Have you ever flippantly made a promise that you’d bring a fancy dessert to a dinner party and then completely forgot all about it? Then you find yourself with half an hour before the party and you’re trying to figure out if you can smoosh a frozen apple pie into a glass dish and pretend you made it? I’ve made this casual promise twice in the last two weeks and I’ve been twice saved by this jalousie recipe.  It’s made with canned pie fruit, frozen puff pastry and frozen blueberries. It’s easy as pie… or easy as jalousie.

What You Need

3 sheets of puff pasty

1 450gm can of apple pie fruit 

500gms frozen blueberries

1 egg

2 tablespoons of almond meal 

2 tablespoons of sugar

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence



What You Do



 Mix the apple, blueberries, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla in a bowl 


 Brush with egg and bake in a 180 degree fan forced oven for 25 mins or until pastry is golden and brown. 



It’s so easy and you can keep all the ingredients in your house for a ready to go emergency. I’ve made this with rough cut gluten free pasty and it was amazing. Just make sure you call it jalousie… because it’s hilarious.

What’s your fail safe emergency dessert? Or a staple that you take everywhere?