Taste of the County: Puff Pastry Apple Rose

Looking for a fun activity to do with your kiddos? In tonight's Taste of the County, Cary Medical Center Pastry Chef Rebecca Keenan shows us how to make something that isn't just delicious, but will create some memories too!

Ingredients: (Makes 4)
1 apple
Cinnamon and sugar (mixed together and to taste)
1 Puff Pastry
Melted Butter
1 Egg
1 Tablespoon Water
Powdered Sugar

Directions: Cut the puff pastry into four strips. Separate them a little bit. Brush them with some melted butter. Butter the ramekins. You can use a muffin/cupcake pan as well. Take cinnamon/sugar and sprinkle it on the layers. Use as much or as little as you like. Thinly slice 1 apple. Microwave the slices for 45 seconds because you want them to be soft and tender. Otherwise, when you roll it, they are going to break. Place slices slightly over the edge at the top of the puff pastry strip. Fold the strip in half from the bottom. Push down on it so it sticks. Then take an egg wash. And just brush the folded part of the pastry strip so that when rolled, it will act like glue. The egg wash is one egg with just a tablespoon of water. Roll the puff pastry tightly. Don't force or squeeze it. Place the rolled pastry into a ramekin. And you want push the end part into the rest of the dough. Once it's all wrapped, if you find the apples are not sticking up enough just take the tip of a knife or a toothpick and just pull the apples up a little bit. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes, just keep checking them. But make sure that the puff pastry is completely golden brown. Bake it directly on the oven rack, don't put it on a pan, so the heat is evenly distributed. Then sprinkle some powdered sugar on it.