Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Apple Pie Roses

Hubby really liked these... said they taste just like apple pie!

1 puff pastry sheet
3 apples
4 cups water
5 TBSP sugar or splenda
2 TBSP lemon juice
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 TBSP sugar

Wash the apples, cut in half and core them.
Then slice in very thin slices, slightly smaller than 1/8 inch.
In a saucepan, bring the 4 cups water, sugar and lemon juice to a boil and place the apple slices in.
Boil for 2 minutes, or until the slices soften and you can easily bend them.
On a wide plate put some paper towels and nicely arrange the apple slices so that they can cool down completely and also dry up a bit.
Prepare your work surface by lightly sprinkling it with some flour or just use a silicone mat and lay the puff pastry sheet down.
With a pastry cutter, cut long strips, approximately 1/2 inch wide.
Then mix the zest, sugar and cinnamon and nutmeg and evenly spread it over the pastry sheet.
Spread butter on to the puff pastry and then add cinnamon mixture.
After spreading the cinnamon mixture, slightly press it down into the dough.
With a pastry cutter, cut long strips, approximately 1/2 inch wide.
Preheat the oven to 425 F.
By this time your apples should be cool and almost dry.
So take a few slices and place them on the strips, overlapping them so they do not fall out and also make the rose-like design (petals) of the finish product.
Now start rolling, making sure it is fairly tightly rolled.
Make sure you have lined the baking sheet with parchment paper you could also do this in a greased muffin tin, to help hold the shape.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until nicely golden.
When you take them out of the oven you should sprinkle with some powder sugar.

Raegan Mirick's photo.

Raegan Mirick's photo.

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