Why do I call it a minimalist apple pie? Well simply because I used ready made frozen puff pastry instead of making the pie crust myself.
I have a few pieces of frozen puff pastry and apples so I decided to use them up to make an apple pie over the weekend.
This apple cutter is a life saver and whoever invented it is a genius. It makes cutting apples so much easier and faster and hassle free. I got mine at some sundry shop. Daiso might have them too. Go get one and you'll never cut apples the same way again.
Dice the apples and saute in butter. Add sugar and cinnamon powder and stir until apples are soft and tender. Prepare your pie dish or pan. I used a small heart-shaped pan and simply put the puff pastry in it. Make sure you poke holes on the pastry to prevent it from puffing up when baked. Add your caramelized apples.
Cover the pie with another piece of puff pastry. I skewered the top of the pie so that the pie crust will brown nicely and the apple filling can 'breathe'.
Once the pie is baked to golden brown, take it out of the tin and serve with vanilla ice cream.
Here are 8 ideas for using frozen puff pastry. Give them a try!