. That will leave me with 1/4 inch border of puff pastry around the apple.
  • Cut out as many circles as you can from the puff pastry sheet. I got about 10. Do this while the puff pastry is still partially frozen, otherwise it will be very hard to cut out neat circles. Transfer the puff pastry cutouts to a parchment lined baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch of space between them.

How to cut the puff pastry into small circles with a liner.

  • Fill each apple half (keeping the slices together) with dulce de leche. If the apple half is too big for your puff pastry circles, remove a couple of slices from the middle to make the apple fit on the circle, with a 1/4 inch border around the apple.

How to make these apple and dulce de leche pastries.

  • Invert the filled apple onto the puff pastry circle filled side down. Brush on warmed apricot jam. Sprinkle with granola. Bake loosely covered with foil in a preheated to 400F oven for 25 minutes, then without the foil for another 15-20 minutes until the sides are well puffed up and golden in color.
  • If the granola burns before the edges of the puff pastry brown up, place back the foil and continue baking until the puff pastry is golden in color.
  • Once out of the oven allow to cool to room temperature.

Apple and dulce de leche pastries on a baking sheet.

Finishing Touches

  • Take 2 tablespoons of hot heavy whipping cream and mix with 2-3 tablespoons of dulce de leche. Stir until smooth (run through a fine sieve if you want it to be even smoother). Fill a ziplock bag with dulce de leche, snip the corner of the ziplock and drizzle in a zig-zag motion each pastry.

Puff pastries with sliced apples drizzled with dulce de leche on a baking sheet.

Generously dust with powdered sugar and serve within 2-3 hours for best results.

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Apple and Dulce de Leche Pastries Recipe

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Simple Apple and Dulce de Leche Pastries come together quick and satisfy all your dreams for dulce de leche drenched apple treats.

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple and dulce de leche pastries, pastry recipe
Calories: 260 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets 1 lb puff pastry, thawed, unfolded, rolled together into 1 thick sheet
  • 5 small apples Granny Smith’s, peeled, halved, cored and sliced into 1/8 slices
  • 1/2 can dulce de leche
  • 2-3 Tbsp granola optional
  • 1 Tbsp apricot jam

Dulce de leche drizzle

Instructions

  1. Use a round cookie cutter that’s slightly bigger than the apple half. I used a 4 inch round cookie cutout for a 3 1/2 inch round apple half. That will leave me with 1/4 inch border of puff pastry around the apple.
  2. Cut out as many circles as you can from the puff pastry sheet. I got about 10. Do this while the puff pastry is still partially frozen, otherwise it will be very hard to cut out neat circles. Transfer the puff pastry cutouts to a parchment lined baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch of space between them
  3. Fill each apple half (keeping the slices together) with dulce de leche. If the apple half is too big for your puff pastry circles, remove a couple of slices from the middle to make the apple fit on the circle, with a 1/4 inch border around the apple.
  4. Invert the filled apple onto the puff pastry circle filled side down. Brush on warmed apricot jam. Sprinkle with granola. Bake loosely covered with foil in a preheated to 400F oven for 25 minutes, then without the foil for another 15-20 minutes until the sides are well puffed up and golden in color. If the granola burns before the edges of the puff pastry brown up, place back the foil and continue baking until the puff pastry is golden in color.
  5. Once out of the oven allow to cool to room temperature.
  6. Take 2 tablespoons of hot heavy whipping cream and mix with 2-3 tablespoons of dulce de leche. Stir until smooth (run through a fine sieve if you want it to be even smoother). Fill a ziplock bag with dulce de leche, snip the corner of the ziplock and drizzle in a zig-zag motion each pastry.
  7. Generously dust with powdered sugar and serve within 2-3 hours for best results.
Nutrition Facts
Apple and Dulce de Leche Pastries Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 285mg12%
Potassium 169mg5%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 109IU2%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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