Impress your guests with this beautiful rose-shaped dessert made with lots of soft and delicious apple slices, wrapped in sweet and crispy puff pastry. To learn more about this recipe, please visit my blog: cookingwithmanuela.blogspot.com/2015/03/apple-roses.html
NOTE: make sure the pastry is fully cooked on the inside before removing the roses from the oven! If after 30 minutes the apples on top look fully cooked, move the pan to a lower rack in the oven, and wait for 10-15 more minutes to avoid undercooking the puff pastry.
AND: If you prefer, you can simmer the apple slices in water over medium heat for a few minutes until slightly softer (and easy to roll). Also, the preserve can be warmed up with the water on a small pan over medium heat for a minute or so.
Ingredients to make 6 roses:
1 frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed
2 red organic apples (I used red delicious)
half lemon, juice
1 tablespoon of flour, to sprinkle the counter
3 tablespoons of apricot preserve
powder sugar for decorating (optional)