Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
This recipe is a stunner on the holiday table…and it tastes like apple strudel fresh out of the oven. It is fairly easy to make, even for novice bakers. You definitely want to pull this out of the oven right as your guests arrive. They will devour this in minutes. The apple filling can be made one day in advance to save some time. See the note below about the kind of puff pastry to use. For the star cutouts, you will need one 2-inch star cookie cutter and one 1-inch cookie cutter.
*DuFour brand puff pastry is preferable because it is the ideal size for this recipe. If using Pepperidge Farm or similar brand, gently brush a little water on the top third of one pastry sheet and place the top third of the second sheet onto the moistened pastry. Use a rolling pin to seam the sheets together. Roll out to form one 10-inch-by-14-inch puff pastry sheet. You will need to do this two times to form the two pastry sheets needed for this bake.