A lovely little rose-shaped apple pie that's both simple and impressive.

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
26 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs 11 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
9 mini pies
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Pie Dough:
Filling:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine flour, white sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in cubed butter using a pastry blender, 2 knives, or your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until dough just comes together into a ball.

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  • Form the dough into a disc. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a muffin tin with butter.

  • Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a well floured surface. Cut out nine 3 1/2-inch rounds using a biscuit cutter or floured glass. Press rounds into the muffin tin, pushing dough up the sides in the shape of a cup. Transfer to the refrigerator.

  • Core apples by slicing around the core on 4 sides. Cut apples into very thin half moons using a mandolin or a very sharp knife. Toss apple slices with lemon juice in a microwave-safe bowl.

  • Combine 1/4 cup brown sugar and 2 tablespoons melted butter in a small bowl; pour over apples and toss to combine. Microwave apples until pliable enough to roll, about 1 minute.

  • Lay 10 apple slices in a horizontal line on a flat work surface with the skin side facing you; arrange slices so that each slice overlaps the previous slice by half. Roll up the slices tightly from one end to the other. Arrange 2 to 8 additional slices around the outside of each apple rose to reach desired size. Repeat with remaining slices to form 8 more apple roses.

  • Combine remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar and 2 tablespoons melted butter in a small bowl; brush over the bottom of each dough cup. Place an apple rose in each cup.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until dough turns golden and apples are cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Pour strawberry preserves into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave until liquid, about 30 seconds. Brush preserves over each apple rose.

Cook's Notes:

Add additional ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if dough seems dry in step 2.

Braeburn and Honeycrisp apples also work.

Nutrition Facts

292 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 37.4g 12% DV; fat 15.6g 24% DV; cholesterol 40.7mg 14% DV; sodium 71mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2019
Show stopper! Personal preference: needs to be sweeter - and that's an easy fix. I did brush a light coating of jam for color effect. Used Pink Lady apples and a mandolin for cutting. Covered with parchment and aluminum foil for 28 minutes and uncovered last 2 minutes. I made one directly in the muffin pan and one in an aluminum muffin paper placed in the muffin pan. Both cooked equally well and both were easy to remove (I sprayed with Pam and floured each.) These seem much healthier than apple pie. I omitted the brown sugar - but will add next time. Mine weren't gooey. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2017
I'm an expirimental baker so i made a double batch. with one batch i added about 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and the other was the recipe. My familt and friends preferred the cinnamon apples before they were baked but the strawberry ruined the flavor of the cinnamon. Overall if you add the cinnamon don't use strawberries. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2019
Show stopper! Personal preference: needs to be sweeter - and that's an easy fix. I did brush a light coating of jam for color effect. Used Pink Lady apples and a mandolin for cutting. Covered with parchment and aluminum foil for 28 minutes and uncovered last 2 minutes. I made one directly in the muffin pan and one in an aluminum muffin paper placed in the muffin pan. Both cooked equally well and both were easy to remove (I sprayed with Pam and floured each.) These seem much healthier than apple pie. I omitted the brown sugar - but will add next time. Mine weren't gooey. Thanks for the recipe! Read More