Sunday, May 10, 2015

Apple Roses for Mother's Day

Apple Roses 
Mother's Day

I have seen many things on Pinterest that just keep popping up and if I see it enough I start wanting to try it.  These beautiful Apple Roses were made by my sweet Tiffany and I on Mother's Day. I am so delighted with how they turned out that I simply had to share them my blogger friends.  If we can make these lovely desserts then I just know you can too and I will show you how...

Apples Roses
Makes 12

Materials you will need

Muffin Pan
Large Bowl
Cutting Board
One Small bowl
One Large Pot
Rolling Pin


Puff Pastry
4 or 5 Large Apples
8 Small Apples
Apricot Marmalade
1 Lemon
Cinnamon Sugar
Powdered Sugar

1.) Wash your apples and fill your bowl with water and add the juice of one lemon.  Be care not to get the seeds in the water. 

2.) Then you need to cut up the apples.  To do this cut them in half.  Then cut out the core and make sure you get the tips at the top and bottom of each apple. 

3.) Slice them very thin and place them in the bowl of water with lemon juice. 

4.) Now you cook the apples to make them flexible.  There are two options here, you can microwave them for approximately 4 minutes or you can cook them on the stove top in boiling water until they are nice and soft. 

We put them in a pot on the stove and we were very pleased with the results.  If you have a low power microwave the stove top is the best way to cook them. 

While you are waiting for the apples to cook you can get the marmalade and the puff pastry ready. Also, now is a good time to preheat the oven to 375.

5.)  In a small bowl mix 3 parts marmalade with  2 parts water.  I used 3 tablespoons of marmalade and 2 tablespoon water.  

6.) Microwave the marmalade for 30 seconds and mix well. 

Now for the pastry...

6.) Open pastries and lay a sheet out on a surface with flour on it.  Flour the top and use a rolling pin to roll it out thin.  then cut it into 6 strips measuring about 3 inches wide each. 

Make sure your apples are cooked and pull them off the stove.  Let them cool for a few minutes and get them out and place them back into your big bowl. 

7.)  Take one strip of pastry and cover the top with a thin layer of the marmalade.   Lay the apple pieces in a line across the pastry with the red skin above the pastry line (see photos).  Then fold the bottom edge up and over the apples about half the way up, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and  and roll it up.  Then place in your muffin pan. 

Note: I have nonstick muffin pans and I did not need to use cooking spray but if you think you need use just a little. 

8.)  Place your pastries in the oven at 375  for approx. 45 minutes.  Check on the periodically. 

When they are cooled you can sprinkle them with powder sugar if you desire. 

Then sit back and enjoy...

Great with a nice cuppa tea...

A word about the recipe.  When I looked up this recipe there were so many people that had posted these and Tiffany and I kind of followed them but we tweaked it so that it worked for us. 

I just had to share my Mother's Day gift from my husband and my sweet girls.  For well over 18 years I have wanted a KitchenAid Mixer and I so wanted a pink one...

And here she is along with my new chalkboard jars. 

Isn't she beautiful...

These jars are the best.

Also in my photos today I am sharing some beautiful vintage doilies.

Happy Mother's Day 
from Tea Cottage Pretties

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Thank you ladies, I am delighted!!!


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  1. Happy Mother's Day Beverly!! Those apple roses look so pretty and delicious! I bet y'all had a good time making them with that FABULOUS PINK Kitchen Aid mixer!! You lucky girl! So happy you had a great day!
    Hugs to you!

    1. Dearest Doni, thank you so much for visiting and Happy Mother's Day to you. You know Tiffany and I had a marvelous time making them. I am so very blessed to have such a sweet daughter to do these things with and have so much fun. The apple roses turned out beautiful and the best part is they taste so good. My husband loved them!!!! So they were a big success and now I have something new to make for my tea parties. Okay I say that like I actually have a lot tea parties but in my mind. Hugs, Beverly

  2. Hello Beverly,
    It sounds like you had a nice Mother's Day. I love the apple roses you made with your daughter, they are so pretty. I love the mixer and jars too. Thanks for sharing this recipe too.
    Julie xo

    1. Hello Julie, as always thank you ever so kindly for visiting me and for your sweet comments. We had so much fun making the roses. Don't you just love it when something actually turns out right. I can't tell you how many failed projects I have had in my lifetime. Thank you again and big hugs, Beverly

  3. How incredibly beautiful! This really has to be one of the loveliest looking desserts I've ever laid eyes on. Thank you for sharing this culinary work of art with us, sweet Beverly.

    I hope that you had a Mother's Day that was every bit as marvelous as you are!

    Tons of gentle hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Awwwww Jessica you are too kind. Thank you so much for coming by and for your sweet comments. I have missed you my friend and I finally had some time on my hands so I had to visit your blog. You write so very well and your blog is just so very lovely. You just make me smile and I hope you know that you do. Gentle hugs, Beverly

  4. Absolutely beautiful! I just love that you did this recipe. I've seen it as well and think it looks like it would be fantastic. So glad you shared it with us at the What to do Weekends party!
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

    1. Theresa, thank you so very much for your sweet comment and for visiting me here at Tea Cottage Pretties. I love What to do Weekends but lately I have not had much to share so when I got this post done I ran right over to show it off. Thank you so much, Beverly

  5. I also wanted a pink one! I caved and we bought the white one, instead. :) Yours looks lovely! Thanks so much for stopping by my Let's Talk Vintage post today!

    1. Jillian, it is very hard to go with a color because you know you are going to have this for a long time and it isn't cheap either. I reasoned that I will always like pink and I can manage to have a little in my kitchen no matter what so that it always blends in with the decor. At least I hope that is the case. I thought about white and the stainless one but I just had to have the pink. May I never live to regret it. teehee Hugs, Beverly

  6. Beverly, these look as gorgeous as they look delicious! I have got to try them. Your vintage linens are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you this week.

    1. Hello Jann, and a big happy Springtime to you. Thank you so much. Tiffany and I had so much fun making them and well making memories too. I want my girls to grow up with beautiful memories and these types of projects are just the ticket. We had a blast and they were so good as well. Even my DH loved them and made a big fuss over them. Awww they were the best. Hugs, Beverly

  7. Hi Beverly, I'm back! Theresa from Shoestring Elegance and The "What to do Weekends" Party popping by to let you know that we will be featuring your Apple Rose dessert tonight @ the new party! Congratulations and thanks for sharing with us!

    1. Hello Theresa and oh my goodness, thank you so much for the feature!!! I am over the moon tickled pink. I added you featured button to my page. Hugs, Beverly PS I Love, love, love your wreath.

  8. Yummy and beautiful! You are a genius in the kitchen, too!

  9. This looks SO pretty and SO delicious!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    1. And thank you for visiting us!! Enjoyed my visit at J&J's and all the lovely shares!!! Hugs, Beverly

  10. Hi Beverly,
    This would be perfect for fall also. They look so yummy and too pretty to eat. Lol!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    We hope to see you again.
    Enjoy the end of the week and weekend.
    Julie xo

    1. Thank you ever so kindly Julie. My daughter and I had so much fun making these and they turned out just beautiful. The best part is that they were delicious. Thank you so much for inviting me and I was happy to share them. Hugs, Beverly


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