Apple Rose Pastries are fun and easy to make, and though they look tough to make, they are actually quite easy and straightforward - the real trick is getting the apple slices thin enough to be flexible - the rest is simple.
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Step 1: Ingredients
Ingredients: (makes 6 roses)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
5 tablespoons strawberry jam
Step 2: Slice the Apples
Core the apples, and slice in half. Then cut into very thin slices, and toss in lemon juice.
Step 3: Microwave
Microwave for 1 minute until softened, or until you are able to bend them without them breaking.
Step 4: Puff Pastry
Roll the each puff pastry onto a flour surface until each sheet measures roughly 9 by 12 inches, which should then be cut into six 2-inch strips, so 2 x 9 inches each.
Step 5: The Creation Of
In a small bowl, combine strawberry jam with a tablespoon of water, and microwave a bit to warm it up.
Spread this jam mixture over each strip of puff pastry.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and grease a regular muffin tin.
Place around 10 apple slices horizontally across the puff pastry strips, overlapping a little bit with each other, while situating them so that the skin side of the slices are facing upwards, and protruding a bit from the pastry. Sprinkle over with cinnamon.
Fold up the bottom line of the puff pastry so that it cover a bit of the lower parts of the apples. Roll it up lengthwise and place in a muffin tin, open side facing up. Repeat with the rest of the pastry strips.
Step 6: Roll It
Roll it up lengthwise and place in a muffin tin, open side facing up. Repeat with the rest of the pastry strips.
Step 7: Bake It
Bake in preheated oven for around 40 minutes, until the pastries are nice and golden brown on the top.
Step 8: Enjoy!
Admire and Consume.