Friday, 17 January 2014

Rose Apple Pie Bites

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
     *  Sugar/cinnamon
     *  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.

Not the best photo as this is when all my 'experimenting' came into play and I put the camera down.
I ended up sprinkling the cinnamon/sugar onto the dough strips, then placed the apples (which were drained, dried and cooled)  side by side (with no overlap) and a bit of dough at the end to finish the wrap. Start at one end and roll the apple/dough. It is a bit messy, go slow. This when you realize the importance of slicing the apples super thin. 

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...

1 comment:

  1. Such pretty pictures and such yummy roses. That was a fabulous tea party!