Autumn is my favorite time of the year and apple picking is one of my favorite activities. I usually bake apple pies but wanted to try something new this year. I found an apple tartlet recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a try.
- 1 red apple
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (store bought works fine)
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons of Apricot jam
- 1 teaspoons water
Turn on the oven to 375°F/180°C.
Core the apple, cut in half and slice thinly. Place apple slices in a single layer on a plate and microwave on high for about 45 seconds to soften. Cover the plate with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel while rolling pastry. If you prefer, sauté the apples in a single layer in a skillet in a small amount of butter about 30 seconds per side to soften. Remove to a plate. Leave uncovered.
Roll puff pastry sheet to less than 1/8-inch thick. Cut two 3-inch by 12- to 14- inch strips.
Mix apricot jam with a teaspoon of water. Mix and brush apricot jam over dough, sprinkle with cinnamon.
Place the apple slices lengthwise on the long edge of the dough, about ¼-inch above the edge of the dough and overlapped slightly.
Starting from the end, roll the dough to form a rose-shaped pastry.
Seal roll with end of the dough strip. Transfer roses to ramekins.Place ramekins on middle rack of oven. Bake about 45 minutes or until well browned. Remove from oven and place on a baking sheet and cool 5 to 10 minutes.
Serve warm or cool sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar, drizzled with warm caramel topping or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.