The other treat I made for the bake sale was Apple Roses. I found this recipe and decided to make them. It was a mistake.
The treats were amazing, but the amount of time I put into them was not worth it for a simple fundraiser. I wouldn't make these treats again unless it was for a pretty fancy dinner party. It took me about 3 hours and 45 minutes to make 16 treats.
I did learn some things though. If I make these again I will use our mandoline slicer, and I will have plenty of lemon juice on hand.
I needed more apple preserves than the original recipe called for, and more water and lemon juice to soak the lemons in. I also found that I should have simmered the apples in warm water right away and not tried just soaking them. Even when increasing the ingredients to make triple I still needed way more of the preserves and water. But the treats turned out wonderful and apparently had the mothers fighting over them.
Before going into the oven:
After coming out of the oven:
Ready to eat:
The treats were a ton of work, but I like how they turned out, not too sweet, and very pretty.
Have you tried making apple roses?