These single serving apple pies require few ingredients and create a beautiful dessert which everyone is sure to enjoy. You don’t need to be a chef to bake these deliciously tempting roses.
The hardest part of this is the tiresome process of thinly slicing apples, this can be made much easier by using a mandolin however. This makes 6 pies in total. Make this recipe your own by adding some of your own flavours, why not swap out the maple syrup with homemade raspberry jam or add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a more festive taste.
- 2 x Pink Lady Apples
- 1 x Sheet Pre-Rolled Puff Pastry
- 4 x Tablespoons of Granulated Sugar
- 1 x Teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 1 x Tablespoon of Maple Syrup
- Non Stick Spray or knob of Butter
Spray a 6 hole muffin tray with non stick spray or use a knob of butter to generously coat the insides so nothing sticks. Set aside.
Cut the apples in half and core them. Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, slice your apples very thin. You should end up with half moon shapes.
Place them in a large glass bowl and sprinkle 2 tables spoons of your sugar over them. Gently mix with a rubber spatula until they’re evenly coated.
Microwave the bowl of apples for 90 seconds and set them aside for 10 minutes to cool completely.
Transfer your apple slices to a strainer and place that above the bowl they were previously in to capture all the juices. Set aside. (You want the juices later)
Prepare your sheet of puff pastry, you may need a sprinkle of flour to prevent it from sticking to all of your surfaces.
Using a rolling pin, make sure your sheet is in a large rectangle. (About 30cm x 22cm)
Cut the dough using a pizza cutter or sharp knife into 5cm wide strip, you will get 6 in total.
In a separate bowl mix together your other 2 tables spoons of sugar with the teaspoon of cinnamon and combine.
Grab your strip and spoon the mixture over each strip, all the way along. Arrange the slices of apple on the top edge of the dough. The flat side should be in the middle of the dough strips, lengthways, and then overlap the slices until they’re all the way along. The skin side should be poking out of the dough to create your rose.
Once your apples are on the strip, fold up the bottom of the dough, so there is a good amount on each side of the apple slices.
Starting at one end, roll up the pastry like a snail and once fully rolled up, seal the edge by pressing the dough between your fingers.
Place your rose in the greased muffin tray and repeat with the other 5 strips of dough.
Once they’re all done, add you tray to the fridge and preheat your oven to 190°c.
Once ready, bake for 40 minutes or until light golden brown. After 25 minutes, cover with tin foil to prevent getting them too dark at this stage.
Whilst your apple pie roses are baking, grab your bowl of apple juices from earlier and mix in the maple syrup. Microwave for 90 seconds, stir and set aside.
After the 40 minutes, remove your mini pies and brush them generously with the syrup mixture. Make sure to use it all.
Return to the oven for another 5 – 10 minutes or until golden and delicious.
Serve warm with a drop of honey, caramel sauce, pouring cream or custard and enjoy.