Monday, October 5, 2015

Apple Roses

With Thanksgiving coming very soon, Sue and I have been busy looking for some new recipes to try out for our family dinner.
I came across a video showing how to make these beautiful roses out of apples and puff pastry and knew I had to give them a try. I will list my step by step instructions below but if you need more clarification you can pop over to Cooking With Manuela (HERE) for her wonderful tutorial and video. 
They really are very simple and look SO SO SO pretty among all the pies and cakes and other desserts. Plus, you can have them ready in under an hour. 

Apple Roses

3 - 4 apples
1 lemon
4 cups water
4 Tbsp jam (any kind)
3 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp icing sugar

Preheat oven to 375. Line 12 muffin cups with paper cupcake liners, set aside.
Core the apples, cut in half, and slice into VERY thin slices. 
Squeeze the lemon into the 4 cups of water. Place sliced apples into the lemon water. Microwave for 3 - 4 minutes. Until apples are just softened a bit. Drain off the water. Set aside.
In a small bowl, mix together jam and 3 Tbsp of water. Microwave for about 20 - 30 seconds. Mix together again. Set aside.
Take 1 box of puff pastry and roll it out into a thin rectangle. Slice into 6 equal pieces - as per photo below.

Take 1 slice of the pastry and brush it with some of the jam. You can use a pastry brush or the back of a spoon. (We used pear jam, that's why you can't really see it.)
Lay several slices of apple over half of the pastry - as per photo below.

Fold the pastry up over the apples so only a little bit peeks over the top. Roll the pastry up from one end. Place into the prepared muffin cup. (Again, better clarification HERE - from Cooking With Manuela.)
Repeat with remaining strips. Then roll out second puff pastry box and repeat again. You will end up with 12 roses.

Bake at 375 for about 40 - 45 minutes, until puff pastry is browned and fully cooked. 
remove from cupcake liners to wire rack to cool completely.

You can serve as is....

Or, you can dust with a little icing sugar (powdered sugar) to pretty them up even more!

The first one or two rolls may take a little finagling... but once you get the hang of it they only take a few minutes to zip through. If you have any questions or concerns, I advise popping over to Cooking With Manuela for her wonderful tutorial and video (HERE). It really is helpful! 
Beautiful, right? 
And tasty.... and sooooo the way to impress your guests. I guarantee it. 
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  1. These apple roses definitely look wonderful (and beautiful too!). Thanks for the step by step images - they really help make the process clear. :)

  2. This looks absolutely amazing! Pinned and tweeted. You always bring the most amazing creations to our party. Thank you! I hope to see you again, this Monday at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls