In Tolkien’s Middle-earth Hobbits loved to eat mid-century British comfort foods, one particular treat being apple tarts, so I wanted to make something I imagine Rosie would have baked for Sam. A play on the her name, these Rose Apple Tarts taste like warm apple cinnamon rolls an easy to make treat for your significant other or impromptu dinner guests.
- 1 box refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
- 6 thinly sliced apples
- 1 cup and 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 egg white
- Thinly slice 6 apples, then cut slices in half. Leave the peel on for rose coloring.
- In a medium pot, boil 500 ml of water with 1 cup sugar for 3 minutes to soften apples.
- Using a colander, drain liquid and set apples aside to cool.
- Take pie dough and layout on a cutting board. Cut dough into 1 large rectangle. Then cut your rectangle into 1 inch strips.
- In a small bowl, combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
- In another small bowl, beat egg white until foamy; brush over both sides of pastry strips. Sprinkle the inner side of each strip with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Take your apple slices and lay one over the other onto each strip about 5 slices per strip. Then roll each strip to get your rose and transfer to baking sheet lined with parchment paper or non-stick foil.
- Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!