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Apple Roses In Puff Pastry

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Fall is the perfect time to do anything apple and who doesn’t love an apple pie! I love eating them but I don’t love baking them, so I have the perfect alternative; Apple Roses baked in a puff pastry.

These little roses are so pretty and they taste incredibly yummy as well! You can serve these for Thanksgiving morning or as a brunch. You could also put these out with your fruit board if you’re making one for Thanksgiving.

Or you could most definitely just eat them right out of the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and watch a movie on a cold November night!

This time of the year apples are in abundance so you want to use red apples so they look pretty like roses. You can choose from Honey Crisp, Gala or Pink Ladies which are all good choices for baking.

In this recipe, we’ll show you how to create these beautiful apple roses using red apples and puff pastry.


  • 2 Large Red Apples
  • 1/2 Juice of a Lemon
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry
  • 1/4 Cup Apricot Jam
  • 3 TB Cinnamon Sugar (1 TB Cinnamon with 3 TB Sugar)
  • 1/4 Cup Good Maple Syrup
apple roses in puff pastry baked


Preparing the Apples

sliced thin apple
  1. Begin by choosing large red apples. Slice them from top to bottom and use a spoon to remove the core.
  2. Slice the apples very thinly and place them in a bowl of water with the juice from half a lemon and 1/4 cup of sugar.
  3. Microwave the apple slices for 3 minutes to help soften them.
  4. Drain the apples and toss them with 3 tablespoons of cinnamon sugar (a mixture of 1 tablespoon of cinnamon with 3 tablespoons of sugar).

Preparing the Puff Pastry

prep for apple roses in puff pastry
  1. Take the thawed puff pastry sheet and roll it out on a floured surface, maintaining its shape while smoothing out any creases. Aim for a size of approximately 9 x 12 inches.
  2. Cut the pastry into six strips.
  3. Warm the apricot jam in the microwave for 20 seconds, then brush each pastry strip with the jam.

Assembling the Apple Roses

  1. Place the apple slices onto each pastry strip, overlapping them halfway up the strip. Ensure that the red apple skins are facing outward, protruding about 1/4 inch over each strip.
  2. Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray.

Baking the Apple Roses

  1. Roll up each pastry strip to create your rose-shaped pastries and place them in the prepared muffin tin.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. In the last 5 minutes of baking, brush the tops of the roses with maple syrup to give them a beautiful sheen. You can omit this step if you don’t have maple syrup; however, it complements the cinnamon flavor wonderfully.
  3. Remove the apple roses from the muffin tins while they are still warm to prevent sticking.
  4. These apple roses are best enjoyed warm, so serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for a delightful apple cinnamon maple experience. Happy Fall!
apple roses in puff pastry on plate


These Apple Roses in Puff Pastry are a delightful and visually stunning alternative to traditional apple pie, perfect for the fall season.

With their flaky puff pastry and sweet, cinnamon-spiced apple filling, they make for a mouthwatering treat that’s easy to prepare. Whether you enjoy them as a special Thanksgiving morning dish, a brunch addition, or a cozy dessert on a chilly November night, these apple roses are sure to impress.

So, as you savor the warm, apple cinnamon maple goodness, remember that this recipe is a testament to the delicious wonders of fall. Happy Fall, and enjoy your homemade Apple Roses!

Apple Roses in Puff Pastry

Beautiful red apples sliced thin and rolled up to look like a scrumptious red rose. These roses are baked in a buttery puff pastry lined with apricot jam to make one delicious little rose pie!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 6


  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Microwave to pre-cook your apples


  • 2 Large Red Apples
  • 1/2 Juice Lemon
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry
  • 1/4 Cup Apricot Jam
  • 3 TB Cinnamon Sugar 1 TB Cinnamon with 3TB Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Good Maple Syrup


  • Cut your apples from top to bottom and remove the core with a spoon
  • Slice apples very thin and submerge in water with juice from half a lemon and 1/4 cup of sugar. Microwave for 3 minutes
  • Drain apples and mix with 3 TB cinnamon sugar
  • Roll out puff pastry on floured surface to extend a bit and remove the creases
  • Cut in 6 strips and brush with apricot jam that has been warmed for 20 seconds in the microwave
  • Line the strips with overlapping apple slices that are halfway hanging over the edges about 1/4 of an inch
  • Pull up the bottom half of each strip of pastry to cover the apples and roll up into roses
  • Place in greased muffin tins and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes
  • Brush with maple syrup the last 5 minutes of baking
  • Remove promptly from the tins and let cool on a rack
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