Who is ready for fall?? I know it is early, but I am always ready for that crisp weather, the falling leaves, HALLOWEEN. Doesn't it make you smile just thinking about it? I know it does for me. One of my favorite activities in the fall is to go apple picking. When you are from the Midwest, this is a pretty standard activity as apples grow so easily in that region.
For these pastries, the icing makes them pretty sweet, so I like to cook down the apples without any sugar and pick one of the more tart varieties. Now, you can for sure use your galas and sweet reds, but just know that the flavor profile will be a bit different in the end. I generally like a crisper-textured, fairly tart apple for these. I would go with a Fuji or a Jonagold. But, you can pick your favorite for these. After all, you are the one eating them!
Speaking of that, if you WANT to add a bit of sugar to the apples as you cook them down, that is totally fine-you can do that. I just like this particular dessert to be a bit more about texture and sweet/tart contrast. I can't wait to hear how you enjoy these! When I made these for my mom, she said, "this is the best dessert you have ever made." And it is EASY, you guys. Puff pastry makes everything easy :D
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