Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saturday in Ellen's Kitchen


It's time for Saturday in my kitchen and I wanted to share some very easy recipes using puff pastry that I buy from the freezer aisle at the grocery store. These puff pastries come in handy when you need a fast and easy dessert or appetizer or even a breakfast treat.

I got this first idea from the Pioneer Woman and since I have an apple tree with an abundance of apples I decided to try it.

4 apples cored cut in half and sliced.
1 cup brown sugar
Dash of salt
Juice of half a lemon
1 sheet of puff pastry thawed
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix brown sugar, salt and lemon juice together.
Prepare apples.
Gently mix in the apple slices with the brown sugar mixture.

Place sheet of puff pastry on parchment paper lined sheet pan.
Cut the pastry sheet in half
Arrange apple slices down the center of each sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden
Sprinkle the pecans over the apples on each half sheet of apple pastry.

 For an extra treat drizzle with your favorite caramel sauce that has been heated.



Tomato, Tarragon & Cheese Puff

1 sheet puff pastry
2 cups grape tomatoes, sliced.
1-1/2 cups of your favorite cheese grated (I used Gruyere)
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/4 cup tarragon or basil leaves, roughly chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place sheet of puff pastry on parchment lined sheet pan.
Use a fork to punch holes all across the surface.
Scatter the tomatoes over the pastry.
Salt and pepper the tomatoes.
Top with your cheese choice.
Drizzle with olive oil.
Bake until pastry is golden brown, approx. 20 minutes or longer.
Let stand 5 minutes and then top with the roughly chopped tarragon or basil.
Slice and serve immediately.


This could be a meal for two or an appetizer selection for a small group.

3 comments:

  1. Ooh love these 2 recipes. Having frozen puff on hand is really - well handy - sorry for the pun! I always enjoy seeing your recipes. Thank you for sharing them. Sammie http://www.feastingisfun.com

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  2. Ellen - these recipes look fantastic! I'd love to try that apple one (hours looks perfect) and the gruyere cheese one sounds wonderful.

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  3. you should provide links to the people you credit.....

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