Apple Blossom

Apples are one of the best fruits that Fall has to offer! Pears and pomegranates are also a favorite around here! In fact, I cannot manage to keep a basket of pears in the house for more than a day or two before they disappear. The truth is that 80% of the year I do not care for apples. I rarely eat them. They are flavorless and I don’t know…boring. But Fall apples?! Fall apples are another story. They are sweet and juicy and packed with flavor. I could eat them every day and I love them in Fall desserts. My favorite are pink lady apples!

This Apple blossom is not only delicious, it is also really easy and pretty too! You will only need a few ingredients:

  • Pastry dough
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon-Sugar

Begin by peeling your apple. Cut out the core. With a peeler cut very thin slices of apple. I peeled and sliced 1 small apple in this blossom.

Toss your apples slices with the 1 tablespoon of melted butter and the cinnamon sugar. Make sure the apples are well-coated.

Slice your pastry dough length wise in 1.33 inch strips. Use a pizza cutter and a clean ruler for a precise strip.

Lay your cinnamon-sugar apples across each strip of dough. Do not layer it more than two pieces of apple thick. Lay the apples so that they are the same direction as the strip, and not sticking out over the top or bottom of your strips.

Begin rolling your strip (loosely) with the apples in the middle. When you have finished one row, pick it up and set it on top of the next strip. Keep rolling until you have used up all of your pastry dough strips.

It will look almost like a flower when you are done (see above photo). Place the pastry into a pie pan and bake at 390° F (200° C) for 15 minutes. It should be golden brown when it is done and cooked all the way through. Make sure you do not roll your layers too tight, or the inner layers will not cook completely. If your strips are too tall (more than 1.33 inches wide), it will take longer to cook the center of the pastry.

Remove from oven and allow it to cool slightly before serving!

Enjoy! It is a wonderful Fall breakfast treat with a hot cappuccino.

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