less than 30 mins
30 mins to 1 hour
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By Matt Tebbutt
From Saturday Kitchen[row]
- 50g/1¾oz raisins
- 1 green cooking apple, halved and core removed (not peeled)
- 3 red eating apples, halved and cores removed (not peeled)
- 40g/1½oz unsalted butter, diced
- 50g/1¾oz caster sugar
- 5g/⅛oz ground cinnamon
- 1 x 320g/11½oz puff pastry sheet
- 50ml/2fl oz Calvados
- 3 free-range eggs, 2 yolks and 1 whole, beaten
- 10g/⅓oz caster sugar
- Pinch ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Start by rehydrating your raisins – place them in a heatproof container and cover with boiling water. Leave for 30 minutes then drain.
Place the apples into an ovenproof dish, top with the butter and sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon. Bake for 25–30 minutes then scoop the apple flesh out of the skins, mash with a fork and set aside to cool.
Place the sheet of puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Spread the apple mixture over the pastry. Pour the Calvados over the raisins, then sprinkle the raisins over the apple mixture. Roll into a long log, trim the edges and brush with the beaten egg. Mix the caster sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the log, then place on a baking tray and cook for 15–20 minutes. Cover with foil and cook for another 5 minutes.
When the log is baked and the pastry is golden and crisp all over, remove from the oven and allow to cool before cutting into 2.5cm/1in slices and serving.