Apple roses ...stunningingly gorgeous and tasty to boot!

Gorgeous! To date, one of the most beautiful dishes I've created and honestly one of the easiest. Like most people, I thought this would be impossible to make. I couldn't wrap my head around the seeming complexity of it. I first saw these beauties on FB and Pinterest months ago, at the beginning of my H&W journey. I figured I would make them for apple picking season; it would give me enough time to build up the confidence to tackle such an impressive dessert. It turned out so easy to make, that I was almost disappointed!

As with nearly everything I do, I researched these little gems to death. I then mulled over all of my findings and set out to create what turned out to be a quick, show stopping dessert.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Half a package of puff pastry...I used the Tenderflake brand
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar & icing sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • 2-3 apples cut in half and thinly sliced
  • A medium sized bowl of lemon water
  • A well buttered muffin tray

HOW TO

  • Cut the apples in half
  • Remove the core
  • Slice the apples thinly and soak in the bowl of lemon water
  • Microwave the apple slices for 3 minutes to soften them
  • On a well floured surface, roll out the puff pastry thin and cut into 6 long strips
  • Dust the strips with sugar and cinnamon
  • Line each strip with overlapping apple slices (see picture above)
  • Fold the strip over the apple slices and roll into a flower
  • Place each flower into a well buttered muffin mold
  • Pour maple syrup into the center of each flower
  • Bake in a 375 degree oven for 18-20 minutes
  • Let cool and carefully unmold each flower using a knife
  • Dust with icing sugar

Enjoy!

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