I have been looking at these apple roses on Pinterest recently. I must say that I have been fascinated. Yesterday I decided to do some experimental baking. I must admit that I am NOT a baker my any means. But these were worth a try.
Macintosh apples were on the counter in my kitchen. After the apples were cut in half, I sliced the apples into very thin slices. Some apples were peeled and some were left with the peel on. I wanted to see which I liked best. The slices were placed in a glass pie plate with water and lemon juice and microwaved for a minute until the slices were limp.
The recipes on Pinterest call for Puff Pastry. I didn't have any on hand so I made a pie crust. The crust was cut it into strips 2 inches wide and about 12 inches long. The apple slices were placed onto the strips of pie crust over lapping the length of the strip. A mixture of sugar and cinnamon was then sprinkled over the apples. The pie crust strip was then folded lengthwise over the apples and rolled up. I sprinkled more cinnamon and sugar on top of the roses. It actually looked like a rose! I was amazed. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
The roses were then placed in buttered muffin tins. The oven was preheated to 400 degrees. The cute little roses were baked for 45 minutes.
As you can see, some of the roses came out of the muffins tins easily and others not so much.
They were tasty when warm. I tried them after dinner at room temperature for dessert. Like I said, better when warm. I should have warmed them up in the microwave for a few seconds.
Please find a recipe on Pinterest to follow. As I said, I am not a baker.
I did buy puff pastry later in the day and will try that. I will let you know how they turn out.