Making desserts that look as good as they taste can be a tall order if you aren’t a professional pastry chef. They say that baking isn’t an art but rather a science. And not everyone wants to wear a lab coat in the kitchen.
With that said, there are some tips and tricks that can turn any oven into what seems like a magic-baking machine. One of those tricks? Using puff pastry dough to cheat a little bit.
Since you don’t have to worry about making the dough from scratch, you can spend all of your time dreaming up creative ways to use it.
However, if you’re looking for ideas, why not try these adorable baked apple rose bites? The recipe utilizes the puff pastry dough, fresh apple slices, and of course, plenty of cinnamon sugar.
The result might look a little daunting for an amateur baking, but by watching the video below, you’ll see that the recipe is easy enough for a child to do!
In fact, this recipe is a fun activity for the whole family. Baked apple rose bites are almost as fun to make as they are to eat (almost).
Learn how to make these pretty little pastries by watching the video and find the recipe below.
- 1 box puff pastry sheets
- 3 apples
- 1 lemon
- to taste cinnamon sugar
- to taste butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Thinly slice apples, then use a piping tip to core the slices.
- Pour water into a mixing bowl and squeeze in juice from the lemon. Place the apples in the water to prevent browning, then microwave for 45 seconds.
- Slice sheet of puff pastry dough into 3 sections using a pizza cutter.
- Brush a slice of pastry dough with melted butter, then sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top before layering the apple slices along the upper half.
- Fold the bottom half of the dough over the apples so they're enclosed, and brush the top with melted butter again. Add more cinnamon sugar.
- Roll up the dough like a burrito to make a rose shape at the top. Repeat until there are enough to fill a muffin tray.
- Bake for 45 minutes and enjoy!
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