To celebrate, I made APPLE ROSES, aka sweet little apple slices wrapped in puff pastry. So easy and delicious. Here’s how you can make your own:
Recipe adapted from Having Fun in the Kitchen
2 sheets of puff pastry
3 apples (I used Pink Ladies)
8 tablespoons of sugar (divided into 5 and 3 tablespoons)
2 small lemons (zest and juice)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Wash, cut in half and core apples. Slice into thin slices.
Put apples, water, 5 tablespoons of sugar and lemon juice in a pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and strain apples. Let cool.
Pre-heat oven to 425.
Cut puff pastry into strips.
Mix remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar, cinnamon and lemon zest together. Spread over the puff pastry.
Lay apple slices on strips of puff pastry and roll tightly to create rose-shape. Each strip will use approximately 3 apple slices.
Place rolled pastry onto baking sheet. I used a non-stick mini-muffin pan that worked perfectly, but any baking sheet (with parchment paper) should do.
Bake for 25 minutes or until pastry has been lightly browned.