This morning I had been searching on Pinterest for the perfect fall macaron recipe to have after dinner tonight. I didn’t think it was quite yet fall enough for a pumpkin spice macaron, so I came up with the idea to make a macaron recipe similar to apple pie.
This recipe yields about 10-15 sandwiched cookies depending on how large you make them.
Apple Pie Macarons
2/3 cup of powdered sugar
1/2 cup of almond flour
2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
1 egg white
Cinnamon for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Begin by sifting both the powdered sugar and almond flour in a medium bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk egg white with an electric mixer until frothy. After the egg white is frothy, mix in the granulated sugar gradually until you have meringue mixture with soft peaks. This usually takes about 5-6 minutes with an electric mixer on a medium setting.
- Take the dry ingredients that were sifted and set aside and fold half of that in and then after it is mostly folded, fold the rest in. The mixture should have the consistency of a thick cake batter. Spoon this mixture into a piping bag and pipe the cookies equally spaced about an inch apart onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Give the baking sheet a few taps on the counter to release any air bubbles it might have. Sprinkle cinnamon evenly on top of the piped cookies. Let the piped cookies set for about 15 minutes before baking.
- Bake for about 9-12 minutes based off of the wattage of your oven. Some may rotate the cookies halfway, but I find that mine have no difference whether I do this or not.
Cream Cheese Filling + Diced Apples
A little over 2 ounces of cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of milk
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
1/3 of a cup of diced, cinnamon sugared apples
- Soften the cream cheese and gradually add the powdered sugar. Mix in the extract and milk. After everything is incorporated, shovel filling into a piping bag and chill it until you are ready to start piping your cookies. For the apples, dice apple small enough to be placed in the middle of the cookie. After dicing, toss apples in a cinnamon, granulated sugar mixture. Pipe the filling on the perimeter of the cookies and place a dollop of diced apples in the center. Enjoy!