You probably have already seen these apple roses a while ago on the internet. Since they need only a very few ingredients I decided to post them here too. You never know, you might have some apple and puff pastry at home and don’t know what to do with it!
Positive: Easy and delicious. Absolutely beautiful.
Negative: You need a bit of patience and a sharp knife to cut nice apple slices (that’s the longest part)
Ingredients for 6 roses:
- 1 1/2 apple or 2
- 1 rectangular puff pastry
- jam or butter (I used strawberry jam)
In your pantry:
- half lemon juice
- optional: icing sugar
Wash and slice apples in half then carefully cut the core out.
Place halves open side on a cutting board and cut thin slices (about 2 mm). Place those slices in a bowl with a bit of water and lemon juice and microwave for 3-4 minutes to soften.
Roll out your puff pastry and slightly flatten it down with a rolling pin. Cut in 6 strips of 4-5 cm. Spread a thin layer of jam along the strip of pastry with a brush.
Starting from left, place apple slices onto the puff pastry sheet (about 9 slices). They should stack on top of each other.
Next, fold over the bottom of the puff pastry on top of the apple slices. Take the left side and start rolling to obtain a rose-like shape.
Repeat and place all your apple roses in a muffin pan.
Place in preheated oven to 180°C for about 30-40 mn.
Allow your apple roses to cool completely before to take them out of the pan, or they might lose their nice shape.
You can dust with icing sugar to decorate.
My advice: Before to roll your apple roses you can sprinkle a mix of sugar/cinnamon to help your roses to caramelised and give a nice fragrance.