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Vietnamese Apple Rose Tart (Banh Tao Hoa Hong)

A Balsamic Condimento Recipe

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Prep Information

Prep Time

30-40 minutes

Cook Time

40-45 minutes


6 people


  • 2 large (juicy type) red apples
  • 1/2 lime, juice squeezed
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 3 Tablespoons apricot jam
  • 2 teaspoons Blenheim Apricot Balsamic Condimento
  • Powdered sugar
  • 1 package Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry (contains 2 folded sheets).


Step 1
  • Open box of puff pastry. Take out one package, remove paper and cardboard inserts. When making 12 roses, use both packages.
  • With pastry still folded, cut in half. Divide the remaining halves into 3 pieces each. Set aside.
Step 2:
  • Clean apples, dry, do not peel, cut in quarters, core, slice thinly.
  • Put into bowl with water, add lime juice, stir. Place in microwave for 3 minutes to soften apples.
  • From the bowl of the softened apples, remove some apple slices onto a folded paper towel and pat dry with another.
  • Open up one of the cut sections of puff pastry onto floured dry surface. With a small rolling pin (I use a short 1-inch dowel, about 8-inches long) extend the length about 3 x the original length.
Step 3:
  • Place apricot jam and Blenheim Apricot Balsamic Condimento into small bowl and mix well, microwaving for 1 minute.
  • With a spoon or a pastry brush, spread the apricot jam-balsamic mixture ("the glue") on the entire dough strip.
  • Place the apples on the top part of the pastry strip, with about 1/2 inch of the apple with the red edge showing above the dough. Overlap the apple slices about 1/2 inch. When finished with the entire strip, fold up the bottom part of the dough to enclose the apples. Sprinkle the strip with a small amount of cinnamon, if desired.
Step 4:
  • Gently roll the encased apples from left to right and place into a greased muffin tin, silicone muffin pan, or even a greased custard dish,
  • Bake at 425 degrees F for 40-45 minute. Remove from oven and cool. Once the roses are cool, place on pretty serving dish and sprinkle powdered sugar on top of the roses.
NOTE: Pear and mangoes can also be used in making the roses. NOTE: For a visual of this process, please copy or type this URL into your address bar and watch the video on youtube:      
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