It’s crafty Friday and I thought today would be perfect to post this Throwback post from 2015 about the beautiful and delicious apple roses for Mother’s Day. Here is the original post:
To make it extra cute, you need special helpers preferably in cowboy costumes….
2-3 apples – 1/2 lemon – marmalade/preserve of your choice (we tried apricot, peach and raspberry) – frozen (thawed) puff pastry sheet – corn starch or flour for rolling out dough – powder sugar for dusting
I like my kids to try things and be independent, but sometimes they need a little help like cutting an apple in half. After I cored the apples, my cowboy helped slicing the apples as finely as possible. Just like rose pedals, all the slices looked different and were different sizes. To get them evenly sliced, you could slice them yourself or use a Mandoline slicer.
We just used the perfect slices and put them in a bowl and ate the rest
We covered the apples with water and added the juice of half a lemon. We microwaved the apples for about 1-2 minutes to make them softer and pliable to roll later….
In a separate bowl, Giorgio and Luca mixed the marmalade with 2-3 teaspoons of water and stirred the mixture to make it smooth.
We unfolded and rolled out the dough on a starchy surface, which was the favorite part of Luca.
Giorgio also rolled out the dough and I cut it into 6 equal dough stripes. It is optional, but a lot of fun to poke extra holes in the dough or make some other design.
We covered the dough stripes with the marmalade and the apple slices making sure they overlapped to make the roses look real.
We folded the dough to make an apple pocket and rolled them carefully to make the shape of a rose. We were really careful to make sure the apples didn’t fall out and sealed the edges in the end. The roses were placed in muffin cups and were baked in the oven until the puff pasty turned golden brown. (we baked them at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour)
The cooled roses were dusted with powdered sugar and were all gone the day after Mother’s Day.