About this recipe: It's apple season, and if apples could get all dressed up for a very fancy do, this is how they would go! These apple roses are sophisticated, delicious and really much easier to make than you might think. Treat a loved one with breakfast in bed with one of these beauties!
If you don't have a microwave, just cook and stir your apple slices in a little bit of butter over medium heat for about half a minute per side, or until flexible but not soft. If you use a metal muffin pan instead of a ramekin, I would reduce the heat to 190 C / Gas 5, and cook about 45 minutes, or until the pastry is well browned.
We made these for Home School Home Ec, and they turned out great! The main addition/substitution I would suggest, and we made, was instead of using butter and sugar to cement the apple slices into place, use blackberry jam. Raspberry, or even a marmalade of choice would work. The blackberry juice, was absorbed by the apples and gave them a lovely blushed hue! - 21 Sep 2015 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I followed the recipe exactly and the roses came out looking just gorgeous! Crispy on outside and quite tasty. A word of caution: I have made them in a muffin tin and to make sure they fit, I might have rolled the roses a bit to tight, because when they were done, the inside was a bit underdone to my taste. Next time I will try ramekins and will make sure to make the rolls a bit more lose so the hit can cook them more evenly. I would also try to make them sweeter next time, may be will use jam as other reviewer recommended. Thank you, Chief John for yet another great recipe. I will definitely make them again and again! - 18 Sep 2015 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Advice: cut the apples in the thinnest slices possible. I microwaved the apple slices in lemon juice to keep them from browning. I used jam instead of butter and I sprinkled it with cinnamon sugar. I also used the smaller and thinner apple slices to roll in the middle (cause those ones are being bent the most) then gradually placed the bigger slices outside. Then dusted with powdered surgar mixed with a bit of cinnamon ^^ - 17 Oct 2015 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)