This recipe makes 24 roses! This is a fun and fairly easy recipe to bring to impress everyone!
- 1 package Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets (4 sheets), thawed (if frozen this will take approximately 30 min)
- 8 red apples
- 8 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 16 tablespoon of apricot preserves
- ground sugar and cinnamon as needed
- Start by filling a large bowl with water, about half full, then add lemon juice.
- Cut your first apple in half, and remove the core. Slice the apple in thin slices, leaving the peel on. Put pieces directly into your bowl of water/lemon juice.
- Microwave all the apple slices for about 5 minutes. If the apple slice bends, its ready to go. If it breaks, put it back in the microwave for a minute (repeat as necessary).
- Place your puff pastries on a clean, lightly floured area. flatten it out, then cut each sheet into six pieces.
- Place your apricot preserve into a bowl with 8 tablespoons of water and microwave for a minute. Mix then spread the preserves to cover the whole area of your pastry sheets.
- Create a cinnamon sugar mix (I use two tablespoons sugar for every tablespoon of cinnamon). Sprinkle over your sheets. (Good way to make the pastry sweeter if you would like!
- Arrange your apple slices overlapping each other along each strip segment, keeping a little bit of apple skin showing slightly over the top.
- Fold the bottom part of the sheet to the base of your apples.
- Starting from one end, carefully roll your segments, keeping your slices in place. Seal the end of the segment with your finger on the dough. Place in a greased muffin tin. Repeat with the other segments.
- Bake at 350F for 50 minute to an hour, checking to make sure the pastry has been fully cooked. You can place a layer of foil on top for the last 20 min of cooking, to make sure your roses don’t get burnt on the top.
- If you wish you can sprinkle the top of these with powder sugar, or a carmel glaze! If serving after they are cooked, warm them up for a couple of minutes before serving! Enjoy!
For serving, wouldn’t these look great in something like this 5 teir cupcake server: