I finally did it!
I’ve been saying I would make an apple rose dessert and finally had puff pastry on hand to make it happen. I unfortunately doubted myself going into the process, but didn’t give up regardless of the fear I had of it not coming out looking like a beautiful rose.
Sorry I didn’t take many pictures, but as I said, I had doubt.
Serves 6 individual roses.
2 apples (I used Gala)
1 puff pastry sheet (thawed)
4 Tbsp of brown sugar
3 Tsp of cinnamon
2 Tbsp of butter (melted)
Half a lemon or 2 tbsp of lemon juice
Powdered sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 375º F
Thaw puff pastry according to the instructions on the box.
Slice apples in half from stem to bottom. Remove the core then slice apples into thin slices.
Place the apples in a bowl with the lemon juice and water until the apples are covered. Microwave for approximately 2-5 min or until apples are slightly tender. Drain water and place apples to the side.
When pastry is thawed, place on a flat floured surface and roll with a rolling pin until pastry is thinner than before. Cut pastry into 6 strips.
Take one strip at at a time, bush with melted butter and sprinkle the desired amount of cinnamon and brown sugar.
Overlap 7-10 apple slices on one half of the pastry with peel facing up. Fold the bottom of the pastry up to cover the apples. *The tops of the apples should still be exposed.*
Starting on one end, gently roll the pastry and apples to the other end of the pastry.
Place into a muffin pan. Repeat with the other strips.
*Depending on the size of the apples and the slices, the number of apple roses may vary.*
Place in the oven and bake for 35-40 min.
Top with powdered sugar if you wish.