This apple roses pastry is the perfect blend of deliciousness, and the appearance of these delightful puff pastry roses is a true luxury for any party with friends or co-workers. The rose even makes them a very romantic dessert for a date night!
Apple roses pastry
One of my favorite things about this apple roses pastry is it is SO easy to make with just a few ingredients you most likely already have. The best part is, it will look like it came straight out of a café or right out of a swanky restaurant. Get your camera ready cause this pastry is worth posting on the gram!
More apple recipes you will love:
- Apple coffee cake
- Apple cinnamon bread
- So easy apple Danish
- Apple filling tiramisu
- Apple pull apart bread
Can you believe we are already two months into the springtime? I looked outside yesterday and saw my apple tree was in full bloom! As someone who loves making desserts, I could hardly resist getting my recipe book out and searching for the perfect apple desserts for the spring season. After glancing at a few traditional apple recipes like apple pie, and apple crisp, I decided to see what the internet had to offer. These stunning apple roses made with a puff pastry caught my eye on Pinterest, and I cannot wait to share it with you all. I was shocked at how easy it was to make and how beautifully the final dessert turned out!
The final result will be beautiful rose-shaped apples surrounded by a sweet and crispy pastry dessert. They are a hit at absolutely any gathering, and are so simple to make!
Apple roses recipe
This simple recipe requires just a handful of simple ingredients: apples, sugar, lemon juice and puff pastry. You’ll need some baking paper too for the muffin pan.
How do you cut an apple like a rose?
First things first, I greased my trusty muffin pan with butter and preheated the oven to 390 degrees. Then, after grabbing a couple of juicy pink lady apples, I began slicing them up into thin slices. I’ve seen them done thicker in magazines, but I think they are easier to mold when they are sliced thin. These are going to be the base of my apple-shaped rose.
After slicing my apples into even slices, I placed the apple slices in a bowl with lemon juice and covered them with water. I microwaved these slices for about 3 minutes until they were slightly softened. I would highly recommend heating them in the microwave. The softer the apples are, the easier they will be to work with when you create the rose.
How to Prepare the Puff Pastry?
Time for the puff pastry! You can buy the puff pre-rolled, but you need to make sure the puff pastry is not too thick so it will cook all the way through. The pastry will need to be thawed properly but don’t keep it at room temperature for too long. Thaw in the fridge for a few hours then keep on the counter for up to half an hour before using.
After lightly flowering my kitchen counter, I rolled out the puff pastry as thin as possible while maintaining a rectangular shape. Then I trimmed the pastry into strips.
How do you make an Apple rose?
Once you have sliced your apples and prepared your pastry, it’s time to bring it all together and create the Apple Roses pastry.
I placed the apple slices on the rolled out puff pastry. The slices should be placed about halfway down and overlap just like a rose. I decided to sprinkle the apples with a dash of cinnamon and brown sugar to bring out the flavor. Powdered sugar is another great addition to these Apple Puff Pastries!
After you are done placing the apples on the dough, then fold up the puff pastry and gently roll it up. When I say gentle, I mean seriously be careful not to roll them too tight or the pastry will break. If this happens just use your fingers to pinch the pastry back together.
Once your apples are rolled up, it’s time to bake them to a crispy finish! I put them into the muffin pan lined with baking paper and baked them until the pastry puff appeared thoroughly brown. It took me about 25 minutes.
If you have any apple juice leftover, don’t hesitate to glaze it on top to bring out even more flavor for a low-calorie topping. Another idea is using a caramel sauce as a glaze. Ice cream also tastes ah-mazing if you want to contrast cool with warm.
Can you freeze Apple roses?
I’ve had great results freezing my apple roses pastry. Cool the roses first. Then store them in an airtight container or place neatly in a zip bag and freeze for up to 3 months. When you are ready to serve them, keep on the counter for a couple of hours then reheat lightly in the oven or the microwave.
Have you tried making this apple roses pastry? What are your favorite toppings, and sides to go with it? I’d love to hear about your experience making this sweet and simple recipe! Drop your comments below.
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Apple roses pastry
- 1 puff pastry sheet
- 2 medium apples sweet red
- juice from 2 limes or 1 lemon
- brown sugar
- powdered sugar for dusting
- Thaw puff pastry. Pre heat oven to 390 F and cut out rectangles from the baking paper. Cut apples in half, core and cut into thin slices.
- Place slices in a microwave bowl and sprinkle lime juice. Mix well. Place in microwave and keep on high for about 2 1/2 minutes or until apple slices are soft enough to be rolled (experiment first as microwave ovens have different settings).
- Strain apples through a fine sieve and discard juice (or keep to drizzle later)
- On a floured surface, roll out the pastry sheet until half thin.
- Using a pastry or pizza wheel, divide in strips, about 4" wide.
- Place one strip on the counter and line apple slices along top half of the strip, overlapping apple slices. The top (skin side) of the slices should stick out a little.
- Using a teaspoon, sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar.
- Fold up the bottom half of the strip.
- Starting from one end, carefully roll the dough, keeping the apple slices in place.
- Place in the baking paper rectangles then place in a regular muffin cup.
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until pastry is golden. Dust with powdered sugar - optional.