Rose Apple Tartlets Recipe

Try these gorgeous tartlets even if you're a novice baker. They are impressive yet surprisingly easy to make.


Prep Time

30 minutes

Cooking Time

45 minutes



Recipe Ingredients

  • 1x 400g frozen puff pastry roll, thawed
  • 2 – 3 SPAR Freshline red apples
  • 45 ml SPAR lemon juice
  • 15 ml SPAR cake wheat flour, to sprinkle on the counter
  • 60 ml SPAR smooth apricot jam
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • SPAR icing sugar for decorating

Recipe Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 C.
  2. Fill a microwave proof bowl with some water and the lemon juice. Cut the apples in half, remove the core and cut the apples in paper thin slices. Leave the peel on so it will give the red colour to your roses. Place the sliced apples in the bowl with lemon and water to stop them browning.
  3. Microwave the apples in the bowl, for about 3 minutes, to make them slightly softer. If you prefer, you can also simmer the apple slices in the water in a small pan on the stove top.
  4. Unroll the puff pastry. Using a rolling pin roll the pastry a little thinner but keeping a rectangular shape. Cut the dough in 6 strips of about 5 cm x 22 cm.
  5. Spread the apricot jam on the strips of pastry.
  6. Drain the apple slices.
  7. Place the apples on the top of a strip of pastry with the curved sides of the apple uppermost and slightly overlapping each slice. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.
  8. Fold up the bottom part of the dough. Carefully roll, seal the edge and place in a greased muffin cup.
  9. Do the same for all 6 roses. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, until fully cooked.

Hints & Tips

: Make sure the pastry is fully cooked on the inside before removing the roses from the oven! If after 30 minutes the apples on top look fully cooked, move the pan to a lower rack in the oven, and wait for 10-15 more minutes to avoid undercooking the puff pastry. These are best enjoyed warm straight out of the oven with dollops of SPAR cream or lashings of SPAR custard.