Apple rose tarts

Apple rose tarts

 

Makes 10
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 25-30 minutes
SmartPoints values per tart 5


INGREDIENTS

2 pink lady apples
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 sheet lighter puff pastry
2 tablespoons apricot jam
Calorie controlled cooking spray
½ teaspoon icing sugar


METHOD

1 Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Cut the apples in half from top to bottom. Core, then slice thinly across the width. Half-fill a medium bowl with water; add the lemon juice and apples. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Drain, then sprinkle in the cinnamon and gently turn the apples to coat.

2 Unroll the pastry and use a rolling pin to further roll it out to 50cm long. Cut widthways into 10 equal strips. Mix the jam with 2 tablespoons of water and brush down the centre of each strip. Put 8 apple slices along the top half of each strip, slightly overlapping, with the peel at the top. Fold the bottom half of the pastry up and over the apple slices, leaving the tops visible.

3 Tightly roll up the pastry strips so the apples peek out of the top. Place in a muffin tin misted with cooking spray. 

4 Bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool, then dust with the icing sugar to serve.