Barely adapted from the Danishes recipe by James Martin. See the recipe at BBCGoodFood.com
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
2 sharp not sweet eating apples
4 tablespoons demarara sugar
half a teaspoon cinnamon
half a teaspoon allspice or mixed spice
75g blackberries or blueberries
juice of half an orange
500g puff pastry pack
1 egg, beaten
1 handful plain flour, for rolling the pastry
1. Turn the oven to 220C (200C fan ovens).
2. To make the pastry filling, peel and core the apples. Then either slice them finely or dice them into small chunks.
3. Heat 3 tablespoons of the sugar and all the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat.
4. When the butter is melted, add the apples, orange juice and spices. Simmer for about 5 minutes, before taking off the heat and stirring in the berries.
5. To prepare the pastry, roll out the ready made puff pastry onto a floured board, until it's about the thickness of a pound coin. Then cut out 8 squares 11cm each (or do what I did and misread the recipe, cutting rectangles 8cm x 11cm, it just depends whether you fancy your pastries square or rectangle).
6. Prick the pastry pieces all over with a fork and place them on a baking tray or two.
7. Carefully spoon the filling in the centre of each square or rectangle, turning over the edges. Brush egg all over the pastry to help the Danishes turn golden in the oven.
8. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar over the Danishes, then place them in the oven to bake for approx 20 minutes until golden.
These Danish pastries were idly baked while giggling and chatting with my dear mate Kate