Apple Rose Pies

Category, DifficultyBeginner

You don't need to be a pastry chef to bake this deliciously tempting rose-shaped dessert. They taste just like apple pie, and they’re gorgeous! Made with sweet apple slices, sprinkled with cinnamon and rolled up in a perfectly crispy pre-made puff pastry. These individual desserts will impress your guests and they are so easy to make.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins
Food ingredients
 2 red sweet apples (I used Pink Lady)
 230 g puff pastry sheet (see needed measurements to compare with your brand)
 2 tbsp lemon juice
 3 tsp cinnamon
 1 tbsp butter
 1 tbsp sugar (optional)
Tools
 1 muffin / cupcake pan for six
 1 bowl
 1 steam pan
1

Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F).

2

I used store bought puff pastry from the cooling section of the supermarket, and not from the freezer section. You could use puff pastry from the freezer. You’ll need to defrost it before using. My guess is that it should take about 20-30 minutes.

3

Prepare a bowl half full with water and lemon juice. You’ll need to cut the apples in half, remove the core and cut the apples in paper-thin slices. Leave the peel, it’s what gives your rose petals color! Right away, place the sliced apples in your bowl to prevent them from coloring.

4

Steam the apples until soft. I do this in a steam pan. If you prefer, or don’t have a steam pan, you can also simmer the apple slices with the water in a small pan (on the stove). The apple slices should be cooked just enough to bend without breaking. If they break, you need to cook them a little more.

5

Unwrap the puff pastry over a clean surface. My puff pastry comes rolled out, and on a sheet of baking paper so I don’t need to use flour or do any rolling. If yours doesn’t, you’ll need to lightly flour your working surface, and using a rolling pin stretch the dough into a rectangular shape of about 30 x 22 cm (12 x 9 inch). Cut the dough in 6 strips, each about 5 x 22 cm (2 x 9 inch).

6

Spread each strip with butter. (see below for alternative flavor addition)

7

Arrange the apple slices on the dough, overlapping one another. Make sure the top peel side of the slices sticks a little out of the strip. Sprinkle with cinnamon (and optionally sugar, especially if your apples are a bit sour).

8

Fold up the bottom part of the dough.

9

Starting from one end, carefully roll the dough, keeping the apple slices in place. Seal the edge at the end, pressing with your finger, and place in a regular muffin cup. No need to grease the muffin mold if it's silicone. Otherwise, make sure to grease with butter and flour (or spray).

10

Do the same for all 6 roses. Bake using the temperature and time that is given for your puff pastry. This is most likely 190°C (375°F) for about 30 minutes, until fully baked.

11

Take care that the pastry is fully baked on the inside before removing the roses from the oven. If after the first 30 minutes the apples start to burn on top, move the pan to a lower rack of the oven and finish baking. You can also cover loosely with aluminum foil for these last 10-15 minutes, to avoid burning the top. Sprinkle them with powdered sugar and enjoy!

Optional Flavor Addition
12

If you’re looking to jazz them up a bit you could do the following. In a bowl, place three tablespoons of apricot preserves with two tablespoons of water. Warm up on the stove so that the preserves will be easier to spread. Spread a thin layer of preserves on each strip of dough.

Ingredients

Food ingredients
 2 red sweet apples (I used Pink Lady)
 230 g puff pastry sheet (see needed measurements to compare with your brand)
 2 tbsp lemon juice
 3 tsp cinnamon
 1 tbsp butter
 1 tbsp sugar (optional)
Tools
 1 muffin / cupcake pan for six
 1 bowl
 1 steam pan

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F).

2

I used store bought puff pastry from the cooling section of the supermarket, and not from the freezer section. You could use puff pastry from the freezer. You’ll need to defrost it before using. My guess is that it should take about 20-30 minutes.

3

Prepare a bowl half full with water and lemon juice. You’ll need to cut the apples in half, remove the core and cut the apples in paper-thin slices. Leave the peel, it’s what gives your rose petals color! Right away, place the sliced apples in your bowl to prevent them from coloring.

4

Steam the apples until soft. I do this in a steam pan. If you prefer, or don’t have a steam pan, you can also simmer the apple slices with the water in a small pan (on the stove). The apple slices should be cooked just enough to bend without breaking. If they break, you need to cook them a little more.

5

Unwrap the puff pastry over a clean surface. My puff pastry comes rolled out, and on a sheet of baking paper so I don’t need to use flour or do any rolling. If yours doesn’t, you’ll need to lightly flour your working surface, and using a rolling pin stretch the dough into a rectangular shape of about 30 x 22 cm (12 x 9 inch). Cut the dough in 6 strips, each about 5 x 22 cm (2 x 9 inch).

6

Spread each strip with butter. (see below for alternative flavor addition)

7

Arrange the apple slices on the dough, overlapping one another. Make sure the top peel side of the slices sticks a little out of the strip. Sprinkle with cinnamon (and optionally sugar, especially if your apples are a bit sour).

8

Fold up the bottom part of the dough.

9

Starting from one end, carefully roll the dough, keeping the apple slices in place. Seal the edge at the end, pressing with your finger, and place in a regular muffin cup. No need to grease the muffin mold if it's silicone. Otherwise, make sure to grease with butter and flour (or spray).

10

Do the same for all 6 roses. Bake using the temperature and time that is given for your puff pastry. This is most likely 190°C (375°F) for about 30 minutes, until fully baked.

11

Take care that the pastry is fully baked on the inside before removing the roses from the oven. If after the first 30 minutes the apples start to burn on top, move the pan to a lower rack of the oven and finish baking. You can also cover loosely with aluminum foil for these last 10-15 minutes, to avoid burning the top. Sprinkle them with powdered sugar and enjoy!

Optional Flavor Addition
12

If you’re looking to jazz them up a bit you could do the following. In a bowl, place three tablespoons of apricot preserves with two tablespoons of water. Warm up on the stove so that the preserves will be easier to spread. Spread a thin layer of preserves on each strip of dough.

Apple Rose Pies

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