I cannot believe Memorial Day is this weekend! I feel like Memorial Day is the kick-off to summer. With the sun shining bright, cookouts happening, warm weather and so many great summer feels happening. I love Memorial day weekend, for the same reason I love July 4th! Its warm and always full of family time. Whenever I think of my favorite summer memories, they usually stem around this weekend.
Last year, was the first year we had been back in our home town, so we weren't totally sure what exactly we should do. The previous years we spent them in Boston, watching the fireworks over the river. It was truly magical. So this year, being that we've been here for a little bit and have our own house, we are planning a fun - small BBQ with our family. Nothing major, just some Hots and Hams on the grill with freshly squeezed lemonade and of course... DESSERT! Below I created the most adorable little apple-pie tarts that are sure to steal the show! I mean, what says America like an apple-pie? Haha. Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful long weekend!
PS. Send me your pics if you end up making these! I'd love to see how they turn out for you!
Okay lets get started!
First, lets start with cutting the apples in half, then make smaller slices. Place them in a bowl with lemon juice and water, microwave on high for 3 minutes. This process makes the apples soft so it'll be easier to roll. While those are microwaving, apply a tablespoon of the jam onto the pie pieces, along with nutmeg and turbino sugar.
Once the apples are warm and soft, start layering them on one side of the pie crust with the apples hanging off just a little, so when we roll them, they will make that rose-effect. Make sure to overlap the apples slightly on one corner of the apples.
Once the apples are on the crust, flip the opposite side of the dough over to cover the bottom of the apples. Then the rolling process begins! Start by grabbing one side of the dough and roll (like you would be if you were making crescents!)
Place all finished rose tartelettes on a baking sheet (or a cupcake pan, some do this to ensure the roses don't fall apart while baking!) Whisk your one egg and do an egg-wash to the pastry. Place your roses into a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Once they have been removed and cooled, add a sprinkling of powdered sugar, if you would like it to be a tab-bit sweeter! Enjoy your apple-rose bouquets!
1. Cut your apples in half, then make very small slices
2. Add your water and lemon juice to your apples, microwave for 3 minutes (this makes the apples soft so you can roll
3. In the meantime, take your pie crusts out. Lay them flat on your counter and cut them into 4 length-wide pieces (if
you get the crust that is round, I just threw away the excess from the two sides)
4. Spread a tablespoon of jam onto the pie pieces (you can use any kind, the first time I made these, I used Orange
5. Sprinkle Turbinado sugar and nutmeg right on top of the jam
6. When the apples are done, layer them so just one side is overlapping the last piece of apple, with the apples
hanging off of the side
7. Flip the side of pie crust over to layer on top the bottom halves of the apples
8. Start on one side and roll the apples and pie crust to make a tartelette
9. When all are rolled and on the baking sheet, whisk your egg
10. Brush the edges of the pie crust with the egg wash (some people use a cupcake pan instead to make sure the
tartelettes don't fall apart. If you choose to do this, do the egg-wash before you place them into the pan.)
11. Bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
12. Pull them out of the oven and dust with powdered sugar (optional).