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Food - Drink
The Floral Ingredient To Add To Your Next Apple Pie
Apple pie is a classic dessert that has been enjoyed since at least the 1800s, with a seemingly permanent position on the dinner tables across America. Some bakers like to add a twist to their apple pie with caramel, cheese, or even herbs like rosemary, but to give your pie a floral facelift, you need to try this unexpected ingredient.
To upgrade your pie, add a splash of rose water, whose aromatic floral flavor makes an unexpectedly complementary pairing with the nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger found in most apple pie fillings. You could even carve a rose shape into an apple and place it beside the pie for a show-stopping presentation.
You can make rose water at home with nothing more than food-safe organic roses and water, and you can add more or fewer petals depending on how strong you want the floral flavor to be. Rose apple pie is perfect for picnics, Mother's Day, tea parties, and girls' nights in, and pairs well with a hot cardamom-rose tea.