The flavours of apple, cinnamon and dulce de leche marry exquisitely in this decadent, tasty dessert. Head to your local farmer’s market for some freshly picked apples and indulge in this after-dinner delight.
Watch this dessert come to life in this video and then try the recipe yourself below:
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 cup mascarpone
1 Tablespoon brandy
2 Tbsp icing sugar
2 Tbsp butter
4 apples, cored, peeled and sliced
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup dulce de leche (approximately)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Roll cold puff pastry out on a lightly floured surface, into two 9 x 12-inch (30 x 23cm) rectangles. Arrange each piece of puff pastry on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Top with a second piece of parchment paper and a second baking sheet. Bake, rotating halfway, for 30 minutes or until golden. Cool completely.
2. Cut each piece, using a serrated knife, into 9 equal rectangles; set aside. The puff pastry can be prepared and stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days in advance. With electric mixer, beat mascarpone with brandy and icing sugar until light and fluffy; keep chilled. Store, covered and refrigerated, for up to 2 days.
3. Melt butter in large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add apples and cinnamon; sauté for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Stir in dulce de leche and vanilla, cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through.
4. Add a dollop of mascarpone over 6 pieces of puff pastry; top with some apples. Repeat layers once and cap with remaining puff pastry. Drizzle additional dulce de leche on top. Serve immediately.
Notes: Substitute caramel sauce for the dulce de leche, if desired.