Upside Down Apple Pie Pastry

Broken apart Upside Down Apple Pie Pastry

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

The viral upside down apple pie puff pastry is a golden brown delicious masterpiece that can be made from start to devour in under 45 minutes. Get a burst of fall thanks to the cinnamon, nutmeg, a little hint of ginger and brown sugar… and of course a little bit of fall maple flavor to make the taste buds sing.


  • 1 ready-to-bake puff pastry sheet (I used pepperidge farms frozen)
  • 1 medium apple (I used pink lady)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ginger
  • ½ lemon
  • Approx 6 tsp Maple syrup or honey
  • 23 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg


  • Pre-measure the ingredients and preheat the oven to 350ºF
  • Create the egg wash by cracking the egg in a small bowl and whisking it. Set that aside.
  • If using frozen pastry sheets, defrost the sheets as the package suggests. Do not let the pastry sheets get too warm. They should be malleable but still have a slight chill to them.
  • Thinly slice the apple and add it to a bowl to toss with the juice of ½ lemon, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Be sure the apples are evenly coated
  • Slice the chilled pastry sheet into 6 equal rectangles
  • Then on a parchment lined sheet complete the following in this order:
    1. Drizzle about 1/2 tsp of maple syrup or honey in a small circle
    2. Sprinkle a pinch of brown sugar on top
    3. Lay 4 thinly sliced apple slices on top
    4. Drizzle with another ½ tsp of maple syrup or honey
    5. Place a cut pastry sheet on top and lightly press down around the edges
    6. Be sure that all the apple slices are covered
    7. Repeat for the 5 other pastries
  • Once all 6 upside down apple pie pastries are assembled, use a fork to press down the edges of the pastry crusts to create trimmed little edges, as shown in the photos above
  • Then brush the pastries lightly with the egg wash
  • Finally, poke a couple holes on top of each pastry to allow for airflow while baking
  • Place the baking sheet immediately in the oven and bake until the tops are golden brown, about 20 – 25 minutes
  • Remove the upside down pastries from the oven and sprinkle with a bit of coconut sugar.
  • Allow them to cool for at least 15 minutes before using a spatula to gently flip them over
  • Devour on their own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Keywords: Upside Down Pastries, Upside Down Apple Pie Pastries