Monday 29 June 2015

Apple Rose Pastries

I first saw a tutorial for Apple Rose Pastries on facebook a few weeks ago.  They are easy,  tasty and very impressive looking.  After looking at the tutorial a few times I thought I'd give it a go.  I've made a few changes as I came across some problems when making them.  Here's my version of a delightful dessert -

2 sheets of puff pastry
3 medium red apples
1 1/2 tablespoons of jam - any flavour,  store bought or homemade
1 cup of boiling water
flour for the bench
juice of half a lemon
cinnamon -optional
icing sugar - optional

Cut the apples in half and neatly cut out the core.
Thinly slice the apple halves discarding the small end pieces

Place and spread out the apple slices in a large microwavable bowl
Pour the boiling water over the apple and add the lemon juice.  Stir slightly.
Cover the bowl with cling wrap and punch a couple of holes in it.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes or until the apple is cooked and soft ( not mushy )
Drain the water and let the apple cool.

Defrost the pastry until it's almost room temperature. 
Lightly flour your kitchen bench and roll the pastry out with a rolling pin until it's longer by about 20%.  Make sure your rolling pin is lightly floured too.
Cut the pastry sheet into 5 long strips.

Warm the jam in the microwave until it's easy to spread
Spread the jam over the top half of each pastry strip

Layer the apple pieces over the jam. Make sure the apple overlaps each other.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and fold the bottom half of the pastry up towards the top.

Starting at one end,  roll the pastry up taking care that the apple doesn't fall out.
Pinch the pastry end to the rose.
Place each rose in a lightly greased muffin tin

Cook at 180 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes
Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve with cream or icecream

Makes 10 apple roses.


*  The original tutorial said to cut the pastry in 6 strips.  I found the pastry too firm to roll it out this thin.  I think the pastry in the tutorial was American and might be more flexible.

*  The apple slices must be cool or it will soften the pastry too much making it hard to work with

*  Make sure the jam is just warm or it will soften the pastry.

*  The original recipe used cold water to cook the apples.  This takes too long to heat up in the microwave

*  The apple roses can be made and cooked ahead of time.  I found them easy to reheat in the oven on a baking tray.


  1. They look fabulous Wendy! You have done a really good tutorial as well. They look like art rather than food, almost too good to eat!

    1. A photo of the roses graces my kitchen wall as art. I've had lovely compliments of the photo.

  2. They look so beautiful! I must try them out for my daughter's birthday in July, we are having a family afternoon tea. Thank you for the step by step tutorial:)

  3. Wendy, they look just lovely. I would have to make some sugar free jam for this and also would have to cook the apples a different way as we don't have a microwave. However, all that is doable I am sure. Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Hi Wendy,
    Fantastic tutorial Wendy. My DS1 made these at school a couple of weeks ago and they were Yummy. I cant wait to make these.

  5. How fantastic are these?...I also saw these recently on a another blog that provided a tutorial as well. My daughter and I made these for mother's day lunch dessert. They not only looked spectacular but tasted scrumptious as well. I have made them for a dessert that I took to my SIL house....everyone was impressed. You are quite right Wendy they are easy to make. I too made some modifications, pretty much just like you lol for exactly the same reasons....great minds! Making them again this Friday when we have guests for dinner. They certainly do provide a WOW factor. Have a great week. Cheers Donna Z :)

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who made modifications. I thought I wasn't looking at the video right.

      I'm making them again for our church lunch on Sunday and serving them with custard. They were a huge hit last time that people were takling photos.

  6. Wow, they look amazing. Thankyou for the instructions, I'm going to try them. Sue

  7. These are awesome Wendy, thank you for sharing how to make them. I will definitely be trying these very soon :)


  8. I can't get over how lovely they are!!!!

    Happy highways,

    1. Thankyou Keley. The picture at the top of the post is now in a picture frame on my kitchen wall.


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