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Apricot Roses: A Garnish


This VERY simple garnish, takes less than 5 minutes, can be done ahead, and lasts for days! Here is the step-by-step:

It takes about 6-7 dried apricots for each rose. Choose plump ones for best results.

1. Cut each apricot in half down the side, with a small sharp knife.

2. Lay apricots halves on a sheet of waxed paper (or parchment paper). Fold paper over to cover, and roll flat with a rolling pin.

The halves will become the "petals" of the rose. The cut side is the "stickier side".

3. Take the smallest "petal" and make the center of the rose. Hold it tightly with one hand.

4. Add a petal at a time, using "sticky" side to overlap around the center of the rose.

5. When rose is the size you want, stick a toothpick through the bottom (where your fingers were holding it together) and set it in the freezer for 30 min (or up to 3 days) on a paper plate. I think they look nice in a cluster of three. I add lemon leaves, and use them to garnish a platter or plate.

Enjoy the "Ohhhs and Ahhhs"!

Comments (7)

barb cabot:

Wow! You never cease to amaze me. This looks like fun. I'm going to try it some time. Thank you for the lesson. We do adore "our" Palma!


Palma, you make this seem easy to make... The rose cluster garnish looks fabulous. I will try this for some holiday treats coming up soon. And if clutzy me can't make it work out to look presentable, I can always eat the dried apricots! :)Thank you for the step by step instructions.

Palma, thanks so much for posting this. I was admiring your apricot roses at the GTG and wondered how you made them.


Wow they look great. Just finished making the tiramisu so maybe I'll practice flower making while I wait for my guest to arrive. You make it look so easyyyyyyy!!

You are too much - imagine getting a manicure so you would be your 'bets' for the pics. No detailed is ignored!


Jerry, Thanks, but no manicures here, except for big events or trips a few times a year! I paint those babies myself for free!


The apricot roses are beautiful! Thanks for the lesson - I am going to try them!

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