I was so excited when I saw this product!! Finally Gluten Free Puff pastry?!?! Eeek
So I bought some at our local gluten free specialty bakery. They warned me on purchased, it took some time to get use to when baking but I ignored any warnings – I was sold at gluten free puff pastry.
First reality check is the lovely puff pastry pictures are only suggestions – it’s a frozen log that takes waaaaay longer than the 20 minutes suggested to thaw. I found closer to 40 minutes.
Once ready, set up your area. I put down my parchment, with a sprinkling of Gluten Free Flour. I gently rollout out a square. I hardly modified how it came due to this being the first time.
Ahead of time, I fixed up 2 apples. Threw them in a fry pan with some unsalted butter, a couple of Tablespoons of ground cinnamon, a splash of orange juice, a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a few heaping tablespoons of brown sugar.
I stirred and let them lightly cook for about 15 minutes.
About a tablespoon or so of room temperature cream cheese as a base, on the pastry then put the cooled apple topping on top. Fold over.
I found I was able to make 3 large apple turnovers with one box.
I did use an egg wash to seal the ends and sprinkled sugar on top before placing into a preheated 350F oven.
Cooked for about 40minutes.
Oh. My. God. It tastes light and just like I remember gluten puff pastry to taste like. Delicious.
A nice alternative to making pastry from scratch! It will take getting use to and will be considered a treat but a nice option to have!
Intrigued, I made a modified version with ingredients I had on hand.
Apples (I used 5- what I had on hand) To cover the pan
1 Cooking Onion
1 large clove of garlic
1 cup of Gluten Free Chicken Broth
1/3cup Dijon mustard
Fresh black ground pepper
1/2 tablespoon poultry seasoning
Start by slicing up the apples and onion. I kept them more chunky. Dice up the garlic and mix together. Set aside.
Season the tenderloin with seasoning salt and cracked pepper.
In a small bowl, mix together Dijon mustard, cracked pepper, poultry seasoning. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 400degrees F
Then it’s time to sear!
In the roasting pan on medium to high heat, add a bit of butter and a half cup of water. Sear each side for 6 minutes. Then remove roasting pan from the heat and take the tenderloin from roasting pan. Set aside.
Add the apple-onion-garlic mixture to the roasting pan, so that the bottom of the pan is covered. Add in the cup of juice.
Set tenderloin on top.
Brush on marinade.
Cover and place into warm oven. cook for about 40minutes or until desired temperature is reached.
The end result is a delightful chunky apple sauce to serve with the tenderloin. Even my 3 year old loved it!!