Nothing brings on the rush of autumn quite like a crisp apple.
Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 35 mins
Bake: 35 mins
- 3 cups apple cider
- 3/4cup heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/4teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 1/2pounds green apples, cored and thinly sliced
- 1/4cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
- 1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 large egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water
- Vanilla ice cream, for serving
- In a large saucepan, boil the cider until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 15 minutes. Stir in the cream and boil until thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour into a bowl, then whisk in 2 tablespoons butter and the vanilla. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, unfold the puff pastry on a floured surface. Roll out to a 10-by-12-inch rectangle. Refrigerate on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes.
- In a large nonstick skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add the apples, sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar and cook, stirring, until golden, about 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cinnamon. Spread on a baking sheet; refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees . Spread the apples over the crust, leaving a 1-inch border. Using the parchment, lift the pastry edges and fold in to form a crust, pinching gently to adhere. Brush the crust with the egg wash; sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake until golden, about 35 minutes. Transfer to a rack; let cool for 15 minutes. Cut into slices, top with ice cream and drizzle with the cider mixture.
- Use any extra cider drizzle as a dip for fruit slices.