Apple Cups Served With Maple Toffee Sauce



Apple Cups:

1/4 cup unsalted butter
3 Braeburn apples, peeled, cored, and diced
3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and diced
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 (17.3-ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed

Maple Toffee Sauce:

1 cup butter

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1 tablespoon water

1 teaspoon maple flavoring


Apple Cups:

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Cook, stirring often, until apples are tender, approximately 5 minutes. Add flour, stirring until thickened. Remove from heat, and let cool for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375°. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
On a lightly floured surface, unroll 1 sheet puff pastry. With a rolling pin, smooth any seams. Using a 3 and 1/2-inch round cutter, cut 6 rounds per sheet. Repeat with remaining puff pastry. Press rounds into bottoms and up sides of muffin cups.
Bake until puffed and golden, approximately 6 minutes. Remove from oven. Using the back of a spoon, press down puffed bottoms of cups. Spoon apple mixture into cups.
Bake until golden brown, approximately 6 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.
Serve with Maple-Toffee Sauce.

Maple Toffee Sauce:

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar, corn syrup, condensed milk, and 1 tablespoon water, stirring to combine. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add maple flavoring, stirring to combine. Serve warm or at room temperature. Refrigerate up to 3 days.


Makes 12 Apple Cups and 2 cups maple toffee sauce.
If you can’t find Braeburn or Golden Delicious Apples others will taste almost as good.