Ciasto Francuskie z Jabłkami (Apple Puff Pastry): A Delicate Polish Delicacy


Embark on a delightful journey with Ciasto Francuskie z Jabłkami, a simple yet elegant Polish dessert that brings the crisp, buttery layers of puff pastry together with the sweet and tangy flavor of apples. This apple puff pastry is a testament to the beauty of minimalist baking, where every ingredient shines through. Perfect for a cozy afternoon tea or as a refined dessert at dinner parties, this dish marries the sophistication of French pastry with the heartwarming comfort of Polish apple desserts.

Ciasto Francuskie z Jabłkami (Apple Puff Pastry): A Delicate Polish Delicacy

Preparation Details

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 piece

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 320
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Sodium: 180mg


  • 1 sheet of ready-made puff pastry (about 250g)
  • 3-4 medium apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface to a rectangle of about 1/4 inch thickness.
  3. Arrange the apple slices on the pastry, leaving a small border around the edges. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Fold the edges of the pastry over the apples slightly to create a border.
  5. Brush the edges of the pastry with the beaten egg to give it a golden color upon baking.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden brown.
  7. Let cool slightly before dusting with powdered sugar.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature for the best taste.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For an added twist, spread a thin layer of apricot jam over the pastry before arranging the apples.
  • Ensure the apples are thinly sliced for even cooking and a delicate texture.
  • Keep an eye on the pastry while baking, as puff pastry can brown quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use different types of apples for this recipe?

Yes, feel free to use any type of apple you prefer. Tart apples like Granny Smith provide a nice contrast to the sweetness of the pastry.

How can I store leftover apple puff pastry?

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven to crisp up the pastry before serving.

Can I make this dessert in advance?

For the best texture, it's recommended to serve the pastry on the day it's baked. However, you can prepare the apples and pastry ahead of time and assemble just before baking.

Ciasto Francuskie z Jabłkami invites you to savor the simple pleasures of baking, where the humble apple becomes the star of a dessert that's both easy to make and impressively elegant. Whether it's a treat for yourself or shared with loved ones, this apple puff pastry is a celebration of flavor and texture. Here’s to enjoying the delicate layers of pastry and the sweet warmth of baked apples in every bite.