Unfortunately I can’t claim fame to this brilliant little recipe. It’s actually the work of Dinner for (n)one, and it’s been on my to-bake list for a good month now and I am FINALLY getting round to it. It was totally worth the wait.
I made a few adjustments here and there. I used a combination of apples and pears, spooned in a layer of mincemeat paste and used ground cinnamon instead of cardamom, but it’s one of those really versatile recipes where you can make changes. It’s the best served warm, and I like mine with lots of melty vanilla ice cream.
RECIPE ADAPTED FROM DINNER FOR (N)ONE
- 1 block of puff pastry
- 2 apples, cored, peeled and grated
- 2 pears, cored, peeled and grated
- 100g marzipan, crumbled
- handful of walnut, roughly chopped
- 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3 teaspoons brown sugar
- 3-4 tablespoons mincemeant, blended to a paste
- egg, beaten, to glaze
- granulated sugar, to sprinkle
- icing sugar, to dust
- handful of almonds, to top
- Grease a loaf tin and preheat the oven to 180C.
- Roll out the puff pastry into a large rectangle and place into the in. Leave the lids overhanging.
- In a large bowl, combine the apples, pears, marzipan, walnuts, cinnamon and sugar and stir.
- Place the mixture into the pastry lined tin, and spread over a layer of mincemeat. Fold and twist over the sides.
- Brush the top with beaten egg and sprinkle over sugar.
- Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes or until golden brown. Half way through, sprinkle over some almonds.
- Top with icing sugar and serve warm.