Don’t smack me, I wasn’t going to say Christmas. Honest! I was thinking more along the lines of this:
Thanksgiving is such a fun season and along with friends and family–the price of butter finally comes down!
Speaking of baking, it’s one of the favorite past times of the season. I’ll be trying a new recipe I just discovered and wanted to share it here–to get that baking mood buttered up.
Apple Roses (h/t Betty Crocker)
Roses never smelled—or tasted—so sweet! Our apple crescent rose pastries are ready in 45 minutes and are a delicious addition to any brunch.
- Prep Time 20 min
- Total Time 45 min
- Servings 9
3 medium apples
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Flour, for sprinkling
- 1 roll Pillsbury™ Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Heat oven to 400°F. Grease or spray 9 regular-size muffin cups.
- Wash and core apples. Thinly slice each one, leaving the peel on.
- In 2-quart saucepan, heat 4 cups water, 4 tablespoons sugar and the lemon juice to boiling. Add the apple slices; boil about 3 minutes or until apples are soft. You want to be easily able to bend them without breaking.
- Drain apples, and place on paper towels to dry and cool completely.
- Sprinkle flour on work surface, and roll out dough sheet. Sprinkle 5 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon on surface of dough. Using pastry cutter (or pizza cutter), cut dough into 9 (1-inch) strips.
- Arrange cooled apple slices end to end down each strip. Carefully roll up each strip, and place in muffin cup.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until nicely golden. Remove from pan, and cool on cooling rack. Serve and enjoy!
- If you are unable to find the dough sheet, you can use regular crescent roll dough; just press perforations to seal seams while rolling out.
Drizzle with caramel, or sprinkle with more cinnamon and sugar for added goodness.
What’s your favorite recipe of the season?