If there’s one thing baking is good for, it’s that it has a great aesthetic power in addition to providing us with the sweetest moments of meals. Even the most basic desserts, such as a cake or a cupcake, have that one, the triangles of the cakes I don’t even tell you about, and with a few more artists, we may surprise and serve a dessert with a very charming presence.
However, unless there are exceptional circumstances, you will normally require additional time (quite a bit) if you want to impress with your aesthetic presentation. This is the case with apple and puff pastry roses, which, despite their simplicity, have a beautiful finish. So much so that it is a wonderful dessert to make with children, and while you will have to go over the petals that may fall off a little, it strikes to me that it could be a lot of fun for, say, a very nice Christmas afternoon.
Of course, if you want to get rid of difficulties, you need use a suitable mold. We have a Le Creuset, and it is a true delight to cook with it because of all of its benefits: it spreads incredible heat, is very easy to clean, and most importantly, nothing sticks, therefore I recommend you to try any dish in it.
If you enjoyed this recipe, you’ll love our selection of apple desserts (did you notice that they’re all my favorites? ), particularly the apple tatin cake with broken dough, which is a “inverted cake” baked with the base on top, and the apple tatin cake with puff pastry, which has a more laminated result. And if you want the simplest and quickest option, go for the classic apple pie with a compact cake basis and a luscious result.
When it comes to juicy-crunchy opposites, try these delectable apple and walnut packed dumplings, baked with a touch of cinnamon. And if you want to make a unique cake, make apple crumble, a juicy and crispy mixture that is scandalous when served with ice cream! Also, don’t forget about this classic German recipe for traditional apple strudel, which is created using brick paste and produces a wonderfully crispy outcome.
- 3 red apples (the red thing is mostly for aesthetics).
- 1 sheet of puff pastry.
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar.
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder.
- The juice of 1/2 lemon.
- Apricot jam (optional).
- Pour water, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and lemon juice into a big microwave-safe bowl (which will fit you after the apple slices) and stir thoroughly. The amount of water should be adequate to completely submerge the apple slices.
- Remove the heart from the apples and peel them (yes, it sounds a little cruel, but you have to do it :P). Cut them into quarters, then thin slices, and place them in the mixing basin.
- Place the bowl in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high. After that, mix the apples with a spoon and set the timer for 3 minutes again. The slices should be slightly soft and malleable to make them pink, but they should remain strong and not undone.
- Drain and set aside the apples.
- Stretch the puff pastry with the roller until it is extremely thin (alternative, if you prefer a thicker puff pastry, use two puff pastry sheets instead of one and don't stretch it).
- Place the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar, cinnamon, and a tablespoon of water in a glass and microwave for 10 seconds.
- Place your rose in the mold and adhere to the instructions.
- Prepare your mold by smearing it with a small amount of butter using your fingers or a brush. During the time it takes to prepare the roses, preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Cut the puff pastry into 12 strips and spread the sugar, cinnamon, and water mixture on top.
- Now comes the most artistic aspect of the process. Simply follow the steps in the photos below, paying special attention to the row of apple slices we've arranged one after the other on top of a strip of puff pastry in the middle.
- Fold the puff pastry in half to pick up the sheets, then roll from one end to the other, making sure everything is very close together. Use both hands to assist yourself.
- When they're all ready, place the mold in the oven at a medium temperature and cook for about 20 minutes. Make sure you don't get burned because every oven is a world. When the puff pastry is doradito, they will be ready.
- Remove the mold from the oven and set it aside to cool for about 10 minutes before removing the roses and serving them.
- Optionally, you can paint them with a little jam, especially apricot, but you can use anything you like.
Amount Per Serving Calories 134Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 41mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 3gSugar 23gProtein 1g