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Apple Roses


  • 2 red apples
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • ¼ cup caster (super-fine) sugar
  • cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp apricot preserves
  • Melted butter
  • Powdered sugar to decorate


  • Using a mandolin, slice apples so that they are quite thin. Cut them into half circles, and place them on a plate with a squeeze of lemon over the top. Microwave for 45-60 seconds, until they are soft and pliable. Cover with a tea towel and set to one side.
  • Roll the puff pastry out and cut it into 6 strips. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together.
  • Use a pastry brush to line each strip with apricot preserves and sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture on top.
  • Lay the apple half circles on the top side of each pastry strip, overlapping slightly and ensuring the skin side of the apple pokes out of the top slightly.
  • Fold the bottom part of the pastry up, and cover with melted butter and cinnamon- sugar mixture.
  • Starting from one end, roll up the dough in a moderately tight fashion, sealing the edges when you come to the end.
  • Place them in a silicone muffin tray or a buttered muffin tray, and bake at 190°C/375°F for 40-45 minutes. If they are browning too quickly, cover with foil.
  • Once cooked, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
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