Autumn apple roses

    1 hour 10 min

    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!

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 large red apple, cored and very thinly sliced
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 sheet puff pastry
    • 50g melted butter
    • 1 egg
    • 2 teaspoons water
    • 1 teaspoon icing sugar (optional)

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Butter 2 small ramekins (170g to 225g) and dust with a little icing sugar.
    2. Place apple slices on a plate, overlapping slightly if necessary. Microwave on High about 45 seconds just until slices have softened a bit. Cover the plate with cling film and a kitchen towel.
    3. Mix together caster sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
    4. Roll the puff pastry sheet to less than 3mm thickness. Using a pizza cutter, cut two 7cm x 30cm rectangles. Reserve remaining pieces for another use.
    5. Spread melted butter over the pastry; top with a generous amount of cinnamon-sugar. Place apple slices along 1 long edge of pastry, about 5mm beyond edge of pastry, overlapping slices slightly. Fold bottom half of pastry over the apple slices to form a long "folder" of dough with rounded edges of apple slices exposed.
    6. Beat egg and water together in a bowl. Brush surface of pastry with egg wash. Sprinkle with more cinnamon-sugar, to taste.
    7. Starting from one end, roll pastry not too tightly to form a rose-shape. Seal roll with end of pastry strip.
    8. Transfer roses to prepared ramekins. Sprinkle with a little more cinnamon-sugar. Place ramekins directly on middle rack of preheated oven.
    9. Bake until well browned, about 45 minutes. Remove ramekins with tongs and place on baking tray to cool 5 to 10 minutes. Remove apple roses from ramekins and finish cooling on rack. Dust with icing sugar before serving.


    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.

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    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)