Sunday, 11 October 2015

Apple Roses

Have you seen that fun apple roses tutorial doing the rounds? Well, this weekend I decided we NEEDED them. With custard. Have a look and tell me you don't want them, too...

Here's the method I used because - easy as it seems - they did take a little more effort than the video would have you think. They're still a quick and impressive treat though, and I would make them again but with a few tweaks next time (see below).

For 6 apple roses, you will need:

1 sheet of JusRol ready-rolled puff pastry
2 sharp, red apples, such as Braeburns
Juice of half a lemon
A sprinkling of cinnamon
A nice jam - they used apricot but I used raspberry - watered down slightly
A dusting of icing sugar

The video is so clear I don't need to write the method, but here's a few words of advice from me...


* The video appears to use just one apple for six roses, however I needed 2 apples. This means I had to up the time to 6 minutes in the microwave in order for the slices to be soft enough to roll.

* Don't do what I did and try to get more than six slices out of the sheet of puff pastry! They are better wider, the apple just slips out if they're too narrow.

* Next time, I'll peel the apples. These were nice except for the skin sticking in the back of your throat and AJ didn't like the texture at all. If you're sprinkling with icing sugar I can't see it making much difference anyway!

* Enjoy warm with vegan custard or ice cream. Deeelish!

Tasty Tuesdays on


  1. I've seen this going round and they look amazing. I need to make them! Yours look beautiful. Do come and add them to #freefromfridays

    1. Would love to know if you think they need the same adjustments as I did! I will pop along now, thanks for reading :-) Amy xx

  2. Wow Wow Wow! I've no idea where I've been but this is the first time I've seen these and they look amazing. Like you, I'm going to HAVE to try them. Thank you for sharing your tips from your experience of making them. #FoodPornThursdays
    Angela x
    Only Crumbs Remain

    1. Would love to know what you think! I also saw someone make potato and garlic versions - amazing! Thanks for reading :) Amy xx

  3. They look gorgeous and they sound even better, especially paired with the custard! Delish!

    1. Oh yes, love a bit of cold custard (my husband thinks that's a bit weird) Thanks for reading! Amy xx

  4. I saw this on facebook the other day and have shared it. I think it is genius! I have pinned it too! :)

    1. I wonder who thinks of these things, I imagine them to have really massive brains and a house full of wonderful contraptions!!