rose apple puff pastries

There’s nothing like winning a woman’s heart than with flowers and food – and with this recipe, you get the best of both in one!

I’ve been wanting to make these for the longest time (inspiration: Pinterest) and finally made it happen with the help of my friend, Kristen. What I love about this recipe is that it’s actually super simple, tasty, and not to mention, sooo pretty!

So if you need a quick and easy, yet delicious and beautiful dessert for the holidays, this makes a perfect addition to your spread!

Ingredients:

Makes 12 rose apple puff pastries

  • 4 red delicious apples
  • 2 puff pastry sheets
  • 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons of apricot jam or preserves
  • ground cinnamon
  • flour (to sprinkle on the counter)
  • powdered sugar

Steps:

  • Remove the puff pastry sheets from the package, and allow them to thaw for about 30 minutes. You can microwave them for about 10-15 seconds each to soften them if they are still a bit frozen.
  • Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C).
  • Cut all the red delicious apples into thin slices (the thinner, the better). Remove the core, but don’t remove the red skin (this will give the roses their red color).
  • In a bowl, add 4 tablespoons of lemon juice and fill the bowl about halfway with water. Add the apple slices to the bowl to soak in the lemon-water mixture (you may split the apple slices into two separate bowls if more room is needed). Then microwave for 3 minutes, or until the apple is tender and able to be bent without breaking.
  • Let the apple slices soak for a couple minutes after removing them from the microwave. Then drain the liquid.
  • Sprinkle some flour on the counter to prevent the dough from sticking. Roll each, thawed puff pastry sheet into an approximate 12 x 9 inch dimension. Then cut the dough into 6 even strips (about 2 x 9 inch).
  • In another bowl, add 6 tablespoons of apricot jam and 6-7 tablespoons of water. Mix these together. Then microwave it for about one minute so that it is easy to spread.
  • Spread a thin layer of the apricot jam/preserve onto each strip of dough.
  • Layer the apple slices on the dough so that they slightly overlap. Make sure the red skin sticks out of the strip so that the color and rose detail will show.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on each strip.
  • Fold the bottom half of each strip up so that it seals the jam and apples.
  • Starting from one end, gently roll the strips of dough, making sure the apples remain intact.
  • Grease all of the muffin holds on the pan for easy removal. No paper cups are necessary.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes. Check on them after about 30 minutes – they may be done already if they’ve become golden brown. Make sure the puff pastry is fully cooked and that the rose tips have not burnt. 
  • Once they’re done, remove them from the oven. Let them cool down for about 10 minutes. Then dust them with powdered sugar (using a sifter) as you please!
  • Voila! There you have some beautiful, rose apple puff pastries!

red delicious apples

apples, apricot jam, puff pastry

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you can also make ones without apple for an apricot, cinnamon pastry (shown on the bottom)

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Bon appétit! And Happy Holidays!

xoxo,

Angela

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