Apple Roses 苹果玫瑰花
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Serves: makes 6
  • 2 red apples
  • 1 cup water with lemon juice of a ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp apricot jam with 1 tbsp water
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (thaw pastry in the fridge before use)
  • little flour to roll pastry
  • butter for brushing (omitted)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder (omitted)
  • 6 cupcake cases and place into muffin pan
  • some icing sugar for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 200 deg C.
  2. Add the lemon juice to the water. Cut the apples in half with skin on and core them with melon scoop and cut into thin slices, about 2mm.
  3. Place the sliced apples into the bowl of lemon water. Microwave (about 3-4 minutes) until the apples are pliable, soft but not mushy.
  4. Drain the apple slices and dry them with kitchen towel.
  5. Flour a clean surface and roll out the puff pastry to lengthwise, so it becomes longer. Cut into 6 long strips and brush with jam.
  6. Line up the apple slices half up the piece of pastry so that they slightly overlap each other. Fold over the pastry so that the bottom half of the apple slices are covered. Then start rolling up from one side to form a flower and place it into cupcake case.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes until cooked.
  8. Dust with some icing sugar and serve. (please watch the video below)
Recipe by Anncoo Journal at