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Apple Rolls


Apple Rolls

We are officially in fall and to celebrate the start of fall, my family and I went to an apple orchard this past weekend and picked fresh apples. There is something so joyous about spending the day outdoors in the scenic views of an orchard and seeing other families filling their baskets with the apples they picked. It’s an experience really beyond just picking apples. My favorite moment was when my baby was trying to pick an apple and he couldn’t quite get it off the tree. His brother (who is four years old) saw him and ran over to him yelling ‘let me help you let me help you!’ He quickly pulled the apple off the tree and handed it to his little brother...this just melted my heart.
Here are some of the things to look forward to in the coming months. What are you looking forward to? What else would you add?

Apples

Pumpkins-spiced-flavored everything 

Changing colors of leaves from green to red to yellow 

Wearing oversize sweaters

Wearing boots

Enjoying delicious soup

Listening to the sound of rain falling on your roof



I enjoy seeing all the apple pie recipes around this time of the year; however, I must admit I am not a big fan of apple pie. In fact, no one in my family is a fan. I tried to come up with an alternate apple recipe which my family and I would enjoy. I came up with these simple, sweet and delicious apple stuffed rolls that are a big hit in my family. These mouth watering rolls are stuffed with apples, cinnamon and cardamom and drenched with a honey saffron syrup. They are as good as baklava, I think the name “Apple Baklava” fits them perfectly!

The Recipe & How To


PREPARATION 10-15 Minutes

BAKE TIME ~25 minutes

SERVINGS 6-8


Ingredients

- 2 Apples

- 2 can crescent roll dough (8 count each)

- 3 Tbsp butter

- 1 tsp cinnamon 

- ½ tsp cardamom powder

- 1 cup sugar

- ½ cup honey 

- 2 tsp liquid saffron

- 2 Tbsp lemon juice

- 1 cup water


Preparation


1. Wash the apples, peel and slice into equal slices. About 2 cm thin.


2. In a small bowl, add the cinnamon and cardamom. Mix until combined.


3. In a bowl, add apple slices and 3/4 of the cinnamon mixture. Mix until combined.


4. Open the crescent roll and separate the triangles.


5. Sprinkle some cinnamon mixture over the dough and place two slices of apples on the triangles and roll into a croissant.


6. In a small pan, add sugar, honey, lemon juice, saffron, and water. Bring to boil over medium heat, lower the heat and boil for 4 minutes.


7. Butter a baking tray. Place the rolls in the tray and brush butter over each one. Preheat oven to 350°.  Bake for 15 minutes until light brown.


8. Pour the syrup over the rolls. Bake the rolls for an additional 10 minutes until golden brown.


9. These are best served warm right out of the oven. Grab a cup of tea/coffee and enjoy!



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