My husband and I figured that we needed to include a cute little bite sized dessert in our Super Bowl party; we started talking about how something with apples would be good since apple pie and football are an All American tradition. What popped into my head was when we were kids how we folded up a sheet of notebook paper into a small triangle shape and called it a football, then one of my friends would hold their hands up like goal posts and I would try to flick my football in for a score. Oops… sorry, I fell back into my childhood for a moment. My husband and I threw and kicked around some ideas on what we could create and this is the winner of the game!
2 - Small Gala Apples (cored & diced)
¼ C. - Splenda Brown Sugar
2 Tbs. - Butter
1 Tsp. - Cinnamon
1 Tsp. - Vanilla
½ Tsp. - Nutmeg
2 - Sheets Puff Pastry (thawed)
¼ C. - Raisins
Cinnamon/Sugar for dusting
Melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat and cook the apples, raisins, brown sugar and spices for about 5-8 minutes, until the apples a little soft and a nice tan caramel sauce has been reached. Set the apples aside to cool while you open up the pastry and cut 9 circles out of each sheet using a medium sized biscuit cutter. Place 1 Tsp. of mixture in the center of each round then fold over one side to the other and pinch to seal, then with a fork crimp the edge closed. Deep fry at 350 degrees for 2 minutes then turn and cook for another 2 minutes remove with a slotted spoon and roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. I had about 1 C. of filling left; I think it would be great on top of ice-cream, waffles or pancakes.
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