We don’t tend to be big breakfast fiends at our house. However, Saturday morning is not just an exception, it’s an event. For the first couple of years of marriage I would make waffles each and every Saturday morning that would come around. Yet with variety being the spice of life, I could no longer bring myself to perpetuate the monotony. Thus, “It’s a surprise” was the only response I would give to my ever curious and ever a creature-of-habit husband. I have to say, I believe he was pleasantly surprised.

1 Box Puff Pastry (preferred brand:Trader Joe’s)
3 Apples
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Dash of Cinnamon
2 T. Brown Sugar
1 Egg
Sugar for sprinkling

Let the puff pastry un-thaw and preheat the oven according to the directions on the box. In a small bowl, beat the egg and set aside. Peel and cut the apples into very thin slices (the thinner they are the less time it takes to cook). In a saucepan, place apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and a few tablespoons water over med-high heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce the temp, covering the pot. Meanwhile, cut the pastry dough into squares (typically fourths) and brush with the beaten egg. When the apples have become tender, but not mushy (about 15 min), take them off the heat and place a dollop of them in the center of the pastry squares. Fold over, pinch edges, and brush the outside with the egg. Sprinkle with sugar if desired and bake until golden brown (15-20min). Enjoy!

(Excuse the half eaten pastry…it was just too good to wait)