Making the Perfect GF Rose tartlets
I don’t know about you, but Pinterest inspires me, so when I saw these caramel apple rose tartlets I knew I wanted to try to make them gluten-free. As you know, it’s always a bit of a challenge getting it to turn out exactly like it looks on Pinterest, especially when it comes to working with gluten-free dough. Pinterest recipes using filo or pastry flour look like they graduated from a fine art school, while mine looks like I’m still learning to draw within the lines, if you know what I mean. Working with gluten-free dough never quite performs the same, but in the end, these gluten-free caramel apple rose tartlets turned out well enough to take them to my girl’s night out event.
Successful tartlet tips
Making gluten-free caramel apple rose tartlets is not as easy as making a pie but the end result is worth it. You do have to make sure your apples are a bit soft in order to roll them up. Just a few minutes in the microwave with a little added water does the trick. I just had a wee problem, my microwave decided to quit on me the day before. You don’t realize how much you use a particular appliance until you don’t have it anymore, like heating up a cup of coffee or melting butter for popcorn. I placed the sliced apples in a frying pan with a little water and a touch of cinnamon and softened them right up. It worked, it just took a bit longer. It’s also good to use an apple with a bright red or bright pink skin. Using a Granny Smith is probably not the same because I have never seen a green rose, at least not one from nature. I did use nectarines in one of my batches and I ended up with a beautiful peach rose tart. If you are interested in checking out any of my other tart recipes here they are:
- Gluten-free Blackberry Plum Tart
- Gluten-free Heirloom Tomato Tart
- Gluten & Dairy-free Peach Tart
- Gluten-free Dried Fig & Wild Honey Tart
You may use your favorite caramel sauce for topping the apple roses. I used Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond’s recipe for my caramel sauce. You can find the recipe here: Easy Caramel Sauce
With the crisp fall air just around the corner, apple orchards are ripe for the picking. I hope you get a chance to try out this recipe. And remember to always buy organic, especially when it comes to apples. Most apples are sprayed nearly twenty times before they are picked from the tree! Of any fruit out there, apples are one of the worst when it comes to chemical sprays, so eat clean and be healthy! But there are some others that may surprise you. Here is a link to the Dirty Dozen worst fruits & veggies with pesticides.
Gluten-free Caramel Apple Rose Tartlets
|Prep time||30 minutes|
|Cook time||30 minutes|
|Total time||1 hour|
- 2 Medium Red Organic Apples (I used Gala)
- 1/2 Medium Juice from Lemon
- 3 tablespoons Apricot Preserves (slightly thinned with water)
apple tart (Optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Caramel Sauce (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/easy-caramel-sauce/)
- 1 1/4 cup GF Baking Mix (I used King Arthur's GF Multi-Purpose)
- 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 6 tablespoons Cold Butter (cubed)
- 1 Large Egg
- 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
This recipe is shared on the following blogs: RaiasRecipes
How pretty, Laurie! And this is a recipe that my mom can have. Nice meeting you at IFBC!
Thank you, Mary, it was nice meeting you as well! You can make the rose tarts with other fruit as well, such as peaches or pears. I hope you enjoy!
These look delicious, and they are so pretty!
Thank you Bethany, they are fun to make and they taste good too!
Those are so beautiful, Laurie! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Savoring Saturdays! They were the most popular post from last weekend’s party, so we’ll all be featuring them this weekend. Hope to see you back again! 🙂
Thank you, Raia! They are so much fun to make too. Enjoy!
Wow these are pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Savoring Saturdays! Hope you’ll join us again tomorrow.
These look insanely delicious! I can’t wait to try your recipe! I only hope mine come out as beautiful as yours!! xx
Thank you, Andrea! The main thing is to make sure your apples are a bit soft, it helps when rolling them.
WOW. I’m a total menace when it comes to baking anything pretty. I’m used to comments about how GREAT a dessert tastes, despite its less-than-appealing form. What can I say? I was born without artistic talent. But these? So simple! They’re going to impress tonight. Thanks for this! 🙂