If you’re looking to captivate your guests at the next holiday celebration or if you’re up for a good culinary challenge, give these beauties a whirl. They’re made from the real fruit, just a hint of sugar, and they’re absolutely stunning.
APPLE PIE ROSE TARTS
vegan, dairy free
Yields roughly 9 roses
- 4 medium/large apples, cored and sliced thinly* (any kind will do)
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- Water for apple soak (fill a large microwave safe bowl)
- 2-3 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon, or to taste
- Sheets of puff pastry or pie crust
- Powdered sugar, for garish
- Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F.
- Core apples, keep the skin on and slice thinly.
- Place apple slices in microwave safe bowl.
- Squeeze lemon juice and pour water over apples until apples are completely covered.
- Microwave apples for 3-5 minutes, or until apples are tender.
- Flour clean counter space or board and roll out the puff pastry/pie dough to make strips 3 inches wide and 12 inches long.
- In glass bowl, combine melted coconut oil, maple syrup and cinnamon.
- Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the center of the pastry with coconut oil mixture.
- Line apple slices long ways, peel side facing up, on the pastry from one end to the other.
- Fold the bottom half of the pastry up, to envelope the apple slices (leaving the peel side exposed).
- Carefully roll the pastry into a wheel to form a rose shape.
- Place each rose into its own individual muffin tin (grease if not using nonstick).
- Bake on 375 for about 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle on powdered sugar and serve.
- To be extra festive, use 2 green Granny Smith apples and 2 red apples (Gala, Honey Crisp, etc.).
- I made the mistake of using whole wheat filo dough. They turned out great, but the filo dough was really flakey and difficult to work with. I highly recommend using pastry dough or pie dough.
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