Start to finish: 20 minutes
Key Ingredients Needed
- 1 pack frozen puff pastry dough
- 1 8-ounce jar (or 2 4-ounce individual cups) chunky all-natural applesauce
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Kosher salt
- 1 egg (optional)
- Powdered sugar, for garnish (optional)
Instructions/Step By Step Directions
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400°.
Step 2: Defrost a package of pastry dough on your kitchen counter until cold lest no longer frozen.
Step 3: Line a sheet pan with a parchment page.
Step 4: In a small bowl, add the applesauce cinnamon, nutmeg, and a tiny pinch of salt. Stir to combine. Set aside. If using, crack the egg into a separate bowl, mix well with a fork.
Step 5: Remove the dough from the package. You’ll see each sheet of dough is divided into thirds.
Step 6: Cut along the creases in the dough with a sharp knife, until you have 3 even strips of dough. Take the first strip and fold it in half, and then in half again, pressing down gently to create folds.
Step 7: With your knife, cut along the folds until you have 4 even squares. Repeat with the other 2 strips and then again with the second sheet of dough, until you have 24 squares.
Step 8: Take your first square of dough, and place 1 dollop of apple filling in the center.
Step 9: Using a pastry brush, gently brush the edges of the dough with the egg wash. If you don’t have an egg, cold water will also work.
Step 10: Cover with another square of dough and gently press down all edges.
Step 11: Use a fork to crimp around all edges to ensure you have a nice seal. Repeat with the remaining dough squares.
Step 12: Place the pockets on the sheet tray, evenly spaced (you should be able to fit 6 per batch). If using, brush the tops with egg wash.
Step 13: Bake for 10 minutes, or until the dough has puffed up and is golden brown.
Step 14: Let cool slightly, and dust with powdered sugar, if using. Best enjoyed warm and toasty.
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