How to International Christmas Cooking: Dutch Pastries

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Dec. 19, 2015

A dutch Christmas recipe!


Puff pastry sheets 8
Tart apple 4 (cut into chunks)
Raisins 50 Gram (soaked and drained)
Sugar 4 Tablespoon
Cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
Lemon 1
Egg 1 , whisk (for brushing)
Cane sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (for sprinkling)



Before you start making the appelflappen you first have to soak the raisins. 

You can leave them for 15 minutes in hot water. Drain and set aside.

Preheat your oven at 220°C / 430°F (I use the conventional setting, not the hot air). 

Peel the apples, remove the core and dice them into small chunks. 

Mix the apple chunks with the soaked raisins, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon.

Take the sheets of puff pastry. Put a small heap of the apple raisin mix on top of each square.

Fold the sheet diagonally, so you get the shape of a triangle. 

Carefully press the edges and make sure they are sealed so no air can escape. You can do this with a fork and get the added bonus of a nice pattern along the edge of the pastry.

Brush the top of the triangles with the whisked egg and sprinkle on some cane sugar to get that nice sugary crust.

Put them in the oven for about 15 minutes. It takes 17 minutes in our oven to get the perfect result. 

Keep a close eye on the appelflappen to check the perfect point for your oven. They should be puffed, crisp and deep golden brown when ready. 


Transfer them to a rack to cool (at least slightly) before eating.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 17 Minutes
Ready In: 17 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 300Calories from Fat 106

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.5%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 209 mg8.71%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 25 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet