Who Needs Apple Pie When You Can Have Apple Puff Stackers?!

Good Monday evening everyone! It’s nice to get back to the swing of things around my house. My husband did great, keeping things under control, thank goodness. After 10 years, I think he’s got it! J/k honey, I know you read this!

I am so excited about these ridiculous treats I can hardly contain myself. I love when things go well in the kitchen. This recipe is perfect for entertaining because it looks really fancy, but in reality takes under 30 minutes from start to finish. It is fantastic and I can’t wait for you all to try it. We’re talking puff pastry, mascarpone cheese and warm caramelized apples, does it get much better?!

2 cool little things.

So after being completely bummed about not making it to Levain Bakery on my trip to NY, I got home and was surfing around their website. I had to rub my eyes and double take to see Picky Palate featured on their website’s recipe page. I couldn’t believe it. They have a number of blogs listed that have made copycat recipes and there I was! I think I’ll have some cookies shipped this week.

Next, my new friend Michelle Huxxtable, fabulous cookbook author and sponsor here on Picky Palate, is being featured on some AZ news shows this week. PLEASE make sure all of you AZ folks check her out. She’ll be on Your life A to Z and Arizona Midday Tuesday morning and early afternoon then Sonoran Living Wednesday morning. She is demonstrating recipes from her new cookbook, The Gathering of Friends that is spectacular I must add. I recommend this cookbook for everyone. It is going to make the perfect Christmas gifts for all those on my list! Her recipes are beautiful and family friendly, which is my favorite part! Go Check it out!!

Go ahead, splurge on the mascarpone, you won’t be sorry!

Mascarpone Layered Honey Caramelized Apple Puff Stackers

1 sheet thawed puff pastry

4 Tablespoons real butter

4 Tablespoons honey

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 large apple, peeled, cored and very thinly sliced

1 Cup mascarpone cheese (you can substitute cream cheese, but only if you must!)

¼ Cup powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Carefully unfold pastry onto a lightly floured counter. Cut into 9 equal size squares and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside.

2. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat melt butter and honey until bubbly. Reduce heat to low and stir in cinnamon. Let simmer for 5 minutes until thickened. Stir in apples and simmer for an additional 5-8 minutes or until apples are tender. The thinner the apples are cut, the faster they will cook!

3. Spread divided mascarpone cheese over 4 pastry squares (flat side). Spoon apples and honey sauce over mascarpone layer then top with 4 more pastry squares. There will be one left over.

4. Garnish with powdered sugar and serve warm, Enjoy!

**Tip: slice your apples paper thin and they will cook much faster.**

4 servings

Coming next is a 15 minute dinner with my left over puff pastry. You’ll Love it!

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60 Responses
  1. Hello, I have been checking your blog for some time now and read most or your entries. Is there any way that I can subscribe so I get updates sent to my email? Regards

  2. Live.Love.Eat

    Wow, you have a lot going on!!!! Congrats on your NYC weekend I meant to mention on my previous comment. These look awesome as well. Adding them to my list. Arghh!!!!!!!

  3. ~Holly

    Can I say divine!! Your recipe’s are always fabulous!! I never have to worry about them turning out. Thank you for sharing your talent!! 🙂

  4. Mary Ann

    This dessert looks wonderful. I agree with the splurge for the mascarpone, it is so yummy. Jenny, you just keep coming up with them, great job!

  5. carol

    Apples…….marscarpone…….puffpastry….oh YES these are in the must try file….along with avoiding the scale for a while after consuming…….yes, a very doable plan!!! Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe to use these New England apples, Jenny!!!! 🙂

  6. Dawn

    How easy is that? And there is marscapone cheese in it? Wow.
    Wonderful creation here and gorgeous photos. Actually droolworthy photo’s is more like it

  7. alexandra's kitchen

    that’s so exciting to see your blog listed! these look amazing. i think mascarpone cheese is one of my favorite ingredients.

  8. Patsyk

    Oh Wow, those look incredible! Soon as I get some fresh picked apples (hoping to get picking soon!), I’m making this one!

  9. HoneyB

    Looks awesome Jenny and so quick and easy – a definite try! I love the look of the sauce…yum!

    I tried to see your blog on Levain Bakery but the link didn’t work. 🙁

  10. Clumbsy Cookie

    You really should get the Levains now, lol!
    I love that dessert Jenny, so simple but must be delicious. I can taste it in my mind and it’s Yummmy! Lol!
    You new picture is so cute!

  11. Brooke

    Man, you never fail me. They look awesome. Speaking of awesome…great news on the web site. Glad to see they love you as much as we all do.

  12. Kari

    Your blog has changed my eating habits, our family was stuck in a rut, but now we are in food heaven! We are trying the Ranchero Mexi-Chicken Crostada for dinner tomorrow night! I will let you know how it goes! Your ROCK!

  13. Emily

    Okay you made my night, I could tell how excited you were about you “puffs”! I will have to try them! It is sooo getting to be that time of year where fall foods are popping into my mind!

    I also LOVE your friends website! (I LOVE the plates in the background of the kitchen over the stove!!!) (My dream!) I am going to order a cookbook! (Those Utah girls knwo how to cook!!!;)

  14. My Sweet & Saucy

    You always do come up with the cutest names…”apple puff stackers”…now what could sound cuter than that!

  15. Jenny

    Thanks Bob,
    Hope you enjoy. We devoured it over here!

    Cool Lisa,
    Hope everyone enjoys!

    Let me know how they turn out Lucy!

    Thanks Priscilla,
    Can’t wait to see your version!

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