Treat your sweetie to a dozen apple roses!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Sweep your sweetheart off his or her feet with a dozen edible roses.
These Pink Lady® Sweetie Pies look intricate but don’t let that intimidate you. Even novice bakers can pull off this impressive-looking dessert without much effort.
What do I need to make apple roses?
You don’t need any special baking skills to make apple roses, but a few tools are necessary. You’ll need a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make mini pie shells that form the outer petals of each rose. A mandolin slicer is not required, but highly recommended! A mandolin slicer will thinly slice your apples with ease. You can use a knife, it’ll just take a little more time and precision. You’ll also need a cupcake tin and some parchment paper.
As for ingredients, there are just a few of them! First, you’ll need a few apples. Pink Lady® apples are perfect for making apple roses because they have a beautiful blush pink peel that is simply stunning. Pink Lady® apples are great for baking because they have a nice crunch to them, meaning they can withstand the baking process without becoming too mushy. To accomplish a beautiful apple rose, you’ll want an apple that will bake up sweet but keep its form. Pink Lady® apples are the ones for the job!
In addition to apples, you’ll need half a lemon, pie dough, and cinnamon sugar. A store-bought pie dough is fine. Choose one that you can roll out yourself, not one that is already crimped and in a pie pan. You’ll typically find roll out pie doughs near the pre-made cookie doughs.
How do I make apple roses?
Watch this quick video tutorial to see just how easy it is to make apple roses.
Pink Lady® Sweetie Pies are great for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, anniversaries, or just because. Your sweetheart will love receiving them any time of year!