Maple Apple Braid


For the braid:

Puff pastry

2 tbsp flour

2 apples, peeled and sliced (do not use McIntosh)

½ cup maple sugar

¼ tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp cloves

2 tsp melted butter 


For the glaze:

1 tbsp Very Dark maple syrup

1/4 cup powdered sugar



Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place unrolled and flattened puff pastry on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Unroll puff pastry and sprinkle with the flour. Toss the sliced apples in a bowl with the maple sugar and all the spices. Place apples down the center of the dough, no more than 2 inches wide. Cut 12 slits, about a ½ inch wide on each long side of the dough surrounding the apple mixture. Fold the strips over the dough at an angle across the apple mixture alternating dough strips from one side to the other to form the braid. Fold the ends over to seal. Brush with melted butter and bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and the apples are soft. 


The Maple Glaze:
Mix the maple syrup with powdered sugar. Pour or drizzle the glaze over the warm braid, cut and serve. Enjoy! (makes 10-12 servings)