Post a Recipe You don’t come across desserts that are both charming and sophisticated very often. These apple pies in miniature rose shapes combine the best of both worlds! They can be prepared for any occasion, from a casual get-together in the backyard to a formal dinner party, and are sure to impress everyone in attendance.

To be honest, at first I felt a little threatened by these tiny beauties. Since I’m not a skilled pastry chef, it should go without saying that making these is quite difficult. In reality, they’re not! The secret to producing these is to use uniformly thin apple slices. With a sharp knife and a steady hand, it’s definitely achievable but much simpler if you have a mandolin.

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Take off the core, stem, and seeds after halves your apples lengthwise. Slice the apples into uniformly thin pieces. That mandolin will come in helpful at this point. Any crisp, red-skinned apple will do, but Honeycrisp or Pink Lady apples work particularly well. Delicious apples are essential for making good apple pies.

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Lay the apple slices out in a row, peeling sides facing the same direction, to make your roses. Each apple should have a slight overlap with the one preceding it. If at all possible, start at one end and tightly roll while maintaining a constant speed throughout. Slices that are too stiff can be softened in the microwave for 15 to 30 seconds so they can be rolled into mini rose apple pies.

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These adorable mini apple pies taste great warm with a dollop of ice cream, drizzled with jam, or dusted with powdered sugar. Prepare yourself for a flood of compliments and/or skepticism that you created them in your own kitchen, however you decide to serve them. These apple pies in the form of little roses are sure to please.

ROSE-SHAPED MINI APPLE PIES a creative take on apple pie. Ideal for any event or to dress up a lovely dinner. Recipe Print

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INGREDIENTS CREAMY PUFF one cup of flour 8 tablespoons butter 1/3 of a cup of ice water FILLING 1 red apple, finely cut, and a cup of sugar. Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 cup of melted butter Metalized foil INSTRUCTIONS 1) Combine the flour, butter, and ice water. until all ingredients are combined, knead dough. I’ll be clingy. When ready to use, cover and store in the refrigerator. Roll out when ready to use. Flour should be sprinkled on before folding into thirds. One the dough became workable, roll it out once again, sprinkle it with flour, and fold it once more. 2) Roll out the puff pastry and cut it into strips that are about 2 fingers broad (1 inch). 3) Spread melted butter on each pastry puff strip before dusted with cinnamon and sugar. 4) Arrange apples along each pastry puff strip. The curved end will protrude over the edge, and the straight edge should extend to the center of the strip. For simple rolling, each apple should overlap the others. 5) Cover the apples with the pastry puff strip by folding it in half. Add additional cinnamon and sugar, then brush with more melted butter. 6) Begin rolling the pastry puff and apples up to form a roll, beginning at the end of the strip where the apple is on the bottom. 7) To prevent the roses from unrolling, center each one on a piece of aluminum foil and fold up the edges. Each rose’s center should be filled with sugar and cinnamon. 8) Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown, in a 400°F oven. Remove the roses from the foil after they have cooled. The roses ought to maintain their form. Before serving, top with powdered sugar. EVEN TASTIER RECIPES TO TRY:

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