Easy Apple Walnut Pastry with Buttermilk Sauce

by Suzanne on November 18, 2012

in Breakfast, Sweet Things

Thanksgiving is almost here and I can hardly wait. My family and I will be in Florida camping at the beach for the first time on Thanksgiving. For the last 10 years we have had a big Thanksgiving celebration at my home with family and friends. After 10 year though I’m ready for a change and since I’m such a beach girl I will be totally happy. As I was thinking about what to fix for our dinner away from home I asked the person who is the least happy about us not having our traditional Thanksgiving what she would like for dinner. Her response surprised me because she said “ham” instead of turkey, what? Well, I can’t complain about that since I’m the one who had the great idea to spend our holiday away from home, so “ham” it is. Ham says Christmas dinner, cheesy potato casserole, creamed corned, tossed green salad, rolls, deviled eggs and of course pie.  I can do without my favorite cranberry sauce,  turkey, mashed potatoes and bread stuffing as long as we have a delicious dessert.  That is where this super simple apple walnut pastry comes in.  All of the components can be made ahead of time and then put together at the last minute.  Since I’m looking forward to spending all day enjoying the beach and NOT cooking consequently this dessert is on the menu. If you want to spend more time with family and friends and less time in the kitchen during this holiday then you should try this recipe out too.

Easy Apple Walnut Pastry with Buttermilk Sauce

Puff pastry sheets (found in frozen section at most grocery stores)
1 egg
3 T. butter
3 apples peeled and sliced
1/4 cup walnuts(I left mine whole for the nut haters to pick out)
approx. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 T. sugar
For the Sauce:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 T. corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla

Step 1: Thaw half a package of puff pastry on the counter about 50 min. Most puff pastry comes with 2 packages or two pastries in the one package  When you can unfold the pastry sprinkle some flour on the counter and roll the pastry to a round 9 X 13. With a pizza cutter or a sharp knife cut 2.5 inches off all the sides and set aside.
Step 2: Put puff pastry on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone mat. Wet finger tips with water and wet around the edge of pastry where you will then put back what you cut off to form a rim so the apples will not fall off when put on the pastry. After you wet the edges of the pastry add the strips you cut off pressing slightly to seal them on before baking.
Step 3: Beat the egg in small bowl and with a pastry brush brush the whole pastry. Prick the pastry in the middle with a fork and bake in a 375 F. oven for about 25 min. or until the pastry is golden brown. When the pastry is done let cool completely and if assembling another day put in a large ziplock type bag and store at room temperature until ready to use.
Step 4: Peel, core and slice apples.
Step 5: In a medium size skillet on medium high heat melt 3 T. butter and saute apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar while stirring and add the walnuts close to the end of the cook time. Depending on the size you cut your apples will depend on the the amount of time you will cook them. I cooked mine until I could easily cut with a fork. When the apples are done set aside while you prepare the sauce. Keep apple warm if you will be serving after your sauce is finished, if not then let apples cool completely and refrigerate until ready to use.
Step 6: In a medium size sauce pan put put all ingredients of the sauce in except the vanilla. Stir while cooking on medium high and when it boils let it boil for about 3 minutes, then turn off. Stir in the vanilla and let cool. The sauce will thicken when it cools. Serve sauce while warm, if it has cooled completely then re-heat in the microwave.
If you want to make this dessert all at once great, but like I said above you can make everything ahead then store. I reheated the pastry in a warm oven until it warmed through, then gently reheated the apples on stove top until heated through and then reheated the sauce as well. Pour the apples and nuts on the warm pastry puff, arranging the apple how you like, then pour some sauce over the top. Cut into squares.
Optional:  Serve with whipped cream or ice-cream.
Serves:  6 small servings

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1 The Café Sucré Farine November 18, 2012 at 4:38 am

Suzanne, this looks simply amazing. I’m such a sucker for apple desserts, I would pick apple over just about anything else. I’m eating this in my mind, warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream :).

2 Suzanne November 18, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Me too Chris apple desserts are do good plus you feel like you didn’t eat so bad because of the fruit 🙂

3 Patty November 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Hi Suzanne, I love the idea of spending Thanksgiving at the beach, please send photos!!!
Your easy apple walnut pastry look like a perfect dessert to add to a Thanksgiving dinner or for a nice family dinner.
I noticed that I still have a few apples on one of my apple trees, have to get those off and into my oven;-)

4 Suzanne November 18, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Thanks Patty, I will post pictures for sure I can’t help but take tons of the beach. Hope to get family pictures down there for Christmas!

5 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} November 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Sounds like you have a fun Thanksgiving planned! This is such a simple recipe – I love that. I bet it did not last long since it was probably soooooooo tasty. 🙂

6 Suzanne November 18, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Thanks Lisa, I’m so looking forward to the sand in my toes!

7 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

How perfect for Thanksgiving, I love the apples and walnuts with that delicious sauce!

8 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef November 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm

You’re certainly my friend with this one! I love the way puff pastry makes you a queen without all the work!

9 Suzanne November 18, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I know you what mean puff pastry is a dream come true in the frozen section!

10 Paula (Salad in a Jar) November 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I am so envious of your Thanksgiving plans. Great idea! Just like these apples.

11 Suzanne November 18, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Thanks Paula, I’m really excited to get down there and play around a bit with the family.

12 Jessica | Portuguese Girl Cooks November 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Thanksgiving at the beach sounds like a great change of pace! I love how simple and quickly this pastry comes together, and I bet it tastes delicious!

13 Suzanne November 18, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Thanks Jess, I can’t wait to get there and enjoy some sun!

14 Lora @cakeduchess November 18, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I just love new apple recipes in the fall. This looks fantastic, Suzanne. Love that buttermilk sauce!:)

15 Suzanne November 18, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Thanks Lora, the buttermilk sauce is really good and you can use it on everything too!

16 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts November 19, 2012 at 7:53 am

I personally would pick ham over turkey any day. This dessert would go well with just about any dinner!

17 CCU November 19, 2012 at 1:56 pm

What an incredible apple dessert my friend, I would not mind a huge piece 😀

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18 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking November 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I love apples and walnuts together and this looks so easy to put together and so delicious. Perfect for any Thanksgiving dinner

19 Liz November 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm

What a fun change of pace for Thanksgiving! Your whole family will remember this holiday…and your menu sounds wonderful. I think I’d rather have your apple pastry than pumpkin pie (and I like pumpkin pie :))!

20 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) November 19, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Your Thanksgiving plans sound wonderful–beach, food and all. I’m not hosting the holiday for the 2nd time in 12 years so I get a little bit of a break but I’m kinda missing the stress of putting the meal together. Did I just say that? 🙂

Love this apple pastry and the buttermilk sauce sounds really good!

21 Tessa November 20, 2012 at 8:12 am

What a deliciously easy recipe!

22 Priscilla @ShesCookin November 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Your daughter has the right idea – ham is certainly a lot easier if you’re going to be camping at the beach! And I think your apple walnut pastry would be a delicious change from pumpkin pie, too. Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving, Suzanne!

23 Magic of Spice November 20, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Sounds like a really fun way to spend the holiday 🙂 And this pastry treat looks so very good!

24 Sophie November 23, 2012 at 9:24 am

MMMMM,…A stunning creation & I love it all! Happy thanksGiving!

25 Sandra's Easy Cooking November 25, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Of course you should get some rest and spend the holiday at the beach..saw the pics, just beautifully spend holiday if I must say! Your apple-walnut pie looks fantastic, and perfect combination! Well done!

26 Nami | Just One Cookbook November 29, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving in Florida! I’d love to make this buttermilk sauce. I make similar pastry but never thought of adding sauce over. Brilliant and delicious!

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