Pink Lady Cinnamon Roses

Feel like something nice and sweet!

In these yummy treats, thinly sliced South African Pink Lady apples are microwaved
and then arranged on folded filo pastry, sprinkled with cinnamon, and rolled up.
They are baked for a few minutes until tender – and they end up looking like roses.


Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Serves: 6
A little butter or vegetable oil, for greasing
3 South African Pink Lady apples
2 tbsp lemon juice
6 sheets filo pastry, thawed if frozen
80g butter, melted
6 tbsp apricot jam, warmed
A few pinches of ground cinnamon
Icing sugar, for sprinkling (optional)
1 Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan oven 180°C, Gas Mark 6. Grease 6 holes of a muffin
tin with butter or vegetable oil.
2 Core and thinly slice the apples, putting the slices into a bowl with 300ml justboiled
water with the lemon juice as you do them, so that they don’t brown.
Microwave them on HIGH for 3 minutes to soften. Leave to stand for 5 minutes, then
drain thoroughly.
3 Working on one at a time, brush a sheet of filo pastry with melted butter. Fold it in
half lengthways, then brush the surface with butter and fold in half again
lengthways. Brush with 1 tablespoon of warmed apricot jam. Arrange apple slices
along the top end of each strip with the pink peel uppermost. Sprinkle with a little
cinnamon, then roll up the pastry, so that the apple slices are just enclosed. Scrunch
the pastry base and place in the muffin tin, so that the apples look like roses. Repeat
to make 6 in total.
4 Bake for 20-22 minutes, until the apple slices are browning slightly along their
edges. Cool for a few minutes, then remove from the muffin tins and serve warm,
sprinkled with icing sugar (if using).
Cook’s tip: Make green ‘roses’ with South African Granny Smith or Golden Delicious

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