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Apple Roses

Apple Roses in Puff Pastry with Apricot Jam

This recipe makes 11 delicious and gorgeous apple rose tarts, so adjust it according to your needs.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 11 tarts
Author Valerie Lugonja via Nadja Kerstane

Ingredients

Ingredients for Quick Puff Pastry

  • 250 grams flour
  • 250 grams butter
  • 110 grams water
  • 5 grams vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Ingredients for Apple Rose Tarts

  • 2 1/2 medium/large red skinned, tart apples, washed
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup water
  • powdered sugar for garnish

Instructions

Instructions for Quick Puff Pastry

  1. Follow instructions exactly as on the chip for the Quick Puff Pastry in the Basic Cookbook, adding a teaspoon of water to the vinegar

Instructions for the Apple Rose Tart

Take pastry out of fridge; roll into large rectangle about 1/8th inch thin

  1. Combine the juice of one lemon and the water; set aside

  2. Wash, halve and carefully core apples; thinly slice and place in lemon water

  3. Continue until all apples are sliced; ensure slices are completely immersed in water and microwave on high for 3 minutes

  4. Strain apples and place into another container; While apples cool, slice pastry into 2-inch lengths

  5. Spread a scant tablespoon of apricot jam down middle of each pastry portion; preheat the oven to 375 F

  6. Using about 9 thin, somewhat pliable apple slices, layer them overlapping one another over 1/3 of the length of one strip of pastry ensuring that they are similar to the photo
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  7. Once the end of the pastry is covered with overlapping apple slices, start back at the bottom of the pastry strip; fold it over onto the apples so the pastry edges meet (not so the bottom is the fold where the apples start; the fold will be just a little below that)

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  8. Roll the length of dough into a snug circle

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  9. Gently lift the apple rose and place it into a muffin tin; continue with each until all 11 are complete

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  10. Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes, or until a light golden; avoid burning the edges of the apples (less is more!)

  11. Remove from oven; carefully plate, immediately, dust with powdered sugar, and serve