How To Make Apple Roses

Your perfect holiday side dish! These apple roses are incredibly easy to make and will wow your guest at any event!

You know what I’m talking about right? I feel like these things have swept the internet over the past few months. I was so surprised at how EASY it is to make apple roses. If you’re looking for something easy to make that will impress everyone you know, this is the perfect treat for you.

You will need four ingredients: puff pastry dough, jam (I used apricot), apples and a lemon.

Apple Roses

Slice the pastry dough into strips so they’re each about 1 1/2 in wide. 

Apple Roses

Cut the apples in half and place them skin side up on a cutting board. Cut them as thinly as possible and place them in a bowl full of water.

Squeeze half of the lemon into the bowl and microwave the apples for about 30 seconds. This will soften up the apples and the lemon juice will help keep them from browning.

While the apples cool a bit, spread a spoon full of jam across the dough. This will act as the glue for the apples. 

Your perfect holiday side dish! These apple roses are incredibly easy to make and will wow your guest at any event!

Starting at one end of the dough, place the apples down on the dough, slightly overlapping, with the skin side of the slice coming up over the edge of the dough. Feel free to sprinkle a little cinnamon over the apples for extra flavor!

Once you’ve lined up the apples, fold the other half of the dough up to meet the other side. You should now have a long pocket of apples.

Your perfect holiday side dish! These apple roses are incredibly easy to make and will wow your guest at any event!

Next, start at one side of the pocket and begin to roll, taking care that none of the apple slices pop out of the top.

Use a small bit of jam to glue the rose together and place in a greased cupcake pan.

Your perfect holiday side dish! These apple roses are incredibly easy to make and will wow your guest at any event!

Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes or until the puff pastry has cooked through the middle.

Your perfect holiday side dish! These apple roses are incredibly easy to make and will wow your guest at any event!

That’s it! They take a bit of time to prepare, but they come out so beautiful. I like these because they are overly sweet. Sprinkle with a little powdered sugar and you’re set! Click here for a video tutorial.

Your perfect holiday side dish! These roses are incredibly easy to make and will wow your guest at any event! 

Apple Roses
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box of frozen pastry dough (thawed)
  2. 2 Large red apples
  3. Apricot Jam
  4. 1 Lemon
Instructions
  1. Slice the pastry dough into 1 1/2 in strips
  2. Cut the apple in half
  3. With the skin face up,slice into thin pieces
  4. Spread some jam over the dough
  5. Place the apple slices along the top edge of the dough with the red peaking over
  6. Fold the other half of the dough up
  7. From one side, begin rolling the dough into a ball and secure with a piece of jam
  8. Place in greased cupcake pan and bake at 375 for 40-45 min.
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!
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  • This is such a beautiful dessert! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned and tweeted to share.
    ~Laurie

  • These are gorgeous ! I’d like to have a go at these. Here in the Netherlands I think they would go down a treat served alongside coffee at our birthday celebrations. I have pinned it for later.

  • This is such a beautiful food creation! If you want to share it at Sunday Fitness and Food Link-Up we would love to have you!

  • Wow these are gorgeous and actually look fairly easy to make! I cannot wait to try!!

  • These are so cute. I bet they taste awesome. Pinned and shared. Thanks for linking up at #OverTheMoon! I hope you will join me Thursday at the Yummly Recipe Sharing Party.

  • I have seen these recently! However, your presentation and the way you put it in quick & easy steps is perfect! I think I may give them a try!! Pinned 🙂 Thank you for sharing at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up!

  • I love this so much. Thanks for stopping by and sharing it!

    • I will stumble and pin it for you:)

  • These look beautiful! I love apple roses 🙂 The step by step is really helpful too. Thank you for sharing this with us at #SaucySaturdays! Pinned, stumbled and tweeted to send some social love your way!

  • I’m bonkers over this lovely recipe!! So glad you shared at Weekend Potluck..we’d love it if you’d link back to the party in your post..it makes you eligible to be featured…please come again soon.

    • Hayley

      Thank you! I’ve linked back!

  • Those look so beautiful! I’ve never seen them made quite that way before, but clearly, this is the best way to do it. I’m going to do this for a Beauty and the Beast party I’m doing later this spring. 🙂 – Jerusha, TheDisneyChef.com

  • These are so pretty and you do make them look so easy! Thanks for sharing at You Link It, We Make It! I’m pinning and hope to see you back this week! http://bit.ly/1LqkYTN

  • This is a beautiful presentation for your Apple Roses! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen