Beautiful Flower Pastry
This pastry is so pretty and simple.
One package of frozen puff pastry
3 large thin sliced apples, peaches or pears
3 tablespoons apricot preserves with one tablespoon amaretto liquor
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
Get out your silicon cupcake or tart sheets
Defrost the puff pastry
Roll out each rectangle uniformly thin.
Cut each into six equal strips
Melt the apricot jam with the liquor in the microwave for 50 seconds
Paint the jam on the dough strips with a pastry brush
Place the apple slices in the microwave for 45 seconds till they soften
Place one slice at a time on the edge of the strip keeping the skin side of the apple over the edge of the dough
Layer the apples to form a row of overlapping apples
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
Fold the other edge of the dough over the apples leaving the tops of the apples exposed
Start rolling the strips from left to right keeping all the apples inside with one hand
It should look like a flower when you are finished
Place in the silicone cup cake tray
Make sure the end of the dough is sealed
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
Take out of the oven and glaze with the remaining apricot preserves.
These are so pretty and delicious
They aren’t overwhelmingly sweet
My sister sent this to me on face book and so far I have made apple, peach and even eggplant flowers.
The dough burns quickly but make sure it is cooked
If you are using a soft pear or peach , the microwaving is not necessary
I also put a thin layer of cream cheese sprinkled with sugar when I used the peaches and pears.
The eggplant got soft when I salted it and then squeezed it dry.
I used a pizza dough and a tomato sauce then put mozzarella cheese in the middle. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
These are perfect for people who like to play with their food because the layers peel apart.