Elegant Apple Rose Tart

Cooking

I saw a photo for an apple rose tart and was blown away. It looked so pretty! I decided to make one for my family.

Looking at the photo I must say I was intimidated. Swirling sliced apples into roses could not be easy. This would surely be a show stopper if I could pull it off.

The recipe, which can be found at: http://www.purewow.com/recipes/gluten-free-apple-rose-tart?media=print, is officially called Gluten-Free Apple Rose Tart. I changed the crust from a pecan crust to a Graham Cracker Crust. The crust recipe I used can be found at: http://www.crazyforcrust.com/perfect-graham-cracker-crust/. I made the baked version of the crust.

The graham cracker crust was super easy. The cinnamon custard for the apple rose tart was also super easy to make. The apple roses were a little challenging but not impossible. The main advice I would give for making the roses is to be sure the apples are sliced super thin. Also, I poured off all the lemon water from the soaking apples and made two batches of 1 cup each to heat instead of just one cup. In this way, I split the apples in two batches so they could be fully covered in the liquid and soften faster.

If choosing to make this dessert, the roses will look their freshest if made not too far in advance of serving. The crust and custard can be made, assembled, and chilled in advance. A topping of whipped cream might also be a nice touch. As always, Bon Appetit!