Halloween Mummy Sweet Pastries with Apples and Pears. Baked in the oven. The crust around apples and pears is made with puff pastry, and it’s crunchy both from baked puffed pastry and crystallized sugar. Inside each mummy is a baked apple or pear.
Ever since Halloween cooking craze started, I’ve been seeing a lot of mummy themed foods, usually hot dogs wrapped in mummy-like pastry. Well, I wanted to wrap puff pastry around something other than a hot dog, so I thought why not make mummy apples and pears?
Eating these Mummy Sweet Pastries with Apples and Pears is like eating sugar coated deliciousness. The crust around apples and pears is made with puff pastry, and it’s crunchy both from puffed pastry and crystallized sugar. And inside each mummy there is a baked apple or pear, bringing back sweet childhood memories.
And, it makes a great Halloween snack – after all you’re getting a whole apple (or pear) under the mummy coat. I’d rather eat that than a mummy hot dog!
Halloween Mummy Sweet Pastries with Apples and Pears. The crust around apples and pears is made with puff pastry, and it’s crunchy both from baked puffed pastry and crystallized sugar. Inside each mummy is a baked apple or pear.
- 2 apples , cored and peeled
- 2 pears , cored and peeled
- 1 puff pastry sheet , defrosted but not softened
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg for egg wash
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Roll puff pastry sheet and slice it thinly to make ribbons (strips).
Make sure apples and pears are cored and peeled. If you have a hard time coring the pear, just cut the pear in 2 parts, core both slices, put 2 parts together and bind them with puff pastry strips as described below:
In a medium size bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.
Roll apple and pears in sugar and cinnamon mixture.
Wrap puff pastry strips around each fruit, stretching puff pastry dough carefully and making the strips look like “bandages” to completely cover a fruit. Ran those bandages up and down, vertically and horizontally across the fruit.
Whisk 1 egg in a small bowl to make egg wash. Brush puff pastry strips on fruits with egg wash. Sprinkle “mummies” generously and thoroughly (around all sides) with sugar.
Place fruit mummies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 20 minutes until puff pastry puffs up and gets somewhat golden.