Apple Gruyere Pastry

One of the entries in our 2014 Great Apple Month Taste Off. This one comes from Jillian Harris!


Apple Gruyere Pastry



  • 1 package frozen puff pastry
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp (can sub white balsamic vinegar) apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 to 3 small sprigs thyme
  • to garnish thyme
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1 cup or 1/2 block sliced gruyere cheese
  • 3 small, peeled, cored and sliced green BC Tree Fruits apples
  • shaved Grana Padano cheese

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  • STEP 1

    Roll out the puff pastry as directed on the package. Use a 4-inch round cookie cutter or other large ring to cut out as many rounds as you can get. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and put in the freezer for about 30 minutes to firm up.

  • STEP 2

    In a small saucepan over low heat, begin melting the butter, then add the vinegar, honey, thyme sprigs and salt. Stir gently until it bubbles and remove from heat.

  • STEP 3

    Remove the chilled pastry from the freezer. Use an offset spatula to place a few slices [missing description of slicing] of cheese on each round, and top with a stack of apple slices.

  • STEP 4

    Bake at 350°F until pastry starts to rise. Remove from oven and brush the honey butter mixture over the apples and sparingly on pastry edge.

  • STEP 5

    Return to oven and continue to bake until the apples are soft and the pastry is golden and puffed, around 30 minutes.

  • STEP 6

    Serve warm from the oven, garnished with shaved Grana Padano, thyme sprigs and a pinch of salt.