Caramel apple roses – Edible roses that not only look pretty but also taste delicious. Better yet, a generous addition of caramel sauce and a hint of ground cinnamon make these apple roses a moreish dessert. Without a doubt, these are a dessert-lover’s dream!
I love roses. In fact, they are my most favorite flowers on the planet. Now, who doesn’t like them? So, creating these gorgeous caramel apple roses was indeed so much fun. And surprisingly easy.
Crispy puff pastry, sweet apples and decadent caramel – sounds insanely delicious, doesn’t it? But the good news is you don’t have to spent hours in the kitchen to create these pretty masterpieces. Perfect caramel and the right technique of folding the puff pastry are the secrets to these fabulous caramel apple roses.
And hey, read on to learn all the tips and tricks to create your own perfect roses. Watch the video and fuel up your creativity!
Alright, let’s talk about roses today. I mean, these caramel apple roses.
I used store bought puff pastry in this recipe. Well, if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous and want to make your own pastry, go for it. But, on the other hand, store bought puff pastry is the “easy version” for these apple roses.
Next the apples. Choose sweet ones for this dessert. Slice them as thin as possible. Thin slices cook really quick in the microwave. If you don’t want to use the microwave, cook them on the stovetop. But make sure you don’t overcook them and make mushy apple puree. Remember the slices must remain intact.
In order to add a wow factor to these apple roses, I decided to add something that I really love – caramel. Ooey gooey caramel literally adds that next level of decadence to this dessert.
But, if you’re thinking whipping up the perfect caramel is impossible, trust me, it’s super simple. Just be careful not to burn the caramel. And your hands, obviously. Again, make this salted caramel sauce for an interesting twist. (Click here to get the recipe).
Now all you need to do is cut the puff pastry sheets into wide strips, spread with caramel sauce, arrange apple slices, fold and roll the pastry to create the dream roses. Finally, bake. Make sure the pastry is cooked through before you remove them from the oven.
So, what do you think about these caramel apple roses? Pretty, delicious, easy. These certainly tick all the boxes. Without a doubt, these are the perfect roses for your mom this Mother’s Day.
A very happy Mother’s Day to all amazing moms out there! Have a lovely weekend!
- ¼ cup water
- ½ cup granulated sugar (caster sugar)
- ¼ cup heavy cream (thickened cream)
- 25 g unsalted butter
- 2 medium- sized apples
- 2 cups water
- Half of 1 lemon
- 2 puff pastry sheets, thawed
- 2 tbsp ground cinnamon (cinnamon powder)
- Place water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. When sugar dissolves, the mixture will start to bubble up. Do not stir. The color of the mixture will turn brown. This will take a few minutes. Once the mixture is caramelized (gets caramel color), remove from heat.
- Add in cream, stirring continuously, until well combined. Add butter, and place pan over low heat. Cook, stirring continuously, for 1-2 minutes until butter is melted and the mixture is heated through. Remove from heat. Leave to cool. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 180C / 375F. Grease a 6-hole muffin tin. Set aside.
- Cut the apples into halves, and remove the core. Cut each half into paper thin slices. Set aside.
- Pour water into a large microwave safe bowl. Squeeze the lemon into the bowl. Discard the seeds. Place the apple slices in the bowl. Make sure the apple slices are covered with water. (Alternatively, place apple and water- lemon mixture over medium heat. Cook apples, for 2-3 minutes or until tender). Microwave for 3 minutes. Drain. Set aside.
- Placed the puff pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface, and roll out slightly. Cut each sheet into 4 rectangles.
- Spread each rectangle with about 2 tbsp caramel sauce. Arrange apple slices overlapping each other on the top part of the puff pastry. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Fold up the bottom part of the pastry.
- Starting from one end, carefully roll the pastry to form rose-shaped pastries. Seal the edge at the end, and place in the muffin tin. Repeat with the rest of the pastry and apple slices.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.