Saturday, May 2, 2015

Apple Rose Tarts

Aren't these edible flower arrangement gorgeous?  Served them as dessert and I am sure your guests would be wowed by these pretty tarts. They are actually quite easy to make.  I must thank Lorraine of 'Not Quite Nigella' who recently shared this amazing recipe (The Most Magical Apple Flower Tarts). Hop over to her blog to watch her step-by-step video tutorial on making these pretty roses using apple slices.

[Makes 6 tarts]

1 red apple
1 green apple
a large bowl of water with lemon juice (from 1/2 a lemon)
1 tbsp jam mixed with 1 tbsp water
3 tsp almond meal
1 sheet of ready-made puff pastry
a little plain flour to roll the pastry
icing sugar for dusting
6 cupcake cases

  • Place cupcake cases into muffin pan.  Preheat oven to 180 deg C.
  • Cut the apples in half and core them using a melon scoop.  Leave the apple skin on.
  • Using a mandolin, slice the apples.  Then cut them in half.
  • Place the apple slices into the bowl of lemon water.
  • Then microwave the apples until they are pliable (about 4 minutes). Drain the apples and rinse with cold water to cool them.  Dry the apple slices with paper towel.
  • Flour a clean surface and roll out the puff pastry lengthwise so that it becomes longer.  Cut into 6 long strips.  Brush with jam and sprinkle some almond meal over the jam.
  • Line the apple slices on half of the pastry strip so that they slightly overlap each other.  Fold over the pastry to cover the bottom half of the apple slices.
  • Then start rolling up from one end to the other to form a flower.  
  • Place each tart into a cupcake case.  Bake for about 45 minutes until the pastry in the centre is cooked.
  • Dust icing sugar over the tarts and serve with ice cream.

I am submitting this post to the Best Recipes for Everyone - 
May 2015 Event (Theme:  My Favourite Desserts)
Organised by Fion of XuanHom's Mom and
Co-host by Aunty Young


  1. Awesome !
    Hi Veronica,
    yes, I am wowing, when I see this pretty flower apple tart.
    Could you please link it to this month,'s BREE which will start tomorrow. Thank you.

  2. I keep admiring may have pushed me over the edge:)

    1. I believe these pretty tarts will give mom a big smile on Mother's Day next Sunday.

  3. Awesome!!
    Yes, Veronica , I am wowing when I see this pretty flower apple tart.
    Could you pls link it to my blog to support BREE with this month theme of Dessert.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Aunt Young, thanks for the invite. I will surely link this to your blog to show my support :-)

  4. Amazing, what a nice tart, I am sure it taste great too! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hi Sweet family, thanks for dropping by. Appreciate your lovely words.

  5. Thank you so much for being a part of Cook with Me again Veronica! Your apple tarts look amazingly pretty :D

  6. I've seen this video before, will definitely give this a go! They look so cute!

  7. I saw this on youtube too. Yours look simply so pretty to eat. Now should I or should I not grab a pkt of puff pastry.

    1. Hi Edith, they sure look tempting. Go ahead, make some for Mother's Day.

  8. Hi Veronica,
    These are such pretty apple tarts. I have seen these tarts before but never knew it is simple and easy to make until I seen your step by step. Thanks!


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