Caramelized Apples in Puff Pastry Shell

Caramelized Apples Flambéd with Cognac,
In a Puff Pastry Shell with Crème Fraîche

This is a great dessert especially for those of us who are not advanced bakers.
Pepperidge Farm even tells us which side of the pastry is up. haha

Bake the Puff Pastry shells at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes.
Use a fork to remove the T O P.

Melt butter and brown sugar, cook the apples until soft.
Add a pinch of salt.

This is also a great dessert for those of us who like to light our food on fire.
Add Cognac (or Calvados) to the pan to flambé.
For tips on flambéing, go here.

Ladle the warm apples and sauce into the shell and finish with a dollop of crème fraîche.

Six Ingredients, Fancy Dessert:
  • apples
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • puff pastry shells
  • cognac or calvados
  • crème fraîche

20 thoughts on “Caramelized Apples in Puff Pastry Shell”

  1. Nice to see the good stuff used in this dessert. Have I told you you’re pure evil? That’s a sexy dessert!

  2. Hi Peter – if you’re going have Cognac around the house, best to have the kind you can sip while you are cooking with it, no?

    It is kinda sultry…maybe it’s the lighting?

  3. Exceptionally……….yummy, great to meet you here and will be coming back for more apple pie

  4. Hi Marie – I hear you, you are funny! Thanks…

    Hi Sapna – Welcome! Hope to see you back soon!

  5. I am an advanced baker, but sometimes there just isn’t the time to fuss with every single thing from scratch. I don’t think PF products are terrible.

    This looks elegant and rich, Lori. Love the idea of layering apple on apple w/ the Calvados.

  6. I LOVE IT! I just “discovered” puff pastries last week & am looking for more excuses to buy them. Your posts are always so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

    xoxox Amy

  7. Hee Hee, I like to light my food on fire (for effect, you know!)

    It looks beautiful! ANything drizzled with a caramelized sort of sugar is good for me!

  8. pepperidge does make a lovey puff pastry. ho hilarious it’s marked, though!! i want to sit in that little cup.

  9. This just blows me away – so pretty, and something you don’t have to toil 3 days to make to be impressive.

  10. Hi Simona – Grazie 🙂

    Hi Susan – yes, thanks, I see, I think even if you are a baker, puff pastry is probably one of those items you still can buy. It would be way too much work to make from scratch every time. Cute comment on the PF.

    Hi Amy – you can buy the pastry sheets, but these shells are really cute too. I was also thinking of a summer dish, like a green salad and the pastry shell filled with shrimp salad and avocado…hmmm, you got me thinkin’

  11. HahaRecipegirl – are you my sister? Cognac, Calvados, or Grand Marnier??

    Pinknest -we have to appreciate that PF had a reason to print T O P or “this side up” I bet the first test market did not do that…disastrous results, haha.

    Hi Ronell – thank you, I love that rich color too.

    Yes Giz – I know, and I can’t be a Daring Baker, no beautiful Opera Cake for me. Fast desserts only as I am a “savory gal.” I appreciate Psychgrad’s and your commitment to the cake decorating. Love to read all about it.

  12. We had quite a lavish lunch and I thought I could only eat again tomorrow…and then I look at this dessert and my tummy makes funny noises…..Yum, it looks so delicious!

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  14. This literally makes me drooooooooooool! UGH i love apple anything and that puff pastry looks to die for!! Im def making that asap!

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