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These beautiful little gems of apple goodness are SO easy to make. My friend at Red Apron Personal Chef Services introduced me to them yesterday, and I just had to go out and get what I needed to make them. I think they would be perfect for a Mother's Day dessert along side a bowl of vanilla ice-cream.
2 apples 1 sheet puff pastry cinnamon 2 tbsp peach or apricot preserves (I used Smucker's sugar-free peach) water 2 tbsp lemon juice flour for dusting the counter
In a small mixing bowl, combine lemon juice and about 1-2 cups water (filled to the half way mark).
Cut the apple in half vertically (from the top to the bottom) and remove seed core, and the top and bottom core ends. Slice each half into thin pieces that resemble half moons. Place the apple pieces in the lemon water. (I recommend the use of a mandolin for slicing to make the slices uniform and thin -- if your pieces are too thick they won't roll properly).
Microwave the apple pieces for 3 minutes in the microwave.
Dust the counter with flour, and roll the sheet of puff pastry out into a flat (thin) rectangle.
Cut the puff pastry into 6 horizontal strips. Brush each strip with some of the preserves. You don't need to over do this part. A thin layer will do.
Arrange apple slices along the each pastry strip. making sure the bottom edge of the apple slice is in the middle of the pastry strip. Overlap the apple slices slightly while arranging them. (tip: be sure to drain the lemon water from the slices or they will make the pastry soggy).
Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Fold the bottom edge of each pastry strip over the bottom of the apples.
Starting at one end of the strip, roll the apples, and pastry together towards the other end (see video).
Place each apple rose in the bottom of a muffin tin.
Bake at 350 for approx 35 minutes. The original instructions had a longer amount, but I found that to be too long. Adjust according to your own preference and oven temperament.
Dust with icing sugar after removing from oven.
There are instructions everywhere on how to do these, but I found this video below, the easiest way to demonstrate it.