Posted on Oct 22, 2015
Posted in: Healthy Diet
October is rolling along and so are my apple recipes. This Apple Rose Puff Pastry recipe has been making the rounds on Facebook and Pinterest and it looked too pretty to pass up. It is one of those rare recipes that looks impressive, like it took hours to make, but is in fact is very simple. Before you click away let me reassure you that you do not have to make the pastry. I know so many people that immediately shy away from making pastry of any kind. Why is beyond me but that is for another post. This is not that recipe. You can buy puff pastry at any supermarket in the freezer section. Simply let it thaw on your counter for 30-40 minutes beforehand. It should still be cold to the touch while you are working with it. Serve these at your next dinner party or book club and I guarantee you will impress your guests. And kids love them too. I gave them to my kids with a little ice cream on the side and they gobbled them up.
Ingredients: to make 12 roses
Remove the puff pastry from freezer and thaw on your counter for 30-40 minutes. The pastry should still be cold to the touch. Cut the apples in half, remove the ends and core them. Slice the apples very thinly from top to bottom. Fill a medium sized bowl half full of water. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water. Place the sliced apples in the water and microwave for 3-5 minutes until slightly tender. The amount of time to cook the apple slices will depend on your microwave. Mine is powerful and it only took 2 minutes, so be careful that you do not overcook them. Drain the apples into a colander. When pastries are thawed, place them flat on a floured surface. Roll the pastries out with a rolling pin to flatten just a little more. Cut each pastry into 6 equal slices. One at a time, spoon apricot preserve mixture onto a slice of pastry. Place 7-9 apple slices along one half of the pastry slice with the peel side facing out. Fold the pastry in half to cover the apples. Starting on one end, roll the pastry and apples to the other end of the pastry. Place in a muffin tin. Continue with the other pieces of pastries until you have 12 apple roses. Place a pan of water on the bottom rack of oven so the bottom of pastries do not burn. Bake at 375 for 40 -45 minutes.