Apple Roses

These apple roses have been all over the internet for so long. When cleaning out my freezer I found some puff pastry. The previous day I had bought Crisp apples from the farmers market so it seemed an obvious choice what to bake.

Apple Roses
Apple Roses
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When I first moved here I was contracted by Motorsport South Africa to conduct their seminars. This involved a fair amount of travelling. I would leave home on a Friday morning to go to work before heading to the airport. My return flight would be late Sunday and by the time I got home the last thing I felt like doing was unpacking. To make my life easier I bought an expensive travel toiletry bag. This is still the one we are using now, so it was a good buy 18 years ago. I keep it ready to go at all times just in case Dave and I decide to go away. And as soon as we get back from a trip I top everything up and get ready for the next trip. As we were going away twice in 4 weeks I doubled up on some of the items.

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I made new labels for my vitamin container so that it would have enough in it for both trips. And all I had to do before our first trip was charge the toothbrush. No sooner had I got everything ready to go than our January trip was cancelled. This was not a big deal at all as basically I was ready for this one. It meant less packing time needed to be allocated the day before I flew and all I had to concentrate on was what to wear. Last night was a family dinner and so I chose something colourful to wear. Tomorrow night is a bigger celebration and so I have chosen to wear a pretty black dress with roses on it in pinks and purples which is so my colour. Do you have a ready to go toiletry bag?

Apple Roses

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Apple Roses

The rose part is a bit fiddly, but when you get it right, so rewarding
Recipe Category: Baking
Makes enough for: 12 apple roses
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


for the spiced simple syrup

  • 100 g fructose
  • 125 mls water
  • 3 rose buds
  • 1 quill cinnamon
  • 6 pods cardamom, lightly crushed

for the apple roses

  • Flour for dusting
  • 1 sheet ready to use puff pastry
  • Vanilla sugar for dusting
  • 3 apples, cored and thinly sliced


  • Place the fructose and water into a sauce pan and place on the stove over a medium temperature
  • Stir until the fructose dissolves and then add the rose buds, cinnamon and cardamom pods
  • Bring to the boil and then set aside to cool

for the apple roses

  • Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
  • Place the puff pastry onto a lightly dusted surface and lightly dust the top with flour
  • Roll out to 2mm thick and cut out rounds to suit your muffin tin
  • Place each disc into a hole of your muffin tin and press it against the sides and the bottom
  • Dust with vanilla sugar
  • Place 3 quarters of your apple slices into the sugar syrup, keeping the larger ones aside
  • Using the larger slices, start creating layers from the outside in
  • The ones next to the pastry must be dry
  • Then use the soaked slices to continue shaping the petals, slightly overlapping each one
  • Once all have been done, brush syrup onto the apples
  • Place into the oven and bake for 30 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and brush more syrup on the apples
  • Remove from the tin and set aside to cool on a wire rack

I am in Johannesburg to celebrate my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. I will be back at work on the 24th of February and will reply to blog comments then.

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16 thoughts on “Apple Roses

  1. Your puff pastry apple roses look fun to make and tasty to eat. I’ve got some frozen puff pastry bouncing about in the freezer that will work perfect for this.
    Toiletry bag, you bet, after 35 years of global business travel, I’m always ready to pack in a flash.

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