Gluten and dairy free friends.. have I got a dessert for you. These scrumptious apple rosettes are served with vanilla bean, coconut milk ice cream. Creamy, crispy and cinnamony. Ok, that may not be a word but it remains accurate description. All that and they are beautiful too. They are sure to impress a crowd!
1 Batch of Gluten Free Pie Dough
4 Large Apples (I like tart apples like Granny Smith)
Juice of Half a Lemon
2 Tablespoons of Apricot Preserves (thinned with a little hot water)
4 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
4 Tablespoons of Chopped Pecans
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon of Butter Substitute
Peel and core your apples then slice thinly creating round slices. Cut the slices in half creating semicircles. Place your apple slices in a bowl and toss with the lemon juice.
Heat the butter substitute in a small skillet over medium heat and quickly saute your apples for 2 minutes. You want them just pliable enough to roll up.
Roll your pie dough (or puff pastry if you are not gluten free) onto floured surface and cut into 2 and half inch wide strips approximately 6 inches long. This will create a bottom band to secure the apples. Brushed the thinned apricot preserves on one side of your dough.
Begin laying your apples out on the top half of the puff pastry strip leaving approximately and inch and quarter at the bottom. The flat side of the slice faces down leaving the rounded edge at the top to create the petals. You will want to layer your apples so that each slice cover half of the previous slice.
Once your apples are arranged, sprinkle them with brown sugar, cinnamon and the pecans. Fold the bottom portion of your dough up over the apples. This should leave half of your apple slice visible above the pastry.
Now carefully roll your apple/ pastry dough, tightly creating a rosette. Place in a greased muffin pan. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes until dough is set and apples are tender.
Garnish with more cinnamon or confections sugar. Serve with coconut milk ice cream!
Yields: 6+ depending on apples
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