Well who hasn’t seen the beautiful apple roses on their facebook feed? Seriously it seems every other person is liking it, sharing it or commenting on it, right? And, hello that video makes it seem so very, very easy, well I can honestly tell you this is a very doable project, very doable buttttttttt truly not as easy as it seems.
Linda being Linda had to try this and yes I picked Thanksgiving because that day is not stressful at all for getting the dinner ready, well then I re-thought it a little bit and figured totally great for thanksgiving but maybe we should make them on Saturday (totally brilliant idea on my part).
I gathered my supplies and made some modifications ( and forget I may want to sprinkle icing sugar on top so by the time I realized I needed icing sugar the stores were closed and i was out.. I am never ever out of icing sugar except for this weekend)
Ready made pastry
Apple Jalapeno Jelly ( or if you prefer Apricot like the video)
cinnamon and brown sugar.
That’s all you really need ( and a muffin tin)
I used my corer ( is that really a word) to remove the cores from the apples ( or you can slice in half and remove the core.
Thinly slice the apples ( and I really mean thinly because if you don’t they will break), place all the slices in a bowl of water ( and lemon juice) and place in the microwave for three minutes ( I actually found this was not enough time so I went for an additional three minutes and then they were ready) The apples need to be very soft and bendable.
While the apples are cooking, roll out your pastry and cut into six long strips
Coat the pastry with your jelly it is the glue that holds the apples and pastry together
I added a mix of brown sugar and cinnamon and water to the pastry
( because that I need some sweet)
add the apple slices in a slight overlapping pattern
Slowly roll the apples and pastry and place in a muffin tin ( I might recommend lining the tin just to make removing the roses slightly easier ) This step is the most difficult step and really requires care and patience but it is doable. I then brushed the sugar/cinnamon mix over top of the roses.
Place is 375 degrees for 35 minutes ( I covered with tinfoil), Then remove the tinfoil and bake an additional 10 minutes to brown your roses.
Remove, let cool and serve ( with a scoop of ice cream or cool whip)
Happy eating so very delicious and a dessert that is so good for you. You know it is backed by science that Apples are very good for you.
and Happy Turkey Day