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Apples to Apples

I grew up visiting Yakima, Wash., a lot so I’ve enjoyed many apples in my day – apple pies, apple strudel, baked apples, applesauce and much more. So, while travelling through Germany, when I encountered a delightful-looking apple turnover pastry called apfeltasche, I just had to try it!

The pastry dough had a flaky crust with a moist, tender center, and it was filled with yummy fresh-baked apples. The apples were the star of the show, but for added depth there was a light dusting of cinnamon that really complemented the flavor. The pastry was folded together with a medallion of dough to seal it – and it made you feel extra special, like you were opening an invitation to a chic party. Enjoying it on the café patio with my husband on a lazy morning, watching the world go by, made it even tastier.

As I work on convincing people of this pastry’s merits, I can only hope my next lazy morning will be spent on my own front porch with the closest substitute – one of our Apple Fritters.

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