Theres nothing like spending Sunday morning testing out a new recipe. This Sunday I decided to go for a simple yet sweet Rosette Apple Pie, inspired by Blake Lively and her lifestyle website Preserve. I will say for how simple the recipe is, the technique is a bit tricky. I definitely have a few tips in mind for next time! Here’s the rundown:
What you’ll Need:
1 Ready-Made (or homemade) Pie Crust
3-4 Red Apples
1/2 Stick of Butter
3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
Zest of 1 Lemon
Melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon and cook for 2ish minutes until a smooth syrup is formed and all sugar is dissolved; then set aside. Prep your pie crust and preheat the oven to 400 degrees. The best way to tackle the apples is with a mandolin. If you don’t own one, or are like me and are completely accident prone and can’t be around super sharp tools – just go with a knife. The thinner the slice the better, then cut each slice in half into a half moon shape. I made the mistake of slicing the first two apples a bit thick, so they didn’t form into that desired rose shape so well. Once you’ve got them all sliced up, just start placing them in circles starting at the outside of the pie crust and working your way in. After you’ve got your rose shape down, heat up your syrup again for a few seconds then drizzle it over the top of the pie. Make sure not to miss the crust! Throw it in the oven for 25 mins or so then you’re all set! I would suggest serving a slice with a hot cup of tea or some good old fashion vanilla bean ice cream. Enjoy!