RECIPE | Dutch ‘Appelflappen’

RECIPE | Dutch ‘Appelflappen’


I had a huge craving for something sweet the other night, but didn’t feel like going to the supermarket. While looking in my kitchen for some ingredients to make an easy, quick treat, I realised that I had the perfect ingredients for some good ol’ fashioned Appelflappen!

‘Appelflappen’ you say?! That is a very strange word to pronounce for non-Dutch speaking people.

Literally translated it means: Apple flaps :)

It is a crazy easy recipe to make and it doesn’t need much ingredients. Oh, and you will be pretty full afterwards, because, well you will find out;)


Check out below for the recipe:


Ingredients for 8 pieces:

8 Pieces of Butter Puff Pastry
2 Medium sized apples
2 Tablespoons of sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of cinnamon
1 Egg
optional: sugar for on top
– Preheat the oven to 225 degrees.
– Take the puff pastry out of the freezer and let it defrost for 5-10 minutes.
– Peel the apples, remove the core and cut them up in small dices.
– Mix the apples with the sugar and cinnamon.
– Place a tablespoon of the apple mixture on top of a piece of puff pastry.
– Fold the pastry diagonal, creating a triangle shape with the apple mixture in between.
– Use a vork to press the edges together and making them stick.
– Whisk the egg and apply a bit of egg on top of the pastry.(this will make them nice and shiny!)
– Optional: sprinkle some sugar on top of the egg.
– Place the Appelflappen in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.
– You can eat them hot or cold, they will be delicious either way!
**Tip: Serve them warm with some vanilla ice cream!


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  • Lotte van Abbema 23rd April 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Hi, like it that you put this recipe on your website! I’m dutch and make this almost every month! I actually wanted to advise you to also give the edges of the triangle pastry also a bit of egg, so the edges stay together and they won’t fall apart during the baking. Really like it tho :)

    • Lana Red Author 24th April 2017 at 9:12 am

      Dank je! :) And that sounds like some pretty good advice to also use the egg to stick the edges together. I will definitely try it next time I’m making them! Lana x

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