I’m not really sure what the deal has been lately, but I have had no desire to be in the kitchen. Usually the kitchen is the place where I can breathe, the place where my surroundings are familiar; the place that I just KNOW. I have my favorite cutting board, my favorite knife, I know my way around without having to think too hard, I love what it feels like to create something cohesive from a bunch of moving parts. Plain and simple, I just enjoy it.
But, for whatever reason, lately my kitchen has felt less like an old familiar friend, and more like an awkward first date.
So, I just took a break…[my family was
thrilled]… but it was healthy for me. I simply took a break and waited for inspiration to strike…
…and today it has!
Apples, as of late, have really become such a staple in our household. My kids are constantly requesting “Papbles! Papbles Mommy! Papbles!” My husband and I can’t seem to get enough of the Honey Crisp kind..(have any of you guys tried them!? Ughhhhh amazing!) I kid you not, I feel like I am making trips to the market multiple times a week just to stock up.
So today, with a little inspirational help from the people over at Tip Hero, I am putting our stock pile of apples to a slightly sweeter use with these (EASY) Cinnamon-Apple Apricot Popovers.
Recipe: (adapted from Tip Hero)
- 2-3 organic apples of your choice (I prefer Honey Crisp)
- 1 organic lemon
- 3 Tbsp Apricot Preserves
- Puff Pastry
- Raw Honey
Begin by preheating your oven to 375*F. Remove the core from each of your apples and slice each apple as thinly as possible.
Next, place the sliced apples in a microwavable safe bowl and submerge them in water. Cut your lemon in 1/2, and add the juice of 1/2 lemon to the bowl of water. Microwave for 3 minutes, or until the apples are softened and set aside.
In a small bowl, mix 3 Tbsp of Apricot preserves and 2Tbsp of water and set aside.
Roll out 1 sheet of puff pastry. Using a pizza cutter (or a large knife) cut the puff pastry dough width-wise into 2 inch strips.
Next, spoon out your apricot preserves onto each strip of pastry. Line your apple slices, overlapping one another, on one side of the strip and top with a sprinkling of cinnamon.
Roll up each strip, along with the apples, making sure that everything stays in tact. Place each individual apple and puffy pastry strip in a muffin tin. Arrange so that the apple slices resemble roses.
Bake at 375*F for 30 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown.
Finish by drizzling honey across the top.
And last, but not least, share with friends 😉