Baked Apple Roses
Updated: May 25, 2020
Baked by Celine S, Adriana S, Saki A
Written by Saki A
2 red apples, cored and very thinly sliced
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 sheet pie crust, thawed
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teaspoons confectioner's sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place apple slices on a plate and microwave on High for about 45 seconds just until slices have softened a bit.
Mix together sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
Roll pie crust sheet to less than 1/8 inch-thickened. Cut 3-inch by 12-inch rectangles.
Spread melted butter and apricot jam over dough. Top with a generous amount of cinnamon-sugar. Place apple slices along the edge of dough, overlapping the apples slightly. Fold bottom half of dough over the apple slices (make sure to keep the rounded edges of apple slices exposed).
Roll dough not too tightly to form a rose-shaped pastry. Use toothpicks to help maintain the shape, if necessary.
Bake until wet browned, about 45 minutes. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Dust with confectioner's sugar before serving.
"The Bachelor" Finale: Would you accept this rose?
I look forward to Tuesdays, because it's Bachelor's Tuesdays. It has become a tradition for me and my roommates to sit back, relax, and watch reality TV drama unfold, with a glass of wine in hand.
The finale for the spin-off show "The Bachelor: Listen to your heart" was this past Tuesday, so we celebrated appropriately with a bachelor themed dessert -- baked apple roses. (For those who don't watch the show, roses are given out to contestants are chosen to stay on the show during the Rose Ceremony).
Speaking of food and "The Bachelor", it's interesting how no one seems to be eating during their dinner dates or cocktail party on the show (even if they have a ton of food in front of them). Allegedly, the producers give contestants plateful of food or room service one hour before they get to the event, so they can minimize eating time on screen and dive right into the more exciting stuff.
Recipe adapted from https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/244198/baked-apple-roses/