Rosey-Posey Puddings, Not Pie!

Rosey-Posey Puddings, Not Pie!

I’ll be the first to admit that what my baking skills offer in taste, they often lack in presentation. And I’ll further admit to liking recipes that are easy and take little time.

So I was delighted when I saw one of these speedy cooking videos that seem to circulate Facebook, one in particular from YouTube channel Tasty that looked good and took about 10 minutes to prepare.

But of course, I had to adapt it (well, I didn’t have half the ingredients, did I?).

For the first Monday Munchies (I think) of 2017 (we’ve only just finished off all the Christmas treats, so I’ve been seriously below par with foodie posts), I present to you…


Which could easily be the name of a celebrity baby…


  • 2 x apples of your choice (I used Braeburns).
  • One pack of ready rolled puff pastry.
  • Clear honey.
  • Currants, or mixed dried fruit (optional).
  • Brown sugar.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Cinnamon.
  • Muffin / cupcake tray.
  • Oven and Microwave.

Cut both apples in half (from the top, through the stalk), then remove core. Lay down an apple half and slice thinly. Your slices should look like little bridges. Repeat with the other halves.


Soak the apple slices in water with a few drops of lemon juice. Microwave for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, roll out your pastry and cut into strips, approx 5cm / 2.5 inches wide. One pack should give you 8 strips.


Spread 1-2 tsp of honey on the bottom of each strip. Drain the apple slices and lay them along the edge of the pastry, slightly overlapping.


Sprinkle currants (or fruit), and some cinnamon (to taste) along the strips. Next, fold each one over to seal in apples and honey.

The broken, first attempt!

Now carefully roll up each strip to create the rose shape. If you’ve not microwaved the apple long enough, it will snap, like my first one did! Needs to be bendy.


Put each rose into a muffin tray section, sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 35-40 mins at Gas Mark 5 (190 C).


And there you have it… a super easy dessert that looks stylish enough to impress most dinner guests! Serve with cream or ice-cream and enjoy!


Image Credits: My own.

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29 thoughts on “Rosey-Posey Puddings, Not Pie!

      1. Oh no, I appreciate you sharing them – just they’ve all just been text, not video, before. You know how brutal Reddit can be… just a little worried I’ll get slated for how bad I am at karaoke!!


    1. Thanks James 🙂 To be fair, most of the time I’m not bothered about looks providing it tastes good – as my nana would have said, “it all goes down the same way!” But every once in a while I like to pretend I could maybe be considered for Bake Off!!

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  1. That looks great, Haylee. A few years ago, my daughter made a bunch of red cupcakes with candy slices that we managed to shape into rose petals. (We used green twizzlers for stems to help the illusion.) This was a mother’s day surprise for my wife.

    This apple-rose-tart recipe looks like something my daughter and I should try out!

    Thanks for sharing this

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    1. It would be great for Mothers’ Day! (Although the cupcakes sound just as amazing!) Hope you get chance to try it – they’re quite sweet, almost a flavour of baklava, but the video I linked has a less sweet version with apricot jam 🙂

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