Chamomile Apple Braided Pastry with Browned Butter Frosting

Have eight words ever sounded so delicious as “chamomile apple braided pastry with Browned Butter Frosting”? No? We thought so. There’s everything in there, isn’t there? Apples, pasty, buttery frosting. What more could you need as a sweet treat on a chilly autumnal evening?

What’s more, we’ve used Nature Restore Organic Chamomile Whole Flowers in the warmed apples. Chamomile flowers have a beautifully light flavor which is perfectly balanced against the warmth and spice that comes from the nutmeg and cinnamon.

The beauty of this recipe is that it’s so easy as we’ve used premade puff pastry – no need for kneading here!

Here’s how we made this delicious delight…

 

 

Ingredients 

1 premade roll of puff pastry (defrosted if frozen)
3 granny smith apples, peeled and diced
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 ounces cream cheese, cut into 1/4-inch strips
Egg yolk plus 1 tablespoon cream for egg wash
¼ cup browned butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon cream

 

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, sauté the apples, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and chamomile until the apples have softened (this will take around 10 minutes).
Lay the puff pastry onto a lined baking sheet.
Score the pastry into three sections in length so that you see a left side, middle and right side.
Cut strips on the right and left sides of the pastry leaving them attached to the middle piece. You can make these strips as small or large as you like.
In the middle section, lay down the pieces of cream cheese then pour the cooked apple mixture on top.
Fold the bottom slit and top slit of the pastry towards the center to close off the ends. Then, alternatively between the right side and the left side, wrap each strip around the middle section creating a braid like pastry.
Whisk the yolk and cream together and brush onto the top of the pastry.
Place in the oven for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.
Mix the ingredients together for the frosting. You can add more cream as needed one teaspoon at a time to get your desired consistency. Place into a zip lock bag and pipe onto the top of the cooled pastry. 

 

Nature Restore Chamomile Apple Braided Pastry Brown Butter Frosting

 

Eat and enjoy!

Prep Time: 45 Minutes

Total Time: 1 Hour 5 Minutes

Makes: 10

Serve on its own, with cream, ice cream or custard. It doesn’t have to be desert either, if you want it for dinner, we’re not telling!

 

 

Tags: Holidays, Sweet