Fruit plait

Fruit plait

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(1 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins plus soaking

Easy

Serves 4
Kids will love helping make this easy spiced dessert - similar to an apple and pear strudel, but with ready-rolled puff pastry instead of filo

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal532
  • fat23g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs71g
  • sugars40g
  • fibre4g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.7g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 ready-made 320g puff pastry sheet
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil, for greasing
  • 2 tbsp sultanas
  • 2 eating apples
    Apples

    Apple

    ap-pel

    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 2 pears
    Pear

    Pear

    pair

    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 3 tbsp apricot jam
  • pinch of mixed spice
  • pinch of cinnamon
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 1 egg
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream, to serve

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured work surface into a large rectangle. Transfer to a lightly greased baking tray.

  2. Put the sultanas in a small mixing bowl with just enough warm water to cover them, and soak for 10 mins.

  3. Core the apples and pears and slice them into even-sized pieces – you don’t need to peel them. Put the pieces in a bowl and add the honey and 2 tbsp apricot jam. Drain the soaked sultanas and add them to the mixture. Stir well and add the mixed spice and cinnamon to taste.

  4. Spoon the mixture in a thick strip down the centre of the puff pastry. Use a sharp knife to make roughly 8 diagonal cuts down each side of the pastry like a lattice. Fold the pastry strips alternately across the filling like a plait.

  5. Crack the egg into a bowl, whisk with a fork and, using a pastry brush, glaze the top of the puff pastry.

  6. Place the plait in the oven and bake for 25-30 mins or until the apples are soft and the pastry is golden brown. Serve with crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream.

You may also like

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
saschlet
7th Nov, 2015
5.05
Didn't have pear so it was just defrosted frozen apples, forgot to soak the raisins which didn't matter. Used a sheet of pre-rolled light puff pastry, normal honey and my own xylitol apricot jam so it felt healthy! It truly tasted like a shop-bought frozen apple strudel so I will be adding this to my pudding repertoire. Yummers!
Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.