Apple Roses Recipe

Looking to express eternal love or just after a fancy dessert? Check out this pretty Apple roses recipe that’s the least a girl deserves!

Apple-roses-recipe-1-SunCakeMomAlthough diamonds are the girl’s best friends, roses have a special place in the hearts of every woman since the beginning of collective human memory.

In ancient Greek roses were closely associated with Aphrodite who used the immortal oil of rose to protect Hector the Troyan prince. If anyone has ever seen Troy then it’s apparent that rose oil isn’t among the best armors or Hector didn’t put any on when it came to fight with Achilles.

It’s worth to mention that Achilles was played by Brad Pitt and Aphrodite was a goddess of love with quite checkered history of keeping faith with her lovers so no surprise there.

Keeping up with the love life of Aphrodite is as hard a task as getting to know each of the over three hundred species and tens of thousands of cultivars of roses out there.

Most roses are native to Asia, but the rest of the world got their native rose species too. Probably no one genuinely cares but technically the thorn on the roses aren’t actually thorns but prickles.

True horns are modified stems while the rose prickles are only outgrowing of the stem’s outer layer. So one more thing to add to our endless list of misnamed or wrongly used expressions right beside tomato being a vegetable, almond a nut or monkey bread relation to monkeys.

Although not part of our regular diet but roses are edible with the bud or rose hip being full of vitamin C. Unfortunately, apart from being pretty and nice smelling, roses aren’t really convincing flavor wise, except if we beef it up with considerable amounts of other stuff, like sugar for rose jam, syrup, squash, or other desserts.

Making anything from roses is quite an effort, though since getting one gram (frac15; teaspoon) of rose oil requires about two thousand flowers, but this hasn’t stopped the Middle-East to develop a variety of desserts with it.

However, apple roses don’t have to do much with actual roses, it doesn’t mean that we can get away with zero effort when making them.

Luckily, we don’t need to work the fields and squeeze the petals with our bare hands but we’ll have to cut the apple into thin enough slices so we can manage them with ease. Too thick slices will result less than optimal bending and occasional breaking which means broken petals and ruined apple rose.

Apart from the careful cutting, we have to put each slice on the puff pastry strips one by one. So, if we didn’t use to work on a production line, properly organizing our workstation, and optimizing our every move, it could exponentially increase our time spent on the task.

On the other hand, apple roses require no experience or dessert creation skills honed for decades. All we need is a puff pastry (that we can make or buy ready-made), some cinnamon and a couple of apples.

A microwave oven may come handy, although steaming or cooking could also work, that will allow to bend the apple slices to our will and form the mundane ingredients into something more akin to poetry.

The rose is red, the violet’s is blue, we don’t need sweeteners to bake apple roses good.Apple-roses-recipe-3-SunCakeMom

Ingredients

(makes 15)

  • 2 sheets / 500g Puff pastry
  • 5 medium / 750g Apples
  • ½ piece / 50ml Lemon’s juice
  • 2 teaspoons / 5g Cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoon / 60g Jam

How to make Apple roses

  1. Wash, core, halve along the core, then slice the apples to thin ( 1/32″ / 1mm) slices.Apple-roses-recipe-Process-1-SunCakeMom
  2. Carefully fold them over in the lemon’s juice that will prevent the apple getting into reaction with oxygen, hence browning.Apple-roses-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, put the apple slices in the microwave oven on the highest setting until it softens and easy to bend, about 2 – 3 minutes. Cooking or steaming also works but it takes a bit longer.Apple-roses-recipe-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  4. Let any excess moisture drip off while cooling the softened apple slices to room temperature. If in a hurry, pop them in the fridge or freezer for a short while.Apple-roses-recipe-Process-4-SunCakeMom
  5. Mix the cooled off apple slices with cinnamon.Apple-roses-recipe-Process-10-SunCakeMom
  6. If the jam seems to be too thick dilute it with 2 – 3 tablespoons of warm water or heat it together in the microwave oven. Let it cool to room temperature. It has to be soft enough in order to be easily spreadable at room temperature, otherwise it will ruin the puff pastry.Apple-roses-recipe-Process-5-SunCakeMom
  7. On a floured work surface, roll the puff pastry out into a rectangle if it’s not already made that way.Apple-roses-recipe-Process-7-SunCakeMom
  8. Cut rolled out puff pastry into 2″ / 5cm wide stripes.Apple-roses-recipe-Process-8-SunCakeMom
  9. Gently spread a thin layer of room temperature jam onto each slice of puff pastry.Apple-roses-recipe-Process-9-SunCakeMom
  10. Place the apple slices onto the top half of the dough slice, in the way they overlap each other about halfway. Make sure the skin side, that will be the petals of the rose, sticks out of the strip and the straight side runs on the dough.Apple-roses-recipe-Process-11-SunCakeMom
  11. Fold the uncovered half of the dough up, enclosing the apple slices.Apple-roses-recipe-Process-12-SunCakeMom
  12. Roll it up.Apple-roses-recipe-Process-13-SunCakeMom
  13. Keep the rolled up apple roses in a muffin form so they won’t fall apart.Apple-roses-recipe-Process-14-SunCakeMom
  14. Place the apple roses into the middle rack of a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven until the dough is done, about 30 – 40 minutes. Check for the petals in every 10 minutes as some tend to burn quicker than the others and place them onto lower racks if necessary.Apple-roses-recipe-Process-16-SunCakeMom

 

Enjoy!Apple-roses-recipe-2-SunCakeMom

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Apple Roses Recipe

Looking to express eternal love or just after a fancy dessert? Check out this pretty Apple roses recipe that's the least a girl deserves!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 235kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets Puff pastry
  • 5 medium Apples
  • ½ piece Lemon's juice
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoon Jam

Instructions

  • Wash, core, halve along the core, then slice the apples to thin ( 1/32" / 1mm) slices.
    Apple-roses-recipe-Process-1-SunCakeMom
  • Carefully fold them over in the lemon's juice that will prevent the apple getting into reaction with oxygen, hence browning.
    Apple-roses-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  • In a microwave safe bowl, put the apple slices in the microwave oven on the highest setting until it softens and easy to bend, about 2 - 3 minutes. Cooking or steaming also works but it takes a bit longer.
    Apple-roses-recipe-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  • Let any excess moisture drip off while cooling the softened apple slices to room temperature. If in a hurry, pop them in the fridge or freezer for a short while.
    Apple-roses-recipe-Process-4-SunCakeMom
  • Mix the cooled off apple slices with cinnamon.
    Apple-roses-recipe-Process-10-SunCakeMom
  • If the jam seems to be too thick dilute it with 2 - 3 tablespoons of warm water or heat it together in the microwave oven. Let it cool to room temperature. It has to be soft enough in order to be easily spreadable at room temperature, otherwise it will ruin the puff pastry.
    Apple-roses-recipe-Process-5-SunCakeMom
  • On a floured work surface, roll the puff pastry out into a 11" x 18" / 30cm x 45cm rectangle if it's not already made that way. (Size doesn't really matter and stated only for reference.)
    Apple-roses-recipe-Process-7-SunCakeMom
  • Cut rolled out puff pastry into 2" / 5cm wide stripes.
    Apple-roses-recipe-Process-8-SunCakeMom
  • Gently spread a thin layer of room temperature jam onto each slice of puff pastry.
    Apple-roses-recipe-Process-9-SunCakeMom
  • Place the apple slices onto the top half of the dough slice, in the way they overlap each other about halfway. Make sure the skin side, that will be the petals of the rose, sticks out of the strip and the straight side runs on the dough.
    Apple-roses-recipe-Process-11-SunCakeMom
  • Fold the uncovered half of the dough up, enclosing the apple slices.
    Apple-roses-recipe-Process-12-SunCakeMom
  • Roll it up.
    Apple-roses-recipe-Process-13-SunCakeMom
  • Keep the rolled up apple roses in a muffin form so they won't fall apart.
    Apple-roses-recipe-Process-14-SunCakeMom
  • Place the apple roses into the middle rack of a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven until the dough is done, about 30 - 40 minutes. Check for the petals in every 10 minutes as some tend to burn quicker than the others and place them onto lower racks if necessary.
    Apple-roses-recipe-Process-16-SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 235kcal (12%) | Carbohydrates: 29g (10%) | Protein: 3g (6%) | Fat: 13g (20%) | Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 85mg (4%) | Potassium: 97mg (3%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 11g (12%) | Vitamin A: 35IU (1%) | Vitamin C: 5mg (6%) | Calcium: 12mg (1%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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