Mini Apple Rose Pies
16mini pies
16mini pies
  • 1-2 sheets frozen short crust pastry
  • 6 pink lady applesthinly sliced
  • 4tablespoons lemon juiceabout half a lemon
  • 1/2cup brown sugar
  • 3tablespoon Butter
  • 5tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
  1. Chill mini muffin tin in the fridge. Thaw pastry sheets as instructed. Once ready, place on a lightly floured surface; using a 8cm cookie cutter, punch out rounds. Remove muffin tin from fridge. Gently press rounds into each well. Transfer pie crust-lined muffin tin back to fridge to prepare filling.
  2. Core apples. Using a mandoline or a very sharp knife, cut apples into half-moon shapes about 2mm thin. Gently toss apples in lemon juice. Place brown sugar, butter, and jam into a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir and cook until ingredients are melted and combined. Remove from heat. Pour mixture over apples slices. Toss to combine. Set aside for 5 to 10 minutes to allow apples to become pliable. If apples are still not pliable, quickly microwave in 15-second bursts until apples are pliable. Strain apples slices and discard liquid.
  3. To form roses, arrange about 8 apple slices in a straight row, with each slice overlapping one another to create a 12-inch line. Starting with one end, gently roll apples. Transfer rolled apples into pie crust. Repeat rolling apples, until all pie crusts are filled. Heat oven to 180c. Transfer to oven and bake until the crust is golden and apples have cooked, about 30 minutes. If apples start to brown faster than pie crust, lightly place foil on top.