Apple Roses


  • 1 large red apple, cored and very thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ cup of Water
  • 1/4 cup Selati white sugar
  • 2 T ground cinnamon
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • Selati Icing snow to dust


Preheat oven to 200 degrees, spray and cook your muffin tin

Slice your apple into thin slices, keep the skin on.

Place apple slices into a bowl with 1/ 2 cup of water and the juice from one lemon.

Microwave on High about 3 min Mix together sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

Roll out puff pastry sheet and cut into 6 pieces

Spread melted butter over dough; top with a generous amount of cinnamon-sugar.

Place apple slices along 1 long edge of dough, about 1/2 cm beyond edge of dough, overlapping slices slightly.

Fold bottom half of dough over the apple slices to form a long "folder" leaving apple slices exposed.

Beat egg and water together in a bowl. Paint surface of dough with egg wash.

Sprinkle with more cinnamon-sugar, to taste.

Starting from one end, roll dough not too tightly to form a rose-shaped pastry.

Seal roll with a little water if needed

Transfer roses to prepared muffin tin.

Sprinkle with a little more cinnamon-sugar on top.

Place muffin tin directly on middle rack of preheated oven.

Bake until well browned, about 45 minutes.

Remove muffin tin allow to cool for a few minutes.

Remove apple roses dust with icing sugar and enjoy.


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