There’s only one thing better than a homemade gift – a homemade gift that’s every bit as delicious as it is gorgeous-looking! And that’s why we cannot recommend these DIY Apple Roses highly enough – a professional quality sweet treat you can knock up at home in no time at all and for little to no cost!
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Perfect for parties, brilliant for birthdays and amazing for anniversaries, chances are you’ll always find a great excuse for whipping up a batch of these! Perhaps best of all – they’re so much easier to make than their looks give away, so you’re guaranteed to impress anyone lucky enough to share them with you!
What You’ll Need (Makes Around 11 Roses)
- 1 Puff Pastry Sheet (About 250gr – 1/2lbs, Can Be More)
- 3 Apples
- 5 Tbsp Granulated White Sugar (Or Brown Sugar, Or A Mix Of Both)
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla Sugar (Or 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract)
- 2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Lemon (Juice And Zest)
- 2 Tbsp Of Warm Apricot Jam
How to make DIY Apple Roses
- Slice the apples thinly as seen in the pictures
- Place the apples into a saucepan, covers with warm water and add 2 Tbsp sugar and the lemon juice. Bring the water to boil until the apple slices are soft and flexible (not more than 2 minutes)
- Drain the apples, place them a clean cloth or paper towel and let the dry and cool off (approx. 15 minutes)
- Mix 3 Tbsp of sugar with the cinnamon, vanilla sugar and lemon zest. Lay the puff pastry sheet down on a baking sheet , sprinkle it with the sugar-cinnamon mixture and cut with a pastry cutter long and 1,5 cm / 1/2 inch wide stripes.
- Preheat the oven to 390F / 200C.
- Take the apple slices and place them on the strips, overlapping them to make the rose-like design.
- Roll the pastry out thinly and evenly.
- Place the roses on a baking sheet or use a greased muffin pan.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, until they are golden brown. Now brush the still warm roses with hot apricot jam. This will give the rose a beautiful shiny gloss, and also prevents the apple from drying out!
Amazing photography by Daniela from SweetLaab
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