Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Apple Brandy Croissants

This recipe came to me one night while I was preparing a special meal for Vegan Mom and myself. The original idea was to make Apple Brandy Crepes, but then the croissants were sitting there just begging to be used. The result is absolutely divine. The sweet, syrupy filling runs into the nooks and crannies of the pastry which still imparts a delicate crispiness to contrast the soft apples.

INGREDIENTS
Serves 2
- 2 croissants, halved lengthwise
- 1 large cooking apple, small dice
- 3 tbsp margarine
- 3 tbsp brandy, divided
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- icing sugar for dusting

METHOD
1. Melt margarine in a small saucepan over med-hi heat. Add apples and cook for 4-5 mins, until soft but not mushy. After 2 mins, add in two tbsp of brandy, mix well, and let cook down a bit.
2. Add brown sugar and mix well. Then add the remaining brandy and mix well. Let bubble for a min or so, until nice and syrupy. Mix in spices and remove from heat.
3. Spoon 1/2 of the apple mixture over each bottom slice of croissant. Top with the top slice, then dust with icing sugar.

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Lori said...

This looks absolutely sinful and is calling my name to make it!

umbrellalady said...

These sound divine! I have tons of apples in the freezer that need using up. This would be a nice way to serve them.

Kelly M. Preston said...

Is this for real? Vegan croissants? I think I just died. And the twist of apple sounds especially delicious!

Millie said...

that looks amazing...what a nice treat.

Get Skinny, Go Vegan. said...

These look awesome!! With coffee!

tinkerbelle86 said...

wow these look delicious!

Happy Go Lucky Vegan said...

These croissants look sensational! Can't wait to make these this weekend. :)

Sisters and Sisters said...

Love the croissaint! If i should eat it al day... You know what will happend to me :( LOL!

My screan broke and i could not take pictures, when they should make it, it cost me 130 euro! I just both a second one for the half of the price (the same camera)!

XoXo

sandra said...

Where do you get vegan croissants??? I have to have some of those!!

sandra said...

I am sorry I didn't read far enough down your blog. I am looking forward to trying this out myself. Thanks!

Lauren said...

Ok that looks so good!