Apple Roses

AppleRoses

How’s this for the prettiest dish you’re ever going to make? These are so pretty and so easy to make, and a nice little dessert, nothing too fancy. I made these for Thanksgiving, and they were perfect because they weren’t too rich after all that feasting. They may look sweet, but they are not too sweet, even with a caramel sauce base. I tweaked this recipe from Tip Hero. Super easy and gorgeous to look at.

1 sheet puff pastry, cut into six strips

3 apples, cored, cut into half and sliced very thinly

Juice from half a lemon

2 tbsp water

3 tbsp caramel sauce

Preheat over to 375F.

Put apple slices in microwave safe bowl. Fill bowl with water and juice from half a lemon. Use enough water to make sure apple slices are covered by water. Microwave for 3 minutes. This makes the apple slices pliable to roll. Make sure the apples are REALLY thinly sliced – my first attempts involved slices that just broke apart rather than rolling.

Roll out the puff pastry enough to make 6 strips at 3 inches wide.

Spoon the caramel sauce along the length of the puff pastry.

Place the apple slices long ways halfway on the strip. Keep adding slices until you reach the end. Then fold the puff pastry over the bottom of the apple slices.

Roll up the puff pastry and place in a greased muffin tin. I used paper muffin liners, which turned out to be a mistake, because the dough didn’t cook through enough, while the apples started to scorch. So, don’t do that.

Bake for 35-45 minutes.

Pull out of oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

It’s really worth it to watch the video, to get an idea of how to place the apples. These little gems are also really worth doing – easy and great.

PotatoLeekSoup

Here’s a bonus recipe. This is more for me because I want to remember the recipe. It’s a delicious Potato Leek Soup. You can find the recipe at Once Upon a Chef, which, by the way, is my favourite food blog of the moment. Every recipe I get off of there is a winner. I don’t really like soup, and kind of make it/eat it if I’m forced into it. But this was rich and yummy. It basically tasted like delicious mashed potatoes. It doesn’t get any better than this, particularly on a chilly rainy Autumn day.

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