Thursday, October 14, 2010

Apple and Gorgonzola Pockets

Dressed-up apple and cheese slices.

Apple and Gorgonzola Pockets

1 large, semi-sweet Apple (I used a Pink Lady), chopped
1/8 C. Brown Sugar
1/2 t. Cinnamon
About 1/4 C. Gorgonzola Cheese, crumbled
Dab of Vegetable or similarly tasteless Oil
1 package Puff Pastry (although serious kudos to you if you like to make it from scratch!)
1 Egg, whites only
1 t. Water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place apples, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl and stir until apples are coated.  Roll out puff pastry dough until approximately 1/8" thick and cut into squares approximately 2" x 2" (depending on how large you want these to be - 2" x 2" turned out a pastry worth about 3 bites).  Beat egg white with water and brush top of dough with mixture.  Take one square and place the filling in the center - use about 1 T. apple mixture and sprinkle about 1 t. Gorgonzola on top (although feel free to play with this depending on your own individual perogative).  Fold one corner over the filling and roll the whole thing over catty-corner so that two corners are now folded into the center (one over the other).  Then, pick up the other two corners and fold them in, pinching the seams so that they stay shut.  Brush a little extra egg white mixture over the folds and place on cookie sheet, seam-side down.  Bake for between 20 - 25 minutes or until pastry appears golden brown.  Eat asap!

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