Today’s recipe is one that we have just devoured, not more than two hours ago, and is hot of the recipe press. Three Cheese & Apple Puff Pastry Ring is my latest creation for Bramley Apples and all of the producers who grow these heritage British apples. I saw the idea for a pastry ring online, and although the original recipe had ham, tomatoes, cheese and olives in it, I immediately thought of adapting the recipe for a tasty vegetarian summer supper dish, and voila, here it is!
As part of my ongoing collaboration with Bramely Apples and Bramley Recipes, my brief for August was to create a new recipe using the apples WITH cheese. Now, as a confirmed and fully paid up cheese lover, this was a challenge made in heaven, and especially as apples and cheese are perfect culinary partners on crime; after all, “an apple pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze”, as the age-old saying goes, and in Yorkshire, where I come from no self-respecting housewife or baker would ever put a fruit cake in the table without some cheese to accompany it.
Today’s recipe for Three Cheese & Apple Puff Pastry Ring, is an easy one, it’s really an assembly job, which makes it perfect for busy mum’s and dad’s. Ready made puff pastry is filled with cream cheese, spring onions, Bramley apple slices, blue cheese and Grana Padano cheese before being baked until the pastry is crisp and flaky, and the apples are soft and just caramelised around the edges; the cheese will be melty and unctuous and the whole combination of ingredients works so well together…..making it a real kiss WITH a squeeze kind of recipe.
Serve this pastry ring with seasonal salad and maybe for the winter months, a baked potato and some steamed veggies would be nice. If you can’t find ready-made puff pastry in a circle, then just cut a circle out of a ready rolled sheet of rectangular puff pastry. And, if you are catering for confirmed carnivores, then some crispy fried bacon or shredded ham would go beautifully with the cheese and apples. My new Bramley Apple recipe is shared below, with some handy step-by-step photos, and DO let me know if you make it, and what you think of it. Karen
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Disclaimer: Commissioned work with Bramley Apples UK
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