Impress your guests with this beautiful rose-shaped dessert
made with lots of soft and delicious apple slices, wrapped in sweet and crispy puff pastryPinterest fanatic and enjoy browsing through all the delicious food selection like I do, I'm sure you have seen photos of this amazing dessert. There are many variations, but all very similar. And all (or most!) very beautiful.
So, the other day I got inspired, and looked up a bunch of recipes to try out these apple roses. There are several ways you can prepare them. You can make your own dough or, like I did, use store bought frozen puff pastry. It's much easier and a lot quicker!
All you have to do is defrost the dough, and stretch it out a bit. You want to make sure it's not too thick, or it might not cook properly. I spread the dough with apricot preserve, but you could also use peach, plum ... or what you like. Slice the apples really thin. Cook to make them softer and easier to work with. And then just have fun with rolling the dough with the apples, like my pictures down here will show you.
And for all the cinnamon lovers out there, don't forget to sprinkle your apples with as much (or as little) cinnamon as you wish.
You will be surprised by how easy is to make this simply beautiful dessert. Ready to try it out?
Here is my video recipe:
Also, check out my new recipe for a savory appetizer: Rose Shaped Eggplant Parmigiana. As beautiful and as delicious! Click here to see my YouTube video.
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|Strawberry Rose Tartlets|
- 1 sheet of Pepperidge Farm puff pastry, thawed
- 2 red apples (I used red delicious)
- juice of half lemon
- 1 tablespoon of flour, to sprinkle the counter
- 3 tablespoons of apricot preserve
- powdered sugar for decorating (optional)
1. Thaw the puff pastry at room temperature if you haven't done so yet. It should take about 20-30 minutes.
2. Prepare a bowl half filled with water and the lemon juice. Cut the apples in half, remove the core and cut the apples in paper-thin slices, as shown in my picture. Leave the peel so it will give the red color to your roses. Right away, place the sliced apples in the bowl so that they won't change color.
10. Do the same for all 6 roses. Bake at 375 º F (190 º C) for about 40-45 minutes, until fully cooked.
NOTES: Make sure the pastry is fully cooked on the inside before removing the roses from the oven! If after the first 30 minutes the apples start to burn on top, move the pan to a lower rack of the oven and finish baking. You can also cover loosely with aluminum foil for these last 10-15 minutes, to avoid burning the top.
Sprinkle with powder sugar and enjoy!
These are best eaten right after baking, when still warm and crisp.
They can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to two days. Or in the refrigerator for up to three days. You can always warm them up for a few minutes by placing in the oven before serving.