Slow-Cooked Apple Cherry Pastries with Vanilla Cream
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Slow-Cooked Apple Cherry Pastries with Vanilla Cream

  • Prep: 35 minutes
  • Bake: 240 minutes
  • Serves: 12

Ingredients & Directions

  • 1 lemon
  • 8 apple(about 3 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
  • 3 cups reduced fat (2%) milk
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each ) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Shells, prepared according to package directions

Grate 1/2 teaspoon zest from the lemon.  Stir the apples, cherries, sugar and lemon zest in a 4-quart slow cooker.

Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours or until the apples are tender.

Beat the pudding mix and milk in a medium bowl with a whisk for about 2 minutes or until the mixture is thickened.

Divide the apple mixture among the pastry shells.  Top with the pudding mixture.


Flavor Variation: You can try substituting other flavors of pudding for the vanilla, such as lemon or even cheesecake!