Particular person apple pies topped with golden, flaky crust are the proper finale for a comfy fall dinner. Retailer-bought puff pastry (all butter, please!) makes them straightforward; a boozy apple filling (we used bourbon, however one other whiskey and even rum works, too) makes them completely decadent. Serve heat with vanilla ice cream.
Method tip: The apple filling might be made a day forward and saved within the fridge; convey to room temperature earlier than utilizing.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
In a big bowl, toss collectively apples, sugar, lemon juice, salt and allspice.
In a big straight-sided skillet, soften 3 tablespoons butter over excessive warmth. Add half of fruit combination and prepare dinner, stirring, 5 minutes. Scale back warmth to medium-high and prepare dinner till fruit is softened, about 5 minutes extra. Switch to a bowl. Repeat with remaining 3 tablespoons butter and remaining fruit combination.
Return first batch of fruit combination to pan. Slowly stir in bourbon (be careful for splatters). Add flour and prepare dinner, stirring, till fruit combination thickens, about 1 minute.
Divide fruit combination amongst six 8-ounce spherical baking dishes (every 5 inches in diameter). Place on a rimmed baking sheet to let cool utterly.
On a flippantly floured floor, roll out puff pastry to an 8- by 12-inch rectangle, about 1/8-inch-thick. Lower out six 4-inch squares and loosely place one over filling in every dish. Lower a vent in every high. Brush pastry with egg wash. Bake till fillings are effervescent and crusts are golden, 25 to half-hour. Let cool about 10 minutes earlier than serving with ice cream.
Reprinted with permission from Martha Stewart’s Fruit Desserts: 100+ Delicious Ways to Savor the Best of Every Season: A Baking Book. Copyright © 2021 by Martha Stewart Residing Omnimedia, LP. All rights reserved. Revealed by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random Home.