If you’ve been a regular reader of my blog for awhile, then you will know how much I love apple desserts. I adore the versatility of fruits in general, but the very mention of an apple crumble or an apple spice cake makes my mouth water!
So when I saw these lovely images of apple roses flying around the internet, I just knew I had to create a compilation post. Because I love roses just as much.
The very basics of this recipe are so simple. Just looking at these delightful desserts would definitely have you thinking otherwise! All you need to create this gorgeous masterpiece is:
- 2 Apples (sliced very thin to create the ‘petals’ of the apple rose)
- 1 Lemon
- 3 Tbsp Jam or Preserve (apricot preferably)
- Puff Pastry (cut into long rectangular slices for rolling)
- Mixing Bowl
- Muffin Tin
The steps are so simple, I could not believe it:
- Remove the core from the apples
- Slice the apples as thin as you can
- Fill the mixing bowl half with water, and squeeze in the juice of half the lemon (no seeds!) and the apple slices
- Heat for approximately 3 minutes in microwave, then drain the water
- Add 2 tbsp of water to the jam or preserve and heat for 1 minute
- Unwrap one sheet of thawed puff pastry, stretch and roll it out, and cut into 6 strips
- Spread the preserve onto the pastry strips
- Lie the apple slices onto the pastry strips, curved side up (be sure the apples are half covering each other, and be sure that the apples are ‘peeking’ half off the edge the pastry strips)
- Fold the strips in half and roll them up! (sprinkle a bit of cinnamon before rolling if you like)
- Place the rolled pastry strips with apple into muffin tins
- Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, then sprinkle with icing sugar if desired!
Now, the above baking time and temperature is what we used, and it’s how they turned out best for us. If you watch the two videos below, you will notice that each of the times and temperatures are suggested differently. What we used sort of fell into a happy middle, but of course everyone’s oven is a bit different in temperament! You know your oven better than we do, so use your best judgment and keep a close watch for your first try.
And there you have it! Amazingly simple and so incredibly delicious apple roses. Have we tried them? Yes, we have. Will we try them again? I would not be surprised if these became a regular weekend treat in our house! This is something that the kids really enjoy helping to make as well. These two helpful videos below that I have found are very simple to follow and very quick to watch. Enjoy!