Puff Pastry has a recipe called Apple Roses. I had seen it floating around Facebook a few times, but I never made them. Finally I decided to give it a go. I was pretty happy that I did. Everyone loved them. They taste like yummy comforting apple pie. It’s probably one of my favorite recipes too!
It’s been a long day. I wanted to do something quick and fun. I really worked really hard to get things clean and organized in our house today. My husbands step mom is giving us an upright freezer. I’ve been really excited about this, because I have the worst time with my freezer right now. I am vertically challenged and I can’t reach stuff in the bottom of that thing. I decided to empty it out and get ready for the new one to come in. There’s so much stuff in it. I didn’t even realize how much there was. What made it even worse is everything from my refrigerator’s freezer was in there too, because it kept leaking. Finally, my husband fixed it. It’s not leaking anymore. I’m glad he was able to do it without being forced to call a repair man. Money saved! YAY!
1/2 package of puff pastry, thawed
2 red apples
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
3 tablespoons apricot preserves
Thaw the puff pastry at room temperature. 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. 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. Microwave the apples in the bowl for about 3 minutes, to make them slightly softer and easy to roll. Unwrap the puff pastry over a clean and lightly floured counter. Using a rolling pin stretch the dough into a rectangular shape. Cut the dough in 6 strips. In a bowl, place three tablespoons of apricot preserves with two tablespoons of water. Microwave for about one minute, so that the preserves will be easier to spread. Spread a thin layer of preserves on each strip of dough. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Drain the apples. Arrange the apple slices on the dough, overlapping one another. Make sure the top (skin side) of the slices sticks a little out of the strip. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Fold up the bottom part of the dough. Starting from one end, carefully roll the dough, keeping the apple slices in place. Seal the edge at the end, pressing with your finger, and place in a regular greased muffin cup. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, until fully cooked. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!
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.