Mini Caramel Apple Pastries. Delightful mini pastries filled with caramel and apples and so easy to make! Delicious crisp, sweet puff pastry. A great snack for afternoon tea too!

Mini Caramel Apple Pastries
Delightful mini pastries filled with caramel and apples and so easy to make! Delicious crisp, sweet puff pastry. A great snack for afternoon tea too!

These little apple pastries are such a delight to make and eat.

They are incredibly quick and easy, with a simple list of ingredients and look so pretty!

The addition of caramel laced inside and out take these pastries to another level, and you can eat these caramel apple slices warm or cold, with or without ice cream or whipped cream. You choose!

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About the pastry

I always have a packet of frozen Puff Pastry in my freezer for those moments when you need to make something quick, and of course tasty.

As for the pastry, you make my own, which I sometimes do, time allowing.

Here is our flaky pastry recipe.  So you have options to make or to buy!

In this recipe, we're going to see how to make caramel apple slices or small apple pies with caramel.

In the instructions, you will be able to see when you can freeze these mini pastries, (before the baking process).

Then simply pop them in the oven to cook until the puff pastry has become golden brown, puffy and crisp.

This is a great apple pastry recipe and takes no time at all to prepare.

It's very similar to making Danish pastries and in the photos below, you'll see a step by step guide on how to fold and get the pattern for a small pastry.

Prep time

10 minutes, Plus 45 minutes if making the pastry

Baking time

20 minutes

Serving size

10 pastries

Ingredients

16 oz or 450 g Flaky or Puff Pastry. See here to make your own flaky pie crust recipe 

*** If making your own home made flaky pastry recipe, the amount of pastry in the recipe needs to be doubled so you can get 10 pieces.
If you have too much pastry, it will freeze nicely if wrapped in plastic wrap and a zip lock bag.

The Filling

2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and sliced.
4 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon (or more if you like!)
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
4 Tablespoons Dulce De Leche. See Here To make your own Dulce De Leche
2 Tablespoons Milk

Variations

You can also sprinkle a few raisins or other dried fruits in with the apple.

Instructions

1. First, if you are making your own pastry, do that and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

2. Preheat your oven to 200 C, 400 F
Prepare all the ingredients. Peel and slice the apples (about 1/2 inch thick slices) like in the photos, and then halve each slice.

Place in a bowl and add the lemon juice, cinnamon and HALF of the brown sugar. Mix so the apple slices are coated.

3. Cut out 10 squares of pastry, measuring approx 3 inches by 3 inches and place on parchment, a baking sheet.

4. Line up 4 - 5 apple pieces down the center of each pastry square, then using a sharp knife, cut 4 slits on both sides of the row of apples, at an angle like the photos, and repeat for all the 10 pastry squares.

Mini Caramel Apple Pastries, showing how to fill pastry
Line up 4 - 5 apple pieces down the center of each pastry square

5. Brush the sides of all the squares with some milk or beaten egg, then using a teaspoon, drizzle a little Dulce De Leche along each row of apples. Don't worry if some of the caramel falls down the sides. It will be ok.

Mini Caramel Apple Pastries, showing caramel
Drizzle a little Dulce De Leche along each row of apples

6. Now to fold the pastries. Start with the top left piece, and fold in to the center.

Then take the top right piece, and fold in to the center so it is on top of the left piece.

Mini Caramel Apple Pastries, how to weave pastry
Mini Caramel Apple Pastries, how to fold pastry

Repeat all the way down the pastry so it looks like it is 'woven'.

Mini Caramel Apple Pastries. Delightful mini pastries filled with caramel and apples and oh so easy to make!

Note:

It is at this point, once you have shaped the mini pastries, you can freeze them.

Simply pop them on a baking sheet and place in the freezer until solid. Once solid, transfer to an airtight freezer bag and return to the freezer.

When you are ready to use them, follow the steps from point 7 below as normal. You can cook these from frozen. Just make sure your oven is preheated.

7. Brush the tops with milk, and sprinkle the remaining brown sugar over the tops and place in the oven for approx 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from the oven, and with the teaspoon, drizzle the remaining Dulce De Leche over the tops of the pastries, then place on a cooling rack.

Mini Caramel Apple Pastries. Delightful mini pastries filled with caramel and apples and oh so easy to make!

WARNING: Please DO NOT bite into one of these as soon as it is out of the oven. It will be VERY HOT!!


You can serve these on their own, warm or cold, on their own, or with some nice vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream. They are wonderful!

Mini Caramel Apple Pastries. Delightful mini pastries filled with caramel and apples and oh so easy to make!

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Mini Caramel Apple Pastries. Delightful mini pastries filled with caramel and apples and oh so easy to make!

Mini Caramel Apple Pastries

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Delightful minipastries filled with caramel and apples and so easy to make! Delicious crisp,sweet puff pastry. A great snack for afternoon tea too!

Ingredients

The Pastry

  • 450 g / 16 oz pack. flaky or puff pastry.

The Filling

  • 2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and sliced.
  • 4 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon, or more if you like!
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 4 Tablespoons Dulce De Leche
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk

Instructions

  1. First, if you are making your own pastry, do that and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat your oven to 200 C, 400 F
  3. Prepare all the ingredients. Peel and slice the apples (about 1/2 inch thick slices) like in the photos, and then halve each slice. Place in a bowl and add the lemon juice, cinnamon and HALF of the brown sugar. Mix so the apple slices are coated.
  4. Cut out 10 squares of pastry, measuring approx 3 inches by 3 inches and place on parchment, a baking sheet.
  5. Line up 4 - 5 apple pieces down the center of each pastry square, then using a sharp knife, cut 4 slits on both sides of the row of apples, at an angle like the photos, and repeat for all the 10 pastry squares.
  6. Brush the sides of all the squares with some milk, then using a teaspoon, drizzle a little Dulce De Leche along each row of apples. Don't worry if some of the caramel falls down the sides. It will be ok.
  7. Now to fold the pastries. Start with the top left piece, and fold in to the center. Then take the top right piece, and fold in to the center so it is on top of the left piece. Repeat all the way down the pastry so it looks like it is 'woven'.
  8. Brush the tops with milk, and sprinkle the remaining brown sugar over the tops and place in the oven for approx 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven, and with the teaspoon, drizzle the remaining Dulce De Leche over the tops of the pastries, then place on a cooling rack.

WARNING: Please DO NOT bite in to one of these as soon as it is out of the oven. It will be VERY HOT!!

  1. You can serve these on their own, warm or cold, on their own, or with some nice vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream. They are wonderful!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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    1. Hi Lisa, yes indeed. These are very versatile. Just make sure you don’t over fill as the pie filling can be quite runny and spread in the baking pan (horrible rotry clean after!!)
      Have fun!

    1. Hi Ash, Yes indeed! I have frozen them and actually baked from frozen. All you need to do is brush the tops before popping in the oven, as per the recipe and they will be fine. The cook time should be pretty much the same, maybe a few minutes longer, but no more as they are only small.

      On another note, not sure if you’re looking for savory things too, I have a super popular recipe for Bacon, Cheddar & Zucchini Bread, which you can make in little muffins (it is all in the recipe), and they freeze really well. All you need to do is bring them back to room temperature before serving. You can serve warm or cold, and are great for gatherings! This is the recipe if you’d like to take a look https://lovefoodies.com/bacon-and-cheddar-zucchini-bread.html
      Have a wonderful wedding and thanks for writing in!

  1. Oh my! these mini caramel apple pastries look so delicious! I’ve been wanting to play more with some puff pastry! I’ll have to give this recipe at try! Your pictures are gorgeous by the way! :D

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    Linda (Meal Planning Maven)

    says:

    Your pastries look mouthwatering! I love your clear and concise directions that will allow home cooks feel confident they can create these in their own kitchens. Thank you for sharing!