My family and I went apple picking the other day! It’s a yearly tradition for all of us to get together and weave through the orchard and pick those apples high and low!
We love going apple picking, but we have one problem every year. We always end up with apples coming out of our ears! Who needs a HUGE mesh 22lb bag full of apples!? Okay, I’m sure a lot of people can think of hundreds of different ways they would use all of those apples. For us, we need to get a little creative! These baked apple roses are the perfect treat!
My mother-in-law came over the other day and got to work baking beautiful apple roses! They taste delicious and they are also not overly sugary, so they are great snacks for the kids.
- 1 Large Red Apple, Cored & Thinly Sliced
- 1/4 Cup White Sugar (or you can use brown sugar or coconut sugar!)
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 Sheet Frozen Puff Pastry, Thawed
- 1/4 Cup Melted Butter (Try grassfed butter. KerryGold is great)
- 1 Egg
- 1 Teaspoon Confectioner's Sugar (Optional)
- 1- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spread butter on to 2 small ramekins (6 to 8 ounce) and dust with sugar.
- 2- Place apple slices on a flat plate, overlapping them slightly if needed. Sauté your apple slices in a small amount of butter over medium heat for about half a minute per side, or until flexible but not super soft.
- 3- Whisk sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
- 4- Roll puff pastry sheet to less than 1/8-inch thickness. Using a pizza cutter, cut two 3-inch by 12-inch rectangles. Keep remaining pieces and use for another time or more apple roses.
- 5- Spread melted butter over dough; top with a generous amount of cinnamon and sugar. Place thin apple slices along one long edge of dough, about 1/4 inches beyond edge of dough, overlapping slices slightly. Fold the bottom half of dough over the apple slices to form a long fold of dough with rounded edges of apple slices still exposed.
- 6- Beat egg and water together in a bowl. Paint surface of dough with egg wash. Sprinkle with more cinnamon-sugar, to taste.
- 7- Starting from one end, roll dough loosely to form a rose-shaped pastry. Seal roll with end of dough strip.
- 8- Transfer roses to your ramekins or other dish. Sprinkle with a little more cinnamon and sugar. Place ramekins directly on middle rack of preheated oven.
- 9- Bake until they brown a bit, about 45 minutes. Remove ramekins with tongs and place on baking sheet to cool for about 5-10 minutes. Remove apple roses from ramekins and finish cooling on rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving. (optional)
- If you use a metal muffin pan instead of a ramekin, I would reduce the heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and cook about 45 minutes, or until the pastry is well browned.
This recipe really doesn’t take very long to do and the end result is just dreamy! How adorable do these look? They would be a great dessert to take to a party or even to Thanksgiving or Christmas!
They would also be dreamy with some caramel sauce drizzled on top! What is your favorite apple recipe?
Thanks for letting me into your world awhile,
Naturally Nicole XO