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Apple-Pear Pastry Puff

Thursday, December 10, 2009




It’s been a long, long time since i bake pastry puff, and it is because none can be found in my neighbourhood. I think it’s terrible sad thing that one had to go great ‘ distance ’ to have some pastry puff.

Well, great ‘ distance ’ i did went. By chance, while out shopping with my sisters at another shopping complex, in another neighbourhood one day a couple of weeks back, i finally got hold of the pastry puff i wanted. Pleased no end, i went home and bake this apple-pear pastry puff the next day.




Actually, it was supposed to be just apple pastry puff. But upon opening the fridge, i realised that i had only one apple left. Some apple thief had gotten to the apples before me and now i’m left with only one. Left with no choice, i had to subsitute one of the apple with one pear. Luckily, the baked goodies came out yummy still and i’ve got no complaints from my family. Phew!




Apple-Pear Pastry Puff



1 pkt                             pastry puff

1                                     medium apple

1                                     medium pear

20 g                              butter

20 g                              raisin

1/4 tsp                        ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp                        rum flavour

1 tsp                             corn flour

1                                     egg, separated



1.    Peeled, cored and diced apple and pear. Set aside.

2.    Melt butter in pan, add in apple and pear and cook until soft.

3.    Off heat.  Add in raisin, cinnamon, rum flavour and stir to mix.

4.    Add in corn flour and stir to thickened mixture. Set aside to cool.

5.    On lightly floured surface, place thawed pastry puff and cut into 8 pieces.

6.    Gently roll out pastry into 4″ x 4″ squares and let rest 15 minutes.

7.    Spoon approximately 2 tablespoon of apple-pear mixture onto pastry squares,

        brush edges with egg white and fold into half. Press edges with tip of fork to show groove.

        Repeat with rest of pastry squares and apple-pear mixture.

8.    Arrange filled pastry puff onto baking tray lined with baking sheet and brush thickly with

        egg yolk.

9.    Bake in preheated oven at 200°C for 15 minutes, or until surface turns golden brown.

10.  Remove from oven and let cool on tray before serving.


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