Apple & Honey Roses
Not only are these apple treats absolutely beautiful, they are also delicious and surprisingly easy to make. Completely perfect for Thanksgiving desert. Your guests will be so impressed!
You will need:
2 large apples
2 rolls of store bought puff pastry
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp butter (or vegan butter)
Here is how I made them:
Firstly, thinly slice your apples, skin on and pop them in to a bowl of water just covering the apples with a squeeze of lemon so they don't go brown. Then pop them in to the microwave for 2 minutes so they are softened and pliable.
I always leave the pastry out on the counter or in the fridge to defrost first. Then on a floured surface, roll each sheet out a little more. Next, cut each sheet in to 6 pieces, or 3, depending on how big you want the apple roses. I like them small.
Next, in a small bowl, melt your butter and honey together in the microwave for 30 seconds. And add in your vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg.
With a pastry brush, brush on the honey mixture all over the pastry. Now add the sliced apples in a line along the edge, with the skin edge of the apples hanging slightly over the pastry edge. Then fold the pastry in half to cover the apples and roll them up from one end all the way to the other. And you'll see they look like beautiful roses.
(If you are struggling to understand exactly what I mean, watch the demo in my saved story highlights on Instagram!)
Now pop each one in to a greased muffin tin. I like to use cooking spray or a little melted butter. And then they go off to the oven at 400 F for 20 minutes until golden and puffed.
You can either them cool on a wire rack and then put them in to a tupperware and in to the fridge to save them for a few days until you are ready to eat them. Or you can serve them warm right away! Just with confectioners sugar (icing sugar to us Brits) and I highly recommend serving them with some vanilla ice cream.