Baked Apple Roses


These apple roses were inspired by a cook named Ana, a Brazilian food blogger living in Italy. I hope you give these gorgeous-looking and very delicious apple roses a try soon. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
2 apple roses


  • 1 large red apple, cored and very thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

  • ¼ cup melted butter

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 teaspoons water

  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Adjust an oven rack to the middle position. Butter two (6 to 8-ounce) ramekins and dust with white sugar.

  2. Place apple slices on a microwave-safe plate, overlapping slightly if necessary. Microwave on high until slices slightly soften, about 45 seconds. Cover the plate with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel.

  3. Mix together sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

  4. Roll puff pastry sheet to less than 1/8-inch thickness. Using a pizza cutter, cut two (3x12-inch) rectangles. Reserve remaining pieces for another use.

  5. Spread melted butter over dough; sprinkle with a generous amount of cinnamon sugar. Place apple slices along one long edge of dough, about 1/4 inch beyond the edge, overlapping slices slightly. Fold the bottom half of dough over apple slices to form a long "folder" of dough with rounded edges of apple slices exposed.

  6. Beat together egg and water in a small bowl. Brush surface of dough with egg wash. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

  7. Starting at one end, roll dough to form a rose-shaped pastry. Seal roll with end of dough strip. Transfer roses to the prepared ramekins. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

  8. Bake on the middle rack in the preheated oven until well browned, about 45 minutes. Use tongs to remove the ramekins to a baking sheet to cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove apple roses from the ramekins and finish cooling on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

    close up view of Baked Apple Roses garnished with powdered sugar

Chef's Notes:

If you don't have a microwave, sauté apple slices in a little bit of butter over medium heat until flexible but not soft, about 30 seconds per side.

If you use a metal muffin pan instead of a ramekin, reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and bake until pastry is well browned, about 45 minutes.


Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the puff pastry, not just what is needed for this recipe.

Editor's Note:

Please note differences in ingredient amounts and total time when following the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1058 Calories
71g Fat
96g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 1058
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 71g 91%
Saturated Fat 27g 135%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 496mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 96g 35%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 229mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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