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RECIPE |Cinnamon-Sugar Apples in a Blanket

Have you ever heard of Pigs in a Blanket? Well then you should have a good idea of what this fun recipe is all about!

This past weekend we had family and friends over to our house for our gender reveal party. It was seriously the best day and I will love the memory and videos we got from it forever. Now, that being said, if you’re curious all about what I served at the party and how I organized the food, check out my post on my Top 10 House Party Hosting Tips where I talk about what was served, how I set everything up and even how to keep things clean DURING the shin dig. (Oh, and you can find out what we are having in that post too!)

Ok, now back to these apples. I tell you all of the above because it’s a big reason why I made these Cinnamon-Sugar Apples in a Blanket. I had a ton of apple slices left over and was trying to think of something to do with them so they didn’t go bad. Then I remembered I had one sheet of puff pastry in the freezer and a light bulb went off!

Recipe | Cinnamon-Sugar Apples in a Blanket | cookithealthier.com

I could make a fun, hand-held snack/ dessert using these apples and the puff pastry using simple ingredients I already had in my pantry. BINGO!

So then the recipe research began and I put together the simplest version of what tastes like an apple pie. Yum. Cinnamon, baked apples and a little bit of puff pastry individually wrapped makes for the perfect treat that you don’t have to feel guilty about overindulging on. BONUS!

Recipe | Cinnamon-Sugar Apples in a Blanket | cookithealthier.com

Now, the ingredients some of you may not have readily available in your pantry are two that I highly recommend stocking up on if you’re looking to cook it healthier. It is Monkfruit sugar and Almond flour.

Monkfruit sugar looks, tastes and acts like a 1-to-1 substitute for other sugars, but it has zero calories, zero carbohydrates, zero sodium and zero fat. PLUS, it really does taste just like sugar in recipes. I prefer it over other sugar alternatives because I think it is easiest to work with and always tastes great. You can purchase it from HERE.

I also recommend almond flour as a traditional flour substitute. I’ve had better luck with it than say coconut flours and I find that it is better priced than other nut flours. Typically I purchase mine from Trader Joes. Check out my full list of products in my Essential Trader Joe’s Grocery List.

Recipe | Cinnamon-Sugar Apples in a Blanket | cookithealthier.com

Ok, so here’s what you will need for this recipe:

Recipe | Cinnamon-Sugar Apples in a Blanket | cookithealthier.com

Yields30 Servings

I N G R E D I E N T S //
 16 oz organic apple slices
 2 puff pastry sheets
 ¼ cup Monkfruit sugar
 3 tbsp almond flour
 1 tsp cinnamon
 2 tsp 100% pure maple syrup
 ¼ tsp salt
 2 tbsp Vital Farms Unsalted Butter, melted
 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 1 egg

D I R E C T I O N S //
1

Set out your puff pastry sheets in your fridge to thaw according to package instructions.

2

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.

3

In a big mixing bowl, add in the apples, sugar, almond flour, cinnamon, syrup, salt, melted butter and lemon juice. Combine everything together until all the ingredients form a sugar-cinnamon coating on the apples. It won't all stick on the apples, but you can grab a little of the "batter" and stick it in the blanket when you roll up the apple.

4

Next, take out your puff pastry and lay them out flat on a cutting board. I cut each puff pastry into 10 lengthwise strips. Then I cut each strip in half and stretched it to be longer to fully wrap each apple slice. Then brush on some egg wash on each strip to help them stick better! And since I used the pre-sliced apples from Trader Joe's, I only used half of the second puff pastry to make a total of 30.

Pro Tip: I cut each strip in half and then stretched them to be a little more thin and so they wrapped fully around each apple. Otherwise the puff pastry would take over the individual apple slice.

5

Now you're ready to roll up each apple slice in a strip of puff pastry. I also stuck in a little extra cinnamon-sugar mix into some of the wraps. Stick one end of the puff pastry strip on the end of the apple and then just roll it up! Then you will brush on some egg wash over the top of each apple and sprinkle more cinnamon on top!

Recipe | Cinnamon-Sugar Apples in a Blanket | cookithealthier.com

6

Once you have all your apples wrapped up, pop them in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes. You will know they are done when the puff pastry is nice and golden brown!

Recipe | Cinnamon-Sugar Apples in a Blanket | cookithealthier.com

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 apple

Servings 30


Amount Per Serving
Calories 30
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.5g3%
Total Carbohydrate 3.7g2%
Sugars 2.4g
Protein 0.4g1%

Vitamin A 0.7%
Vitamin C 33.5%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 0.5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

xoxo Ashley

 

Ingredients

I N G R E D I E N T S //
 16 oz organic apple slices
 2 puff pastry sheets
 ¼ cup Monkfruit sugar
 3 tbsp almond flour
 1 tsp cinnamon
 2 tsp 100% pure maple syrup
 ¼ tsp salt
 2 tbsp Vital Farms Unsalted Butter, melted
 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 1 egg

Directions

D I R E C T I O N S //
1

Set out your puff pastry sheets in your fridge to thaw according to package instructions.

2

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.

3

In a big mixing bowl, add in the apples, sugar, almond flour, cinnamon, syrup, salt, melted butter and lemon juice. Combine everything together until all the ingredients form a sugar-cinnamon coating on the apples. It won't all stick on the apples, but you can grab a little of the "batter" and stick it in the blanket when you roll up the apple.

4

Next, take out your puff pastry and lay them out flat on a cutting board. I cut each puff pastry into 10 lengthwise strips. Then I cut each strip in half and stretched it to be longer to fully wrap each apple slice. Then brush on some egg wash on each strip to help them stick better! And since I used the pre-sliced apples from Trader Joe's, I only used half of the second puff pastry to make a total of 30.

Pro Tip: I cut each strip in half and then stretched them to be a little more thin and so they wrapped fully around each apple. Otherwise the puff pastry would take over the individual apple slice.

5

Now you're ready to roll up each apple slice in a strip of puff pastry. I also stuck in a little extra cinnamon-sugar mix into some of the wraps. Stick one end of the puff pastry strip on the end of the apple and then just roll it up! Then you will brush on some egg wash over the top of each apple and sprinkle more cinnamon on top!

Recipe | Cinnamon-Sugar Apples in a Blanket | cookithealthier.com

6

Once you have all your apples wrapped up, pop them in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes. You will know they are done when the puff pastry is nice and golden brown!

Recipe | Cinnamon-Sugar Apples in a Blanket | cookithealthier.com

Cinnamon-Sugar Apples in a Blanket
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