Kitchen Diaries: Baked Apple Roses

Hello lovelies!
I saw recipes for baked apple roses floating around Pinterest and I had been dying to try them. I finally got a real opportunity to make them when I was invited to a friend's party - he had recently gotten his US citizenship! I wanted to bring something very American and though apple pie was suggested, I decided to go the easy route and bake apple roses instead (much prettier to look at). Luckily, I didn't mess them up too bad and they were gone by the end of the night! I call that a success!
Here is the recipe I used: 

  • 2 apples - I used fuji apples but honeycrisp apples work as well too)
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of melted, unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 3 tablespoons of fruit preservatives (I used raspberry but peach and strawberry would be good too)
  • Flour for dusting
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees while you grease a standard muffin tin

Core an apple and slice it into 4 equal pieces. Thinly slice the apples into 1/8 of an inch (If you have a mandolin, use that - so much easier!). Toss into a large bowl and add lemon juice so that the apples don't brown. Add in butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix thoroughly.
Microwave the apple slices for about 45 seconds - just to make them more flexible to molding.
Place the puff pastry on a floured surface and cut into long two-inch wide strips. 

In a small bowl, mix the preservatives with 1 1/2 tablespoons of water. Spread the mixture evenly on the strips of puff pastry. Arrange the apple slices on the top half of the dough, lengthwise, making sure they half overlap. Fold the bottom half of the puff pastry up and roll the dough lightly to form a rose shape. Press the edges to seal the roses. 

Place each completed rose into a muffin tin and bake for 40 minutes. 
And voila! You have yourself some beautiful apple roses!
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Thanks for reading!


  1. They look delicious - and really fancy!

    Congrats to your friend on their citizenship too :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. YUMMM those look SO good! I need to make those!

    Something About That

  3. I love when food looks pretty - I think that it makes the food ten times tastier :D I would love to try this recipe as I love apples in a combination with cinnamon! Thank you for sharing this!


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