The ever so popular apple blossoms have been the internet (food) craze for the past few years and if you can believe it, I’ve never actually made them (well that’s before this past weekend’s dinner party that I held)! My first attempt at these show-stopping beauties was a huge success and I can’t say enough good things about this apple blossom dessert (that I drenched in rum caramel sauce). They were the perfect size for an individual serving and not too heavy after a big dinner party. These little treats looked stunning with a lovely combination of buttery pastry, baked apples and rich rum caramel sauce. You can make them ahead of time so you don’t have to stress-out while entertaining your guests and did I say how beautiful they looked?! At the end of the night there wasn’t one apple blossom left. I guess my guests would say they enjoyed them too 😉
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I know this dessert can come off as being a little intimidating for the at home cook/baker but I promise they aren’t hard to do, and with a few helpful hints you’ll be a pro at mastering the apple blossom.
Tips for Making the Perfect Apple Blossom
- Buy the right Apple!! If you don’t already know this, there are a lot of apples that handle heat differently making some better for sauces, baking pies and for just plain eating. You want to look for Baldwin, Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Mutsu (Crispin), Northern Spy, or Pink Lady (Cripps Pink) for this recipe.
- Make sure when slicing your apples to keep the slices consistent in size. This will help while you are boiling the apples, and it will also help when you are rolling the apples up into blossoms. Also, the thinner the apple slices the better.
- Always, always lightly boil the apple slices to soften them. This will make rolling the apples into roses easier as the apples won’t break.
- Place muffin cups into your muffin tins so you can easily remove your apple blossoms without breaking them.
- For a pretty top, broil the tops of the blossoms for a minute to crisp up the apple slices, but watch them carefully so you don’t burn them.
I love this dessert paired with rum caramel sauce as it adds a bit of sophistication for a dinner party, but could easily go with a scoop of your favourite ice-cream.
With the holiday season fast approaching these apple blossoms will make a beautiful ending to your next dinner party. I hope you’ll get a little adventurous in the kitchen and try them out!
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