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Apple Puff Pastry in the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

Whipped up some apple puff pastries in my Ninja Foodi Air Fryer today. Golden, flaky pastry meets sweet, tender apples - a heavenly combo. Quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious!

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Here's my secret weapon for dazzling dinner guests - my apple puff pastries, fresh from the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer. Imagine biting into a flaky crust, revealing sweet, cinnamon-coated apple slices. Sounds heavenly, doesn't it? Trust me, once you've tried this delightful treat, you'll be popping them in the air fryer anytime you have guests over. Just a few simple steps and ingredients, and voila, dessert is served and praises are sung! Time to get cooking!

Ingredients for Apple Puff Pastry

  • Puff pastry: Flaky and buttery base that encases the apple filling, providing a delicious contrast in texture to the dish.
  • Apples: Sweet and tart fruit that softens when baked, adding a burst of flavor and natural sweetness to the pastry.
  • Sugar: Enhances the sweetness of the apples and caramelizes slightly during baking, adding depth of flavor to the dish.
  • Cinnamon: Warm and aromatic spice that complements the apples, infusing the pastry with a cozy and comforting flavor profile.
  • Butter: Adds richness and a golden hue to the pastry, contributing to a buttery and indulgent taste experience.

Kitchen Tools Required

  • Ninja Foodi Air Fryer: This is the main cooking appliance for baking the apple puff pastry to a crispy perfection.
  • Baking Sheet: Used to place the puff pastry with the apple filling before transferring it to the air fryer.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of melted butter

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Roll out the puff pastry and cut it into 4 equal squares.
  3. In a bowl, mix the sliced apples, sugar, and cinnamon.
  4. Divide the apple mixture among the puff pastry squares, placing it in the center of each square.
  5. Fold the edges of the puff pastry over the apples to form a rustic tart shape.
  6. Brush the melted butter over the pastry.
  7. Place the pastries in the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the apples are tender.
  8. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 250 kcal | Carbohydrates: 30 g | Protein: 2 g | Total Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 10 mg | Sodium: 100 mg | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 15 g | Calcium: 20 mg | Potassium: 180 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 50 µg | Vitamin C: 8 mg

Preparing and Storing Apple Puff Pastry Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the apple puff pastry as instructed.
  • Instead of cooking, cover the pastries with plastic wrap and store them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to bake, follow the cooking instructions from step 7 onwards.

Freezing Instructions

  • After assembling the pastries, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Freeze the pastries until solid, then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • When ready to bake, no need to thaw, just place the frozen pastries in the air fryer and cook as directed.

One interesting fact about this apple puff pastry in the ninja foodi air fryer recipe is that you can sprinkle a little bit of finely chopped fresh rosemary over the apples before folding the pastry for a unique and savory twist on this classic dessert. The combination of sweet apples and fragrant rosemary creates a delicious flavor profile that will surprise and delight your taste buds.

Common Questions About This Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Recipe

FAQ:
Can I use store-bought puff pastry for this recipe?
Yes, store-bought puff pastry works perfectly for this recipe.
How do I know when the pastry is done in the air fryer?
The pastry is done when it turns golden brown and the apples are tender.
Can I add other fruits to this recipe?
Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different fruits like pears or berries.
Do I need to peel the apples?
Yes, it's best to peel the apples before slicing them for this recipe.
Can I make these ahead of time?
These pastries are best enjoyed fresh, but you can prepare them ahead and reheat them in the air fryer before serving.

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