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Apple Puff Pastry

2 cups sliced, peeled apples

1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons margarine

cup light corn syrup

cup chopped walnuts

teaspoon cinnamon

1 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

teaspoon vanilla

1 egg, separated

1 sheet ( of 17.25 ounce package) frozen puff pastry, thawed

1 teaspoon water

cup powdered sugar

Vegetable cooking spray

Place apples, brown sugar, margarine, corn syrup, walnuts, and cinnamon in 12-inch fry pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes or until apples are almost tender. Drain apples, reserving syrup. Cool completely.

In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, granulated sugar, vanilla, and egg yolks. Set aside.

On lightly floured surface roll pastry into 12 by 10-inch rectangle. Place on baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray. Spread cream cheese mixture vertically down center 1/3 of pastry. Place cooled apple mixture on cheese. Cut sides of pastry into 1-inch strips into filling. Starting at one end, alternately cross strips at an angle. Brush with mixture of egg white and water.

Bake at 375 degrees about 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove form oven and glaze with mixture of reserved syrup and powdered sugar. Cool and serve warm or cold.

Yield: 8 servings at 1 inch slices

Source: Michigan Apples

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