Apple Pastry Roses December 10, 2015
It is so fun and surprisingly easy to turn food into art. The problem is, I’m usually so hungry I don’t have a chance to decorate or even snap a photo before I sink my teeth into whatever I’ve created. (Self-control is one of my New Year’s resolutions, I promise). Most of you out there are probably scanning the internet for the trends and beautiful creations of food bloggers just for curiosity, but some of you might actually want to bring that art to life! It can be intimidating, though, to see perfect plates and ornate decorations on food when you can hardly fry an egg. Don’t worry, most of it is not as hard as it looks!
Today, we’re bringing the blogs to you with our super easy, delicious and beautiful Apple Pastry recipe, shaped into little roses. What a wonderful treat to share during the holidays! These are sure to impress your family and friends, along with your taste-buds!
Of course, when you do decide to embark on this craft, keep a camera ready. These will be famous on your social media accounts! Besides, that’s why we make food art, right? To share the beauty while we enjoy the taste.
Apple Pastry Roses
- 1 Large Apple
- Fresh puff pastry (6inx10in)
- 1 Tbsp apricot jam
- Powdered sugar for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Put a pot of water on to boil.
- Cut the apple into quarters, remove the core and cut the quarters into thin slices (pictured).
- Cook the apple slices 3-4 minutes in the boiling water, so they soften. Drain, then rinse under cold water and drain. Pat dry with paper towels.
- Cut the puff pastry into 1 inch strips.Cover the strips of puff pastry with apple, making it so they stick together and just overlap. Brush with apricot jam. Roll up and place the apple roses on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Bake the apple roses 25-30 minutes in the oven.
- Divide the apple roses on the plates and garnish with powdered sugar.
This recipe will feed about 6 regular people. I say regular because it would feed one of me, and I’d still eat after. But hey, that’s what my HelloFresh box is for!