This apple roses with puff pastry recipe is not only incredibly impressive but amazingly easy to make as well! It’s perfect for special occasions like Valentine’s Day or any gathering with family and friends.
If you are looking for an easy but oh-so-stunning treat for your loved ones – I have the perfect recipe for you. This apple roses recipe is a special dessert everyone will think you spent hours baking but in reality only took you about 30 minutes!
The beautiful rose shape is created with slices of apple! Combine those sweet baked apple slices with apricot jam and a delicate, flaky pastry crust and you have just created this perfect dessert!
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this is one delicious recipe you should definitely make for all your loves. And after they try one bite – they will most happily be given you lots of love too! 🙂
Ingredients Needed To Make Baked Apple Roses Recipe
I’m willing to bet you have everything you need to make this simple love day recipe.
Just a few ingredients…
The Steps To Make Apple Roses Puff Pastry
Now that you know what you need for this recipe, let me show you just how easy it is to make these beautiful apple roses!
It All Starts With The Apples
The first step, is to cut the apple in half and core out the middle. Then cut the apples into paper-thin slices.
Fill a bowl about half way full with water and lemon juice. Then place the apples into the water/lemon mixture. Microwave the bowl for about 3-4 minutes to soften the apples. Then using a colander, drain the water.
You can then set the apple slices aside to cool while you prepare the filling and puff pastry.
Next, Prepare the Filling
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon, set aside. In another small bowl, combine the apricot preserve and water. Stir to completely combine, set aside.
Now that we have the filling and spices all prepared, it’s time to work with the puff pastry.
Now, Prepare The Puff Pastry
To keep my work area clean, I like to lay out my thawed puff pastry on parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, shape the dough into a slightly larger rectangular shape.
Then using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the puff pastry into six equally sized strips.
With the puff pastry divided, it’s now time to combine everything to build our apple roses puff pastry.
Build The Apple Roses
Start by spreading a thin layer of preserves mixture on each puff pastry strip.
Once that’s completed, sprinkle some of the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture on top. I didn’t measure this at all, just sprinkled away. 🙂
Now it’s time to place apple slices. Start by placing about 7 to 9 apple slices along one half of the puff pastry strip – overlapping one another. Make sure the apple peel side is facing out. This is going to give you the rose petal look!
Then once the apple slices are all in place, fold the remaining half of puff pastry over the apples like pictured below.
After all the puff pastry is folded over and covering the apple slices, start with one end and carefully roll dough. Be sure to keep the apples in place as you roll to the other end.
Seal the end of the roll by pressing the dough. Then you should have your first apple rose like pictured below.
Then place in a pre-greased muffin pan. Repeat these steps with all remaining strips of puff pastry. You should have six apple roses when finished.
Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees F for about 30-35 minutes.
Starting to burn on top? If you notice the tops of the apple slices starting to burn before dough has completely finished baking, simply move the the muffin tin pan to the lower rack of the oven and continue baking.
Allow the pastries to cool for about 10 minutes, then remove them from the muffin cups and cool completely on a wire rack.
Top with a light dusting of powdered sugar or serve alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Every dessert tastes better when paired with sweet ice cream, in my humble opinion!
Love the recipe but not the taste of apricot? I have some great ideas and tips that can help!
Apple Roses Recipe Variations, Tips and Tricks
- If you are not a fan of apricot, there are several other variations you could try. A simple combination of maple syrup, sugar and cinnamon would be fantastic. Or you could swap the apricot preserves for a different fruit jam like strawberry, blueberry or apple.
- When it comes to preparing the apples, be sure to slice as thin as possible to insure they cook completely.
- Pastries can be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days. If you’d like to reheat, simple place apple roses in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F and heat for 5-10 minutes until warmed through. (You can also microwave one for about 15-20 seconds but may lose some of their crispiness.)
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- 2 apples
- juice of half a lemon
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
- Thaw the puff pastry at room temperature if you haven't done so yet. It should take about 20-30 minutes.
- Prepare a bowl half filled with water and the lemon juice.
- Cut the apples in half, remove the core and cut the apples into paper-thin slices. Leave the peel so it will give the red color for the roses. Immediately, place the sliced apples into the prepared water/lemon bowl so the apples will not brown.
- Microwave the apples in the bowl for about 3 minutes, to make them slightly softer and easy to roll. The apple slices should be cooked just enough to bend without breaking. If they break, cook them a little more.
- Drain apples into a colander and set aside to cool.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a six muffin tin molds. Set aside.
- Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside. Combine apricot preserves and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Unwrap puff pastry on a sheet of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, stretch the dough into larger rectangular shape. Then, cut into six equal strips.
- Spread preserves on top of each strip. Then sprinkle sugar/cinnamon combo on top of preserves.
- Place 7-9 apple slices along one half of the pastry slice with the peel side facing out.
- Fold the pastry in half to cover the apples. Starting on one end, roll the pastry and apples to the other end of the pastry.
- Place in greased muffin tin. Place on middle rack in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and cooked thoroughly.
- Allow pastries to cool for 5-10 minutes, before gently transferring each pastry to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g
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