Apple Roses

What’s better than roses for V-day? Edible ones! I’m Feeling all pink and rosey for Valentines Day with these Apple Roses. I love how this desserts rolls into the the pretties little rose display that are so sweet and tasty! These apple roses are made made by thinly slicing apples and simmering them in water for 1-2 minutes to soften. Then layering them onto strands of vegan puff pastry with some fig jam and rolling them up into a flower. They are both beautiful in looks and taste! That combination of cooked apple with a jammy interior will have you melting in delight.

I must admit I’ve always been a sucker for jam and puff pastry – I love how these two ingredients combine to make a sticky warm interior that bonds to the crusty pastry. As a kid my mum used to lather raspberry jam onto puff pastry, roll it up and bake it in the oven. It was my FAVOURITE treat! Lucky for her it took minutes to prepare. These apple flowers are much the same, a simple easy roll but with the added bonus of apples! It’s the adult version I like to think; and so pretty for V-day.

This recipe was adapted from with Cooking with Manuela’s apple roses (thank you Manuela!). To be honest I was a little hesitant in trying to re-create these as baking is not my strong point. The idea of rolling apples into a tight rose seemed all too tactile for me, but I can’t believe how easy it was to make! My hubby joined in too and we were both pleasantly surprised at just how easy this was. And it was such a fun Valentine’s Day activity to do together! These apple roses are simple, easy, tasty, and beautiful. That’s a Valentines Day recipe I’ll get on board with.

Hope you have a lovely one! xx


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Apple Roses
I must admit I've always been a sucker for jam and puff pastry - I love how these two ingredients combine to make a sticky warm interior that bonds to the crusty pastry.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
8 roses
Ingredients
  • 1 in sheet vegan puff pastry thawed (rectangularshape)
  • 3 apples
  • the juice of 1/2 lemon
  • all purpose flour for sprinkling
  • 5 tablespoons of fig jam or jam of choice
  • 10 tablespoons filtered water
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
8 roses
Ingredients
  • 1 in sheet vegan puff pastry thawed (rectangularshape)
  • 3 apples
  • the juice of 1/2 lemon
  • all purpose flour for sprinkling
  • 5 tablespoons of fig jam or jam of choice
  • 10 tablespoons filtered water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375C (190F) and line a muffin tray with 8 paper muffin cups.
  2. Fill a mixing bowl with filtered water and the juice of half a lemon. Slice apples in half and gently remove the seeds with a spoon, or sharp knife. Lay apple cut side down and thinly slice apples vertically to make C-shaped wedges. Place sliced apples directly in a bowl of lemon water to stop them from browning.
  3. Transfer sliced apples to a pot of boiling water and simmer for 1-2 minutes, or until cooked enough to bend without breaking. Strain apples from water and place apple slices onto paper towel. Pat apple slices with paper towel to absorb access water.
  4. Sprinkle countertop with some all purpose flower and roll out your puff pastry. Cut puff pastry into 8 thin strips, approx. 3-4 inches wide.
  5. Add 2 inches water to a medium pot and bring to a simmer. Place a large glass bowl on top of the pot making sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. Add 5 tablespoons fig jam and 10 tbsp filtered water to the bowl, stir to combine until jam is thinner and easy to spread texture.
  6. One at a time, spread a thin layer of jam onto the puff pastry strip. Arrange apple slices, overlapping each other at the middle point of each slice, along the top of the pastry strip. Make sure the skin side of the slices stick half-way out of the pastry strip.
  7. Fold in the bottom half of the dough to seal in the apple wedges. Then, starting from one end, carefully roll the dough keeping the apple slices in place to make a flower. Seal the flower edge at the end by pressing with your finger, and place the apple flower in your muffin cup.
  8. Continue Step 5 and Step 6 for the rest of your puff pastry; adding jam, apple slices, and rolling the pastry into flower shapes. Then, bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, or until golden and cooked.

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Allergies

VEGAN – VEGETARIAN – NUT-FREE – DAIRY-FREE – SOY-FREE

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