Normandy Apple Pie

My version of Normandy Apple Pie, with calvados and sour cream, of course.

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Normandy Apple Pie
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
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Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 380 degrees F. Thaw one sheet of puff pastry until room temperature. Roll the pastry dough into circle and transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. Prick with a fork.
  2. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  3. Peel the apples and cut them in half through the stem. Remove the stems and slice the apples cross wide in very thin slices. Add lemon juice.
  4. Arrange the apples slices in an overlapping spiral pattern.
  5. In a medium bowl beat the eggs with sugar. Add calvados, sour cream and almond powder, mix well.
  6. Pour the mixture over the apples.
  7. Bake for another 15 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and keep baking for 30 more minutes until golden.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan. Transfer to serving plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Quiche With Mushrooms

French open-faced pie from puff pastry with buttery mushroom filling. To save time, I use canned sliced mushrooms. But you can use fresh ones as well.

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Quiche With Mushrooms
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Peel and cut the onion. In a medium skillet, heat oil or butter until hot, add onion and sauté for about 3 minutes. Add sliced mushrooms and sauté for another 7-8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lay the puff pastry on a parchment paper and transfer it onto a baking sheet. Prick all over with a fork.
  3. Evenly spoon the mushrooms mix on top.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together eggs and cream. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over the mushrooms.
  5. Place the cheese slices all over the pie. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
  6. Bake on the bottom rack for about 35 minutes, until golden.
  7. Garnish with herbs before serving.

Easy Puff Pastry Cheese Sticks

These crispy, flaky, cheesy sticks require just a few ingredients and 15 minutes of your time. Very easy to put together with absolutely no experience needed. They go with dips, salads, soups, beer and yet, kids favorite crunchy snack.

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Easy Puff Pastry Cheese Sticks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a parchment paper roll out the puff pastry.
  2. Whisk the egg yolk and spread evenly over the puff pastry.
  3. Sprinkle cheese, herbs and pepper on top of the yolk mixture. Slice with a pizza cutter into 1 cm strips.
  4. Bake for 7-9 minutes.

Tuna Quiche

This French open-faced pie with canned tuna, egg & cream filling seems completely simple, but it is so delicious. Don’t forget to add mustard to this Tuna Quiche, it will give a charm to it.


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Tuna Quiche

I usually serve it with green salad. Aragula works the best.

Course Main Dish

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes

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Course Main Dish

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes

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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lay the puff pastry out on a baking sheet. Prick all over with a fork.

  2. Pop in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the crust starts to turn light gold. Remove the pastry from the oven, pressing the center down with a fork, if it puffed up a bit.

  3. Meanwhile mix tuna and mayonnaise with fork. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Spread the mustard across centre. (I use mustard "a l'ancienne).

  5. Spoon the tuna mix on top.

  6. Combine eggs with sour cream and mix together. Season with salt and pepper.

  7. Pour over tuna.

  8. Slice tomato and arrange them on top of your quiche. Sprinkle with cheese.

  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until quiche is golden brown.

Ham And Cheese Quiche

The Quiche is a French open faced pie. Amazing dish which can be served with tossed salad, roasted potatoes, bouillon ( broth ) or just by itself.

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Ham and cheese quiche
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. On parchment paper, roll puff pastry out to larger than the size of your baking dish circle. Transfer to a pie plate. Using a fork, prick the surface of the dough to keep it from puffing up.
  3. Pop in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the crust starts to turn light gold. Remove the pastry from the oven, pressing the center down with a fork, if it puffed up a bit.
  4. Cut ham into small cubes and spread on top of the dough.
  5. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, salt and pepper. Pour evenly over the cheese layer.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a tooth pick comes clean.

Puff Pastry Apple Tart

Very simple puff pastry apple tart recipe with minimum ingredients and maximum flavor. You don’t even need a mold for it. Sour apples work the best. I use brown sugar, it gives the apples that caramelized taste. Can be served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or cold with some powdered sugar on top.


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Puff pastry apple tart

Taste first your apples, then add more or less sugar to make tart perfect to your taste.

Course Dessert

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

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Course Dessert

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 380 degrees F. Place the dough on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Poke all over with a fork.

  2. Peel the apples, core and cut into wedges. Slice the wedges thinly and arrange the slices on the pastry, overlapping as you go. Dot apple slices with butter.

  3. Fold the edges of the pastry.

  4. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until the pastry is golden and apples are tender.

Puff Pastry-Wrapped Shrimps

The reason I love making Puff Pastry-Wrapped Shrimp so much is because the ingredients are so simple and I almost always have frozen shrimp and puff pastry in my freezer. The puff pastry wrapped-shrimp are my kids favorite appetizers, they call them shrimp in the blanket.

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Puff Pastry-Wrapped Shrimps
The best way to thaw frozen shrimp is to put them in a colander and let cold water run over it. Let them sit under water for 10 minutes. Once the shrimps are not attached to each other, drain them.
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
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Course Appetizers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 380 degrees F. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Season shrimp with salt, pepper and seasoning.
  3. Roll out the pastry dough and cut into 1 cm wide strips.
  4. Starting at the top, wind one pastry strip around one shrimp, slightly overlapping the pastry and ending just before the tail. Repeat with each shrimp.
  5. Place shrimp onto the baking sheet. Beat the egg in a small bowl with a fork, to make egg wash. Brush the shrimp pastry with egg wash.
  6. Bake for about 12 min, or until golden brown. Do not overcook.

Salmon in Puff Pastry

Who says you need to make a special dough for amazing appetizers? Thank goodness for puff pastry! It is so easy to use and you can buy it in the freezer section at any grocery store. I want to introduce you to this delicious puff pastry packets that are filled with salmon, sour cream and herbs. And can be served with any green salad of your choice. It’s great for brunch, lunch, or light dinner. This will definitely be on my holiday table this year.

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Salmon in Puff Pastry
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Course Appetizers
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add finely chopped onion cook and stir until tender.
  2. Cut salmon into small cubes. Season with salt and pepper, add sour cream, cooked onion and fresh dill. Gently mix.
  3. Preheat oven to 380 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Gently roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/2 cm. Using 8 cm round cookie cutter carefully cut out circles.
  5. Place pastry rounds on a flat surface, divide salmon mixture between them and spread one tea spoon over pastry, leaving a 1/2 cm border all around.
  6. Brush pastry borders with water. Top with pastry rounds and press edges together firmly to seal.
  7. Place the pastry packets on baking sheet and brush with egg yolk.
  8. Make a small hole in the middle of the top of each lid. Use a paring knife to score the top of the pastry as desired. Be careful not puncture through.
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden.

Mediterranean Tomato Tart

Who said that tarts are only for dessert? Fill a square of puff pastry with colorful mosaic of tomatoes, cheese, Dijon mustard, herbs de Provence and surprise your friends or family with this savory piece of artwork.

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Mediterranean Tomato Tart
This mediterranean tart is a must make. You can make it with tomatoes of the same or different size, of different colors and different varieties. The most important thing is that they are ripe and flavorful. Perfect dish for small crowds.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Cut tomatoes into thin (0.5 cm) slices. Put them in a single layer on paper towel. Pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F. On the floured piece of parchment paper roll out the puff pastry and poke all over with a fork, to release the steam while baking.
  3. Evenly spread with dijon mustard.
  4. Arrange the tomatoes on top. Fold the edges of dough.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with cheese and herbs.
  6. Bake on the bottom rack of the oven for about 25-30 minutes until the tomatoes are cooked through and the cheese is softening and colouring at the edges.
  7. Cut the tart into quarters, garnish with fresh basil and serve.

Puff Pastry Swirls With Smoked Salmon

What could be better with puff pastry than sour cream and smoked salmon? This savory small appetizers will be really appreciated by kids and adults. The best part is, they are very simple to make. All it takes is spreading the filling onto the puff pastry, rolling it up, cutting it into rolls and bake.


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Puff Pastry Swirls With Smoked Salmon

You can cut the puff pastry sheet in half and make two rolls, but this is only if you want to make them super tiny.

Course Appetizers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes

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Ingredients

Course Appetizers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes

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Ingredients


Instructions
  1. Roll the puff pastry out with rolling pin into 1/2 inch thick square. Spread the sour cream on the top. Leave about 1cm around the edges. Sprinkle with tiny chopped dill.

  2. Arrange the smoked salmon evenly on top of the puff pastry sheet.

  3. Starting at one end, roll the pastry up as tightly as possible.

  4. Tightly cover with plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes. It will be much easier to cut cold roll.

  5. Preheat the oven to 380 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. With a very sharp knife, cut the roll into 1 cm slices.

  6. Remove the plastic wrap and transfer them to the baking sheet.

  7. Bake for about 15 -20 minutes until the "snails" are puffed and golden.

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