Saccotini di mele is an apple snack often sold from autogrills in Italy. Perhaps because it is so incredibly tasty, handy and easy to make.
Translated from Italian Saccotini di mele means a small sack of apples, and that’s exactly what it is. Thick chunky apple sauce wrapped in butter puff pastry and baked for 10-15 minutes to produce the most delicious energizer apple snack. It couldn’t be easier.
1 sheet of butter puff pastry
80 g sugar
2 tsp vanilla sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 beaten egg
Peel and core the apples (if you have got a jar of apple sauce ready, you can go straight to folding it up in puff pastry.)
Chop apples coarsely and boil them with sugar and a minimum of water in a saucepan.
Turn off the heat and add vanilla sugar and cinnamon, when the apples turn to mush.
Let the apples cool.
Cut the puff pastry in 6-8 even sized rectangles.
Place 1-2 spoonfuls of apple sauce on reach rectangle.
Brush beaten egg on the edge to zeal the pastry around the apple filling.
Place the apple snacks on a non stick baking sheet
Brush the apple snacks with beaten egg and sprinkle a little sugar on top.
With a sharp knife cut three incisions in each snack so the apple can let off steam.
Bake the Saccotini di mele apple snacks at 200 C / 390 F for 10-15 minutes or until golden.
Saccotini di mele apple snacks are best when eaten the day they are made, and absolutely divine while still tepid.