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Beautiful Flower Pastry

Flower Pastry IMG_2608 IMG_2643

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

Cinnamon sugar

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.

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