Don’t let puff pastry fool you into thinking these are difficult to make. After seeing this recipe, I decided to try my hand. I used Golden Delicious apples because it is what was in my pantry. I substituted a cinnamon glaze for the apricot preserves which gives it more of an apple pie flavor and isn’t as sweet.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2 apples, cored and sliced thin
2 tsp. lemon juice
Place the apples in a microwave bowl, add enough water to cover, cook for 3-5 minutes
1 sheet puffed pastry.
Even the pastry by rolling out. I dusted with tapioca flour, but regular flour can be used. The original recipe called for 6 strips, but I only was able to get 5.
Blend the following and brush on the pastry:
1 Tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. butter, melted
Place the apples on the pasty and gently roll. Because I used a min-muffin tin, I cut the strips in half and put then popped the roses into a greased tin.
Cook for 40 minutes. Remove the roses from the pan as soon as they come out of the oven so they don’t stick.
Dust with powdered sugar. Eat them as soon as they are cool enough not to burn your mouth, but room temperature is good too. These apple roses are decadent, but not indulgent due to their size. Yum!
If you want something even more indulgent, have you tried crack bacon? It lives up to it’s name.