Flaky, buttery, puff pastry topped with sweet, juicy baked apples drizzled with a pool of sweet chai spiced cheats (aka easy) caramel. Ready to eat in 30 minutes, this is the simplest dessert to use up left over apples.
Preheat oven to 200 °C, Gas Mark 6.
Combine all the ingredients for the cheats caramel aside from the salt and vanilla, in a small pot over medium/high heat. Bring to the boil and then turn the heat to low and allow to simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in vanilla and salt.
Cut apples in half and core. Cut into 1/8 inch slices. See Note.
Roll out Puff Pastry onto baking paper on a baking tray. Arrange apples on top of pastry. Fold dough in 1 inch all the way around the edge.
Brush the dough with the beaten egg and sprinkle over the sugar before spooning over 1 - 2 tablespoons of chai caramel.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 - 30 minutes until golden brown.
Brush with apricot jam all over and spoon over more caramel.