Apple Puff Pastry Roses

Apple Puff Pastry Roses

Puff Pastry Apple Roses

Get ready to impress with a delightful treat that's as beautiful as it is delicious Apple Roses! Perfect for brunches, tea parties, or a sweet end to a family dinner, these elegant pastries combine the crisp sweetness of apples with the rich, flaky texture of puff pastry. Here’s an easy guide to making 12 stunning apple roses that will captivate your guests and taste as good as they look.

Apple Puff Pastry Roses

Recipe Overview

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 box (2 sheets) of Pepperidge Farms puff pastry sheets
  • 3 red apples (Fuji apples recommended)
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • Optional: Powdered sugar for dusting
Ingredients to make Apple Puff Pastry Roses


  1. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a muffin tray with nonstick spray.
  2. Prepare the Apples: Wash the apples, slice them in half lengthwise, remove the cores, and cut them into thin slices.
  3. Season the Apples: In a bowl, combine the apple slices with lemon juice, 1-2 teaspoons of granulated sugar, and a pinch of cinnamon. Stir well and set aside.
  4. Prepare the Pastry: Melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Lay out the puff pastry sheets and brush each with melted butter.
  5. Add Sugar and Cinnamon: Mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle evenly over the buttered pastry.
  6. Form the Roses: Cut each sheet into six strips. Place apple slices along one edge of each strip and fold the pastry over the apples. Roll each strip from one end to the other and place it in the muffin tray, forming a rose shape.
  7. Bake: Cook in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until golden and puffed.
  8. Cool and Serve: Let the apple roses cool in the tray for about 10 minutes before serving. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
Apple Roses
steps to make apple puff pastry roses
Puff pastry Apple Roses


Q: Can I use a different type of apple?
A: Absolutely! While Fuji apples are great for their sweetness and firmness, you can also use Gala, Honeycrisp, or any other apple that holds up well to baking.

Q: Is there a vegan alternative for the butter?
A: Yes, you can substitute the butter with a vegan margarine or coconut oil to keep it plant-based.

Q: Can I make these ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can prepare the apple roses a day in advance and refrigerate them. Simply reheat in the oven for a few minutes before serving to restore their crispiness.

Q: What if I don’t have puff pastry?
A: If puff pastry isn’t available, you can use crescent roll dough or make a simple pie crust, though the texture will be slightly different.

Bake Apple Puff Pastry Roses


Here are a few tasty variations on the Apple Roses recipe to keep things exciting and cater to different tastes:

1. Pear and Almond Apple Roses

  • Ingredients: Substitute the apples with firm pears and add a sprinkle of almond flakes for a nutty twist.
  • Instructions: Follow the basic recipe but layer thin pear slices instead of apple. Before rolling, sprinkle some crushed almonds over the pears for added crunch and flavor.

2. Berry Delight Apple Roses

  • Ingredients: Add a few raspberries or blueberries to each apple slice arrangement before rolling.
  • Instructions: Place the berries between the apple slices on the puff pastry strips. This adds a burst of berry flavor and makes the roses even more visually appealing.

3. Chocolate Hazelnut Apple Roses

  • Ingredients: Spread a thin layer of chocolate hazelnut spread (like Nutella) on the puff pastry before adding the apple slices.
  • Instructions: After brushing the pastry with butter, apply a thin layer of chocolate hazelnut spread, then proceed with laying down the apple slices and rolling them into roses.

4. Caramel Apple Roses

  • Ingredients: Drizzle caramel sauce over the apple slices before rolling them up.
  • Instructions: After placing the apple slices on the puff pastry, drizzle them with caramel sauce for a gooey, sweet addition. Finish rolling and baking as usual.

5. Savory Cheese and Apple Roses

  • Ingredients: Add thin slices of sharp cheddar or brie between the apple slices.
  • Instructions: Alternate layers of apple and cheese along the pastry strip. The savory cheese complements the sweetness of the apples, offering a delightful sweet-savory snack.

6. Spiced Apple Roses

  • Ingredients: Introduce spices like nutmeg, cardamom, or allspice to the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Instructions: Enhance the sugar mixture with your choice of spices for a warm, aromatic flavor that's perfect for cooler weather.

7. Lemon Poppy Seed Apple Roses

  • Ingredients: Add poppy seeds and extra lemon zest to the sugar mix.
  • Instructions: Mix lemon zest and poppy seeds into the cinnamon sugar before sprinkling it on the pastry. This version offers a refreshing citrus twist to the classic recipe.

These variations can help personalize the apple roses to your taste preferences or the occasion, making each batch uniquely delicious! 

Apple Puff PastryRoses

Apple Roses are a fantastic way to add a touch of elegance to any occasion. Not only are they a feast for the eyes, but they also offer a delightful combination of flavors and textures that are sure to please any palate. With just a few ingredients and some simple steps, you can create a dessert that looks like it came straight from a professional bakery. Enjoy the process and the praise you’ll receive from delighted friends and family!