Good morning and Happy Tuesday! Today we are so excited to be joining so many of our other blogging friends for this years first installment of the Farmhouse Holiday Series! We are sharing our kitchens and a recipe today. I decided to try making some Apple Roses, something I had never made before which made me a little bit nervous but I am so glad I did. They were so much fun to make, and turned out to be quite tasty! They also ended up prettier than I was expecting. Ha! I thought for sure mine would end up shriveling or falling apart so I was so excited when they actually stayed together and looked like roses. I did burn a couple of tips on one of them but it still tasted delicious.
I used this recipe but no one in our family is really a fan of apricots and based on some of the reviews that said they were a little bland I decided to try making a paste that would a more traditional apple pie flavor. I didn’t measure anything, I just melted some butter and then added in brown sugar and cinnamon and mixed it into a thick paste and used that instead of the apricot preserve. Other than that though I just followed the directions from this recipe.
Make sure to let the puff pastry dough thaw and then roll it out (this was before I rolled it).
And here they are!
I always love when a dessert is relatively easy, looks pretty and tastes good! You can’t beat that! I will definitely be making these again!
And here are some pictures of our kitchen. There aren’t any pumpkins yet but I did hang a couple of my wheat wreaths and some fresh hydrangeas as well as a few faux pumpkins. I also brought my copper pitcher and mugs out as they add a bit of a warm fall touch.
Wall Color – Simply White by Benjamin Moore in Eggshell
Trim Color – Simply White by Benjamin Moore in Semi-gloss
Counters – existing but some form of granite
Kitchen Table – Wayfair
Round Back Chairs – World Market
Gold Lantern – Lighting Design (you call one of their showrooms to order)
Wood Bookcase with Glass Doors – Wayfair
Candles – etúHOME
and our featured guest this week, Michael from Inspired by Charm