A bite-size apple pie in the shape of a rose --- so stinkin' cute ya don't want to eat 'em.
What you will need:
* Favorite pie crust, rolled out and cut into strips
* Thinly sliced apples simmered in apple juice for 10+ minutes to soften/cook slightly
* Mini-cupcake pan
Here is the process:
|Cut a red apple in fourths, core, slice thinly (or use a mandolin).|
|Place apples in saucepan, cover with apple juice, simmer for 10 minutes or so till pliable.|
|Roll out pie dough, cut in strips, sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture.|
|The 'roses' were placed in a mini-cupcake pan to hold the 'roll' in place while baking. |
Bake at 350 degrees for half an hour or so until pie dough is fully cooked.
|Gilding the lily, errrr rose. Reduce the leftover apple juice to a syrupy consistency, brush it on the tips of the baked apple, then sprinkle with sugar for a sparkly-glistening touch. Apple rose in front is plain while rose in back is 'gilded'.|
Enjoy your apple pie, one rose bite at a time...