Who’s ready for Christmas? And holy cow how is 2017 LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY??? Time seems only to speed up at an incredible rate.
And speaking of time, I’ve been a busybody trying to get things done before our Christmas vacation as I’m sure you have also.
Even with all the flurry before the holidays, you better believe I’ve made time for Christmas movies, decorating the house, and a Christmas dinner for two. I hope you’re taking time to enjoy the season as well!
I’m keeping this post short, so I’ll jump right to the recipe. It’s really, really simple to make but seems fancy like you slaved over it for hours.
It has all the holiday flavors – apple, orange, cranberry, and cinnamon. It’d make a perfect ending to a Christmas dinner or New Years celebration with family or friends.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and see you in 2017!
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Easy Apple Pastry with Cranberry Orange Glaze
- 1 c. orange juice
- 1 c. fresh cranberries
- 3/4 t. ground cinnamon, divided
- 1 sheet puff pastry, cut into two equal rectangles
- 1 1/2 – 2 apples, cut into thin slices, peeled optional
- 1 egg for egg wash
- 1 T. sugar
- 1 t. corn starch
Heat oven to 400°. In a saucepan, bring the orange juice, cranberries, and 1/4 t. cinnamon to a boil. Once it’s reached a boil, turn it down to low to simmer for 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, toss the apple slices with 1/2 t. cinnamon. Put the two puff pastry pieces on a baking sheet and layer the apples in the center of the puff pastry leaving a 1/4 to 1/2 inch edge. Brush the edges of the puff pastry with egg wash. Bake the pastries for 20 minutes or until the edges have puffed up and are brown.
Once the orange juice and cranberries have simmered for 25 minutes, the cranberries should be soft. Pour the mixture through a strainer into liquid measuring cup or bowl, squeezing the liquid out of the cranberries. Reserve the cranberries to stir into oatmeal or ice cream. Rinse any solid cranberry pieces from the saucepan then return the orange cranberry liquid to the pan. Whisk in 1 T. of sugar and 1 t. corn starch until no lumps remain. Turn the heat back on for a few minutes and simmer the liquid until it’s thickened to a glaze-like consistency. Drizzle the glaze over the apple pastries then serve. The pastries are best served the day they are made.