Introduction: Apple Rose Tarts

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a delicious treat that will impress your girl or guests

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients and Tools

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1 cup flour

1/2 stick of butter

3 tbs water

2 tbs sugar

1 table spoon honey (or I use agave nectar)

Two large apples

cupcake pan and inserts


rolling pin

cutting board

apple corer (optional)

mandolin (optional)

parchment paper (optional)

Step 2: Core and Cut the Apple

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Core the apple and cut in half. Or you can cut it in half and use the knife to remove the core section.

next slice a little end off so it rests evenly on the mandolin. Then slice into thin pieces.

Step 3: Cook the Apples

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in a sauce pan, add the water, sugar and honey/nectar. then add the apples. You can do this in reverse order if you want... it really doesn't matter.

cook over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes or until the apple slices become soft and bendable.

if you want to use more water you can.

Be sure not to over cook the apples.

When done, remove them from the pan and let cool

Step 4: Dough

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I prefer to use store bought pastry dough but I didn't have any so I had to make some from scratch.

you can use your own recipe or what ever you want.

Place the stick of butter in a bowl and cut up.

add about 4 tbs of the apple water from the pot.

sift in the flour

mix until the dough comes to gather and kneed.

divide in two.

Step 5: Roll the Dough and Then Place and Roll the Apples

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line the pan with cupcake wrappers.

roll out the dough until it is about 1/8 an inch thick.

slice into stips about 1/2 an inch wide and long enough for 5-6 apple slices

next place the apple slices overlapping on the strip

roll up the strip and place in the cupcake pan

Step 6: Bake and Clean

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preheat the oven to 350

bake the tarts for about 20 minutes or until dough is cooked.

while waiting, this is a perfect time to clean up.

when they are done, take them out to cool.

you can brush them with the rest of the apple water, dust them with powdered sugar and/or cinnamon... the possibilities are endless.



ShawnL2 (author)2014-10-02

after reading several comments I decided to remix my own instructable...

I cut the skin off the apples... even though I over baked just a little (brown edges :( ) the turned out pretty nice I think.

RED Roses - for half, I cooked the apple slices in 3 tablespoons water and 1/4 cup pomegranate juice... not added sugar or honey/agave.

They turned out great I think.

I also took a pic outside the paper... I used store bought pie crust this time.


jacquie86 (author)2015-10-10

how long do they last im thinking of making them as a wedding favour?

ShawnL2 (author)jacquie862015-12-15

not sure how long they would last... we eat them too fast :)

ShawnL2 (author)jacquie862015-12-15

not sure how long they would last... we eat them too fast :)

marciocattini (author)2014-10-01

Awesome idea! Very simple too!
If you add a bit of vinegar or lime juice does it make the apple appear a little lighter? I've read it elsewhere that acids keep apples from oxidizing and turning brown!

One more question! How much does the butter stick weight? I'm in Brazil obviously the butter sticks here may vary a lot in weight :(

Padraig538 (author)marciocattini2015-10-20

1 stick of butter = 1/4 lb or 112g.

ShawnL2 (author)marciocattini2014-10-02

glad you like it... half a stick is 4 tablespoons. not sure about the weight.

Amphibologism (author)ShawnL22014-10-14

1 tablespoon = 1/2 ounce.
So, 4 tablespoons would require 2 ounces of butter, I believe.

sonnetw made it! (author)2015-02-14

So much fun to make! My boyfriend loved them.

lolz1888 (author)2014-12-07

Omg so cool!

misko13 (author)2014-10-19

Beautiful and elegant. I'm making these for Christmas!

nottotallyhere made it! (author)2014-10-09

I made these and my friends loved how they looked and tasted. Thanks for the great instructable!

wyldestyle (author)2014-10-05

well here is the tart for the bake contest, the presentation got plenty of attention thanks to your rose technique... did not win but I was happy with the taste of the result... heres how my backup tart ended up - a little icecream goes well...

recipe for main part
base was pre cooked in oven.
apple and walnuts with sugar and honey reduced in pan till soft...then stack mix on base and dress with roses.

ShawnL2 (author)wyldestyle2014-10-06

that looks awesome.

wyldestyle (author)2014-10-03

very nice add on ... thanks fr the support did my first test run with an apple and walnut mix in the pan ... will post the final version... apple walnut caramel pie....

Luny (author)2014-09-30

These look amazing, but I do not like the skin of apples (weird, I know). I'm going to make these but using red food gel on the edges and see how that works. Thanks!

ShawnL2 (author)Luny2014-10-02

I'm going to post some pics of a remix... look above.

Luny (author)ShawnL22014-10-02

OK, it's official... you have now achieved perfection! I love the idea of using pom juice to get the red.

walshlg (author)2014-09-30

OOOh looks good, I'd love to see a picture of this out of the pan and cupcake paper if you have one

ShawnL2 (author)walshlg2014-10-02

I did a little remix and will post pictures.

walshlg (author)ShawnL22014-10-02

I Gotta try this Paleo style - using almond meal and no sugar.

wyldestyle (author)2014-09-30

they look fabulous... I am in a apple bake competition for my daughters school fundraiser on the weekend... hoping to add your rose idea to a caramel tart base... thanks for the great instructable...

ShawnL2 (author)wyldestyle2014-10-02

good luck in the competition

ShawnL2 (author)wyldestyle2014-10-02

I'm going to post some pics of a remix... look above.

tahli1999 (author)2014-09-30

I really want to try this!! Is the oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or Celcius?

sebrei (author)tahli19992014-09-30

That is farenheit, your oven will not go to 350°C, and the apples would burn before cooking. 350°F would be around 170°C. Happy baking.

tahli1999 (author)sebrei2014-10-01

Thanks heaps!!

MicioGatta (author)2014-09-25

Wonderful! >^.^<

ShawnL2 (author)MicioGatta2014-09-29

Thanks... love your cat emoticon :)

tomatoskins (author)2014-09-25

Those turned out looking good! I'm sure they're just as tasty.

ShawnL2 (author)tomatoskins2014-09-29

Thank you. they do taste good... :)

sabu.dawdy (author)2014-09-25

yumm :)

ShawnL2 (author)sabu.dawdy2014-09-29


Yashfa Zafar (author)2014-09-26

looks delicious!

ShawnL2 (author)Yashfa Zafar2014-09-29

Thank you... My daughter loved them.

tinaciousz (author)2014-09-26

This is lovely. You should enter it in the Apple Challenge!

ShawnL2 (author)tinaciousz2014-09-29

Thank you... I entered in the challenge. Please vote if you haven't already :)

patsheldon (author)2014-09-26

beautiful! Would be nice for Valentines day too!

ShawnL2 (author)patsheldon2014-09-29

Thanks... If I could figure out how to make them into a bouquet, that would be perfect.

crank_girl (author)2014-09-27

Voted for you. So simple but they look great. A man that makes his own pastry? You'll have them queing around the block! :)

ShawnL2 (author)crank_girl2014-09-29

Thank you very much.

ThisIsMyNameOK (author)2014-09-27

They look so elegant. Great way to impress dinner guests. Thanks for sharing this. I think I might try it for Thanksgiving. (and I'm going to vote for you too)

ShawnL2 (author)ThisIsMyNameOK2014-09-29

Thank you for the vote and the comment. I plan on making these for Thanksgiving too. Some with apple and some with pear. I might even try using puff pastry for some to see how that turns out.

bkelly1012 (author)2014-09-27

Voted, i gotta try this they look amazing

ShawnL2 (author)bkelly10122014-09-29

thanks. I appreciate it.

bkelly1012 (author)2014-09-27

Heres Mine dusted with cinnamon

ShawnL2 (author)bkelly10122014-09-29

Awesome.... looks great.

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-09-27

SO pretty! I can't believe how simple you made them seem. Perhaps they are simple but for now I declare them kitchen magic! Awesome job!

They really are this simple... just be careful not to over cook the apples. This can become an apple sauce recipe :)

mountainmasha (author)2014-09-28

I always love recipes that are simple to make but look really impressive. This definitely fits the bill!

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