Foodie Friday: Apple Roses

More food to roll up!

I love when food is fun and creative to make. Last week was all about the cucumber roll ups. This week, let’s take it up a notch and make an easy dessert – Apple Roses.

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I found this recipe from Cooking with Manuela and she even includes a short tutorial video:

Adorable aren’t they? I attempted to make these before and made the mistake of not cutting the slices as thin as possible. I got a little lazy and figured the warm lemon water mix would make it flexible enough. No my friend, follow the directions as so and it will come out perfect like these!

Just as the cucumber roll ups were versatile, so are these. You can use peach preserves instead of apricot or little to no confectioner’s sugar. Puff pastry however, is a mandatory base. Any other crust (i.e. pie crust) will not work as flexible or be as rectangular to cut evenly.

Have fun with this recipe and show these beauties off to your friends! When they are all aligned together on a serving dish, they are *so* pretty. 🙂

Bon appetit!

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Card of the Week – Apples Galore

For the longest time, I only ate green apples. I would have debates about green apples being better than red apples. Green ones were sweeter and crunchier. Period. Others insisted the red ones were the best but I never had one that was good.

One day, my friend offered me this huge apple that she bought from Whole Foods. Starving from the lack of breakfast that day, I took it, ate it and LOVED it! It was a Honeycrisp apple – so sweet, crunchy and juicy. And it was red.

Since then, I’ve experimented with many varieties of apples:

  • Braeburn
  • Fuji (the “cheaper Honeycrisp” in my opinion 😉
  • Gala
  • Golden Delicious
  • Granny Smith
  • Honeycrisp (of course)
  • Kiku
  • Piñata
  • Pink Lady
  • Red Delicious

Who knew there were these many and MORE delicious apples out there in the world?! And they all aren’t green either 😉

In honor of the apple variety, I decided to make a card dedicated to an apple celebration!

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Give this card for a simple hello, congratulations, thank you, or for sweet encouragement. The card comes blank with a matching envelope and mixed apples for no controversy. 🙂

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Buy one for $2.25 by clicking this link and share some apples!

Mini-Challenge
It’s still apple season – buy a new type of apple for a friend (or a favorite teacher) and see if it will be a new fav of theirs!