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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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  1. 1
    Bob says:

    Oh yeah, I would eat those. I love mascarpone. And puff pastry. And apples. This recipe is made of win.

  2. 2
    Lisa says:

    Oh, yum! I am going to make these for my next book club meeting.

  3. 3
    Lucy says:

    This looks SO good! I can’t wait to make them! Thanks, Jenny!

  4. 4
    ~Priscilla~ says:

    wow, jenny these look fabulous! these will be made soon. i can’t wait to make ’em!

  5. 5
    Stephanie says:

    Ooh wow, those look so yummy! You take the yummiest, drool-inducingest pictures ever!

  6. 6
    Jenny says:

    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!

  7. 7
    Emiline says:

    Come on! These look insanely good.

  8. 8
    My Sweet & Saucy says:

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

  9. 9
    Emily says:

    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!!!;)

  10. 10
    PheMom says:

    That looks like a baked apple dessert I can get behind! Really pretty!

  11. 11
    Beth says:

    I love marscapone!!! This is a truely decadent dessert. Looks fantastic too – but seemingly not that difficult???

  12. 12
    Kari says:

    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. 13
    Brooke says:

    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.

  14. 14
    Swedish Mike says:

    I’m normally not much of a dessert eater and I rarely cook any desserts but I must give this one a try.

    Keep up the good work!

    // Mike

  15. 15
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    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!

  16. 16
    HoneyB says:

    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. 🙁

  17. 17
    Lore says:

    No, it doesn’t get better than this! Yum 😀

  18. 18
    Tasty Trends says:

    this looks like such a great dessert! anything with apple is sooo yummy!

  19. 19
    Katie says:

    What a fabulous idea! Those look DIVINE! I just got a bunch of apples too. Think I may be making these soon! 🙂

  20. 20
    Patsyk says:

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

  21. 21
    alexandra's kitchen says:

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

  22. 22
    Mary says:

    These really look good, Jenny. Thanks for sharing.

  23. 23
    Sara says:

    These stackers are beautiful! What creativity you have in your kitchen.

  24. 24
    Maria says:

    What a gorgeous dessert and it sound so easy! Even better! You did it again! Thanks!

  25. 25
    Katherine Aucoin says:

    You have my mouth watering. I love apple desserts and you can’t go wrong with mascarpone cheese.

  26. 26
    ~Priscilla~ says:

    hi jenny, you won my contest, if you could hop over to my blog i have the details on there!:)

  27. 27
    Candy says:

    Yum! These look delicious and easy! Cool that your recipe is on Levain Bakery site. I’m going to get there my next trip.

  28. 28
    That Girl says:

    30 minutes? This looks like a fantastic breakfast…I mean…dessert.

  29. 29
    Anne says:

    Those look amazing with the mascarpone and beautiful apples. Great job!

  30. 30
    Lucy says:

    A “WINNER”!!! In all aspects!!!

  31. 31
    ttfn300 says:

    This looks AWESOME, what a way to impress 🙂

  32. 32
    RecipeGirl says:

    Yummmy! I love puff pastry, and those apples scream FALL!

  33. 33
    nicole says:

    Ohhhh my that little puff pastry is just calling my name. Looks fantastic.

  34. 34
    Deborah says:

    That is quite an elegant dessert – and I bet it’s delicious as well!

  35. 35
    Grace says:

    the quicker i can get an apple-pie like dessert into my mouth, the better. very nice. 🙂

  36. 36
    Allie says:

    They look great and I love how simple they are to whip up!

  37. 37
    Aggie says:

    I’ll take one please! Wow, this looks like a perfect dessert!

  38. 38
    Pam says:

    It looks so delicious and I love that it can be made in 30 minutes. You can’t go wrong with puff pastry!

  39. 39
    Bridgett says:

    Ooh, my hubby would love it if I made these for him. Delicious!

  40. 40
    Dawn says:

    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

  41. 41
    carol says:

    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!!!! 🙂

  42. 42
    1215656559s20768 says:

    Oooh! I may have to splurge on an $8.00 tub of mascarpone. These look delicious!

  43. 43
    Kristen says:

    Oh wow – those look amazing!!

  44. 44
    Leslie says:

    You are so damn crafty! I love these! Perfect w/ the marscapone!

  45. 45
    Mandy says:

    Oh, these are luscious! We are going apple picking next week, I know what we’ll have for dessert that night! Thank you!

  46. 46
    Mary Ann says:

    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!

  47. 47
    ~Holly says:

    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!! 🙂

  48. 48
    mikky says:

    i love this recipe… great idea, jenny… 🙂

  49. 49
    Bunny says:

    These look soooo darn good jenny! I love it, You’re making me hungry!

  50. 50
    hot garlic says:

    Wow Jenny! Besides looking so pretty, they look really, REALLY inviting and delicious!

  51. 51
    Brilynn says:

    Mascarpone is something I rarely use but it’s so good! This looks delicious!

  52. 52
    Live.Love.Eat says:

    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!!!!!!!

  53. 53
    Steph says:

    These look decedent! Great idea!

  54. 54
    Megan. says:

    oh. my. word. your posts just tempt me so. and this is the perfect example of that! these look scrumptious!

  55. 55
    Carrie says:

    Wow that looks good, I awarded you the E is for Excellent award.

  56. 56
    Dee says:

    I don’t think I’ve seen sexier apples 🙂 Great idea, and simple too!

  57. 57
    Sara says:

    These look amazing!

  58. 58
    susan says:

    those look insanely good! 🙂

  59. 59
    Jaime says:

    oh my. i love apples…and caramel…and mascarpone cheese. can i have one? 🙂

  60. 60

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