Apple and Cinnamon Roses

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Apple and Cinnamon Rolls

If you’re in search of a simple yet impressive pastry or dessert to delight your guests on special occasions or holidays, look no further than these exquisite apple roses. They are perfect for serving during teatime, as a sweet appetizer, or as a delightful dessert (don’t forget to add a scoop of ice cream on the side!). Crafted from basic ingredients like puff pastry, apples, apricot jam, cinnamon, and powdered sugar, these apple roses are not only a breeze to prepare but also leave a lasting impression on anyone who savors them.

Helpful Hints:

  • Instead of apricot jam, consider using other fruit preserves or even caramel, like dulce de leche.
  • If you prefer, you can forgo the puff pastry and opt for crescent rolls.
  • To create smaller roses, use thinner strips of pastry and a mini muffin tin. You may need to dice the apples into smaller pieces before cooking.
  • If the roses begin to brown too quickly, loosely cover them with foil to prevent further browning.
  • If you lack a muffin tin, small cups or ramekins work as well.

Storing Your Apple Roses:

Leftover apple roses can be kept at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Reheat them in the oven for a few minutes before serving.

Making Ahead of Time:

The best way to enjoy apple roses is to savor them immediately after baking. However, if you need to prepare them in advance, you can assemble and roll the roses, storing the unbaked rolls in the fridge until you’re ready to bake and serve.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve the apple roses on their own, or enhance the experience with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for a complete dessert.


  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 2 apples, cored and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar (30g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (2g)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter (15g)
  • 1 tablespoon of apricot jam (20g)
  • Powdered sugar for serving


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F. Line six holes of a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners and peel the apples, removing the cores.
  2. Chop the apples into small pieces.
  3. Cook the apple pieces with butter, sugar, cinnamon, and jam over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool down for approximately 20 minutes.
  5. Roll out the puff pastry and slice it into 6 strips.
  6. Place a spoonful of the apple filling on top of each strip, then roll them up carefully.
  7. Put each roll into the prepared muffin tin cups.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes at 180°C/350°F until the pastry turns golden and cooks through.
  9. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
  10. Enjoy! Find more details and tips at this link.