Apple Pie Roses

The apple tree by the parking lot at the office where I work has been especially fruitful this year. They are a bit too tart to be a snack apple, though. When I saw a video posted on Facebook on how to bake beautiful apple roses, I remembered the last 4 apples that were stashed in the bottom drawer of my refrigerator.  Roses come in all colors, so I figured it would be okay to use green.

apple pie roses

Ingredients:

1 apple
2 T sugar
1 T honey
3 T water

1 c flour
1/2 stick butter
(3 T of water leftover after cooking apples)

Preheat oven to 350*F.

Cut the apple in half. Core it. Slice it into thin pieces.

Saute the apple slices in the sugar-honey-water mixture for 3-5 minutes. Remove the apple slices from the pan to let them cool while you prepare the pastry.

Cut the butter into the flour. Add the 3 T of liquid that is leftover from sauteing the apples. Mix the ingredients until you have a smooth dough. You don’t want it to be crumbly, or it will be hard to roll around the apple.

Cut the dough in half and roll one piece out into a  4-5″ x 8″ rectangle. cut off the rough edges, then make slices about 1″ wide x 8 ” long.   Place apple slices along each strip, overlapping the apple slightly.  Roll the strips up with the apple on the inside.

Place the roses into a cupcake mold.  Bake the roses for 15-18 minutes.  Allow them to cool a bit before removing them from the pan. You may need to loosen the edges with the back of a knife.

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