Apple Rose Tarts
You will need:
4 small apples
2 tbsp melted grass fed butter
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp lime juice
Raspberry jam (about 1 tsp per tart)
Pie crust recipe: https://www.fuelbetter.ca/recipes/paleo-pie-crust
Preheat oven to 325F.
Using a mandolin, thinly slice the apples (with skin on).
Once all the apples are sliced, cut each round in half, so it will double the amount of sliced apples you have.
Place the apples in a large mixing bowl with melted butter, maple syrup and lime juice. Toss to mix and let sit for 3-5 minutes (this will break down the enzymes in the apple and allow you to fold easier). Dont let them sit for too long otherwise they will fall apart when rolling.
While waiting for the apples, prepare your tart shells. In the bottom of each shell, place a tsp of raspberry jam. This will not only add flavour, but help anchor the apple.
Begin by taking one piece of apple, and rolling it to form your centre. Then, layer another apple piece around that one. Continue layering each apple piece until you have formed the size of rose you desire.
Place finished rose into tart shell.
Once you have finished all tart shells, place in oven for 10-15 minutes or until the edges are just turning golden. *Remember, your tart shells are already baked so watch carefully to not burn.
*This recipe makes 5-6 apple tarts depending on how tight you roll or fill the shells.
*There are lots of tutorials online about how to roll an apple rose. I suggest checking it out to help guide you better!
*You can use any apples for this recipe. I used local BC Fuji apples. If you use red apples, they will hold more colour which can be pretty.
*Due to the moisture of the apples, the tarts will soften within a day, so I don't suggest making ahead of time.