- 1 puff pastry (recipe or package, see link above)
- 3 apples (cored and sliced thinly*)
- 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup apricot jam
- 1/2 cup turbinado sugar (you may use any sugar, I like a sparkly one)
- cooking spray
- cinnamon (optional)
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Abigail C. 15 Feb 2016
I made a batch of these roses for my gentleman friend on Valentine's day. The first one was just silly looking, the second somewhat resembled a rose, and the rest turned out pretty well--just takes a few tries to get the hang of assembling them. Honestly, I wasn't expecting too much flavor-wise; fancy desserts like these tend to be more form than substance. However, I was pleasantly surprised that these had a lot of flavor. They tasted like tiny, light, apple pies. I happened to have some rose petal jam, so I used that instead of apricot jam. It worked well--though, of course, rose petal jam is hard to find. For presentation, I added a few drops of red food coloring to the jam/syrup. It gave a nice red tint to the pastry flowers and made them look more like roses. There were just a few burnt spots where an apple slice peeked out of the rose and got too much heat. (Not unlike the thinnest edge of a pie crust.) I wonder if covering them in foil would help with that? Or would it change the consistency too much? I liked this recipe, and I will make it again. The pastry roses make such a nice presentation, I am thinking of making them for an engagement party next month. Thank you for the post!