Christmas is in the air. If you want to try a beautiful dessert without much technicality, here is a super nice recipe of apple roses. There is a reason why everybody loves apple roses: the presentation is pretty and original, the recipe requires very few ingredients and it's much easier to make than it looks! Perfect to impress your guest during this festive season without spending hours in the kitchen !
Preheat the oven to 175°C (fan oven). Cut the apples into quarters and remove the seeds. Using a mandolin or a knife, cut the apple quarters into thin strips.
If you are using a mandolin, your apple slices should be fairly soft. If you cut them with a knife and the strips are still too solid, place them in a bowl and add a teaspoon of cane sugar. Heat in the microwave for 30-45 seconds depending on thickness.
Mix the cane sugar from Guadeloupe and cinnamon. Cut the puff pastry widthwise to obtain 8 strips of about 25 cm by 5 cm. Sprinkle each rectangle with cinnamon sugar.
Place the apple slices along the pastry, leaving 3 cm overhanging. Fold the 3 cm of dough over the apples. Then roll up the dough on itself. Put 2 drops of water to glue the dough and allow the rose to hold well.
Place the apple roses in pre-buttered muffin tins. Bake for 30 minutes.