There are appetizers… and then there are these Pumpkin Apple Bourekas with Everything Bagel Seasoning! Crunchy on the outside, velvety and buttery on the inside, topped with everything bagel seasoning for a punch of flavor. A heavenly bite of goodness!
Bourekas are one of the foods that brings us some of the best childhood memories. Our grandmother makes the absolute best ones. She used to visit us almost every summer from Israel, and would leave us with a freezer full of them, so we could enjoy them for a few months.
There are many versions of these decadent savory pastries. Some are made with phyllo dough, some with puff pastry and some, like our grandmother’s, are made with pastry dough (same one you would use for pie crust). The filling can also vary: from potato, to cheese, mushrooms and spinach, just to name a few! Regardless of what type of dough or filling is being used, all bourekas pretty much have the same thing in common: they’re buttery and flaky on the outside and smooth and velvety on the inside.
The recipe we’re sharing today makes the perfect appetizer to serve on Thanksgiving: flaky puff pastry filled with apples, onions and pumpkin. A little sweet, a little savory, and delicious all around.
When you prepare the filling, make sure to cook the apples until they are nice and tender. Depending on the type of apple you’re using, the cooking time will vary.
Folding the bourekas might seem like a daunting task, but it’s really easy! Check out this video and you’ll learn to do it in no time.
You will probably end up with some leftover filling. Spread it on warm toast or use it to top pancakes or French toast to add a savory component!
These bourekas taste the best when freshly baked. They can be made ahead, frozen and baked right before serving. Remember that they will require a few extra minutes in the oven! Just watch them carefully , because they can go from done to burnt in no time.
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There are appetizers… and then there are these Pumpkin Apple Bourekas with Everything Bagel Seasoning. Crunchy on the outside, velvety and buttery on the inside, topped with everything bagel seasoning for a punch of flavor. A heavenly bite of goodness!
- 1– 17.3 ounce pack of frozen puff pastry (2 sheets), thawed in the refrigerator
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 apple, diced small (1 1/2 cups diced)
- 1 small onion, diced small (3/4 cup diced)
- 2 cups canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 unsweetened non dairy milk
- 4 tablespoons everything bagel seasoning
Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the apples and onions and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of water and continue cooking until the apples are tender and the water has evaporated, stirring often (this should take 10-15 minutes, depending on the type of apple. If they are not tender after that time, add more water and continue cooking for a few more minutes)
Add the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool
Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
Remove one sheet of puff pasty from the refrigerator (leave the other one in). Gently roll the pastry on a floured surface with a rolling pin to form a 9″ x 12″ rectangle. Cut it into 12- 3 x 3 squares
Place about 1 tablespoon of pumpkin filling on the bottom half of each square. Fold over and seal the seams using a fork (Watch the video above ). Arrange them about 1/2 inch apart on the lined baking sheet
Brush each boureka with non dairy milk and sprinkle everything bagel seasoning on top. Bake for 20 minutes or until puffed and golden. Repeat the process again with the other sheet of puff pastry
- Serving Size: 1 boureka
- Calories: 135
- Sugar: 2.4
- Sodium: 79
- Fat: 8.5
- Saturated Fat: 1.2
- Unsaturated Fat: 7
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 13.3
- Fiber: 1.2
- Protein: 2
- Cholesterol: 0