ROSE APPLE PIE RECIPE
I know it is that time of the year to actually get into Christmas cookies, gingerbread man or anything with cinnamon. But first I’ve already done that in the past then to me it is very fun, easy and festive.
You only need few ingredients, it takes between 5 and 10 minutes of preparation and honestly at the end it looks like you spent an 1h on it.
You can change the recipe to make it more Christmas like adding cinnamon or colouring your Apple all in red or adding some chocolate instead of jam. Whatever you do it is simple and amazing.
– 2 apples
– 1 puff pastry
– 3 tbsp of apricot jam
– 6 tbsp of vanilla sugar
– 1 tbsp or butter
– 1 lemon
– icing sugar (for decoration)
Preheat your oven 15mn before at 180.
First you are going to cut your apples like you would normally do for an apple pie. Do not peel the apples, just wash the apples before and that is it. We need the colour of the skin to create that rose effect.
Once cut put your apples in a bowl with the lemon juice and add a table spoon of vanilla sugar.
Now you have two options, you can put it in the microwave for 1 mn or if you don’t have one (like me!) use a sauce pan. Just add a table spoon of butter and a bit of water. Leave it for 2-3 minutes until the apples are nice and glossy.
There comes the fun part. Take your puff pastry and divid it in 4 big slices. In a bowl mix your apricot jam with a bit of water and with a Pastry brush (or a spoon, that’s ok!) just put it all along every slice of your puff pastry.
Once it’s done you can place your apple slices all along one side of every slice. Make sure it is pop in out a little bit. Then add another table spoon of vanilla sugar all the way over your apples slices and roll over he other part of your puff pastry.
Take one side now and roll until you create the Rose. Make sure it is tight and secure and place it either in a cupcake pan (if you have one big enough) or a baking sheet on the top of a baking tray will be as good. Don’t forget to pour some vanilla sugar all over your roses before baking, that will add a nice golden and crispy texture.
If you want to go even more fancy you can take another pastry brush and mix an egg yog with a bit of water and put it all over your roses. Some people like it, other may hate it but I have tried both and both are great so it is worth mentioning. Your roses will be more golden and more puffy. Don’t forget your vanilla sugar on top, you still need it !
Bake it for 30 to 45 minutes slowly at 160, it depends on your oven. Once they are nice and golden it means that it is ok. Keep an eye, the slices of apples pop in out tend to burn quickly.