Beautiful Baked Apple Roses

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I don’t know about you, but when fall hits, all I want are pumpkin spice drinks to warm up with, hot stew in the crock pot waiting for me when I get out of work, and the smell of baked apple treats in the air as often as possible. And while classic fall favorites, like apple pie and apple crisp, are delicious, I always get excited by the prospect of a new apple treat I’ve never tried before. This particular treat has exploded all over Pinterest this year, and with good reason. Apple roses are easy to make, have an absolutely gorgeous presentation, and best of all, taste amazing. Here’s the simple process behind making these:

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Ingredients:

Here’s what you need to make 6 of your own roses:

-4 apples, cored and halved (leave the skin on)
-Juice from 1/2 lemon
-3 Tbsp fruit preserves ( I used apricot but you can use your favorite fruit)
-2 Tbsp water (plus more for apple soak)
-1 sheet of puff pastry
-Cinnamon, to taste

Instructions:

– Preheat Oven to 375 degrees

– Put apple slices in microwave safe bowl. Fill bowl with water and juice from half a lemon. Use enough water to make sure apple slices are covered by water. Microwave for 3 minutes. This will soften the apple slices and make them more pliable for rolling up.

– Next grab a sheet of puff pastry. Flour your board and roll out the puff pastry enough to make 6 strips at 3 inches wide. I scored and cut mine with a pizza wheel put you can use a knife.

– In a bowl mix your favorite fruit preserves with a couple tablespoons of water. Then spoon out the preserves in the center of the strip of puff pastry.

– Next place the apple slices long ways halfway on the strip. Keep adding slices until you reach the end. Then fold the puff pastry over the bottom of the apple slices.

– Roll up the puff pastry and place in a greased muffin tin.

– Bake the apple roses for 35-45 minutes.

– Pull out of oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

This would be such a beautiful dessert for any occasion, but I am definitely bookmarking it for Thanksgiving. I know my family will be so impressed by these (and it doesn’t hurt that they’ll think I spent a ton of time on them!)

Have you tried making apple roses before? What flavor would you use? Blueberry, cherry, orange?

Inspiration for this video comes from: Cooking with Manuel

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