Apple Rose Tarts

These apple rose tarts look adorable and are super easy to make. They do take a while to make, but it is definitely worth it.

For my tarts, I chose to use honey crisp apples, but other apples work too. If you want it to resemble a rose more, try to use an apple with red peel. For the crust I just used a simple pie crust recipe. You can find mine here. If you’re using store bought pie crust, remember to blind bake it first. I served these tarts with some caramel and it was perfect as it balanced out the tartness of the apples.

[ingredients]

  • 2 honey crisp apples
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

[method]

    Core your apples, then slice them into halves then quarters. Take one quarter and slice it thinly. You want to have slices of all sizes so when you assemble the roses, it’ll be easier.
    Place all your apple slices into a bowl and add in all the other ingredients. Mix well, then heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. You only want the apples to get a bit soft so don’t overheat them.
    Preheat your oven to 395° F or 200° C. It will take a while for you to make the roses, so if you want to conserve energy, preheat your oven halfway through making the roses.
    Grab your pre-baked tart shells and start assembling your rose. Start from the outside and work your way in. Take a larger slice and place it cut side down so the the skin is pointing up. Take another piece and place it in the same orientation overlapping the previous one by a bit. Once you get to the center, take one tiny slice and roll it up with your fingers then place it into the middle carefully.
    Place the individual tarts into a baking sheet and bake them in the oven for 13-16 minutes. Once the tarts are done baking, take them out of the oven and let them cool off a bit before removing them from the pans.
    You can serve them as is or drizzle on some caramel for some extra flavour.
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