I do love my sweet treats but pastry has my heart. I have mixed the two together and made these Apple Rose Pastries which are extremely yummy. They are quite simply to make but you do need a little bit of patience. They are perfect for the Winter months and something everyone would love. You can adapt the recipe and make changes to suit you which I have mentioned below.
What You Will Need
3 x Large Apples
1 x Jar of raspberry or apricot jame
1 x Lemon
1 x Roll of puff pastry
Step One – Leave the puff pastry on the side until it becomes room temperature as this makes it easier to use. Slice extremely thin slices of apple, leaving the peel on. You need to ensure they are sliced very thin. You can use a knife or a slicer if you have one. Once sliced put them into a bowl that is filled half with water. Then squeeze half a lemon into the water.
I do one apple at a time to stop them going brown. Slice one apple and complete two pastry strips before slicing the next apple.
Step Two – Roll out your pastry and cut into 6 sections. Keep the pastry on the plastic sheet as it makes it easier to peel off. Lightly dust each section with flour.
Step Three – Place the bowl with the apples in the microwave for 3 minutes. Once done check to see if the apple slices are soft and if they bend on there own. If they snap you need to put them in the microwave for longer as they need to be able to bend without snapping.
Step Four – Put two tablespoons of your jam of choice into a bowl and add two teaspoons of water. Place in the mircrowave for 30 seconds until it is a smooth paste. Put a thin layer onto your first strip of pastry and spread well.
Step Five – Place the apple slices onto a piece of kitchen roll to get rid of excess water. Place the apples on the end of the pastry and slightly overlap each one.
Step Six – Sprinkle some sugar all along the pastry strip.
Step Seven – Fold the bottom half of the pastry up as above. The start to roll from one end to another. Then place into the baking tray. I put a thin layer of margarine into the baking try first to stop the pastry sticking.
Once all pastry strips are done they should look like the above. I put them in the oven on a low heat around gas mark 2/3 (120 on a fan oven) and after twenty minutes I turn them up to around 180.
Cook for 40-45 minutes, until pastry is golden.
The recipe is simple but you do need patience with the apples but they do taste yummy!