Apple Roses

You may use just about any variety of apples.  Approximately 2 apples can make 6 apple roses. 

Wash your apples.  Do not peel .  Slice in half.  Carefully slice each half into very thin slices.  Using a melon baller, cut our the seeds and shafts that are at the bottom of the apple slices. Cutting as little as possible. 

Arrange apple slices on a plate, single layer.  Sprinkle lightly with water.  Microwave for 70 – 90 seconds.  They should be able to bend slightly.  Cover plate with plastic wrap and then a towel to keep moist. 

CRUST:  You may use either pre-made pie crust or your own,  or crescent roll dough.  Cut into strips 2’’ x 9” .    Brush with melted butter.  For a little blast of flavor, spread very thinly a small amount of raspberry jam.  Then sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. 

Place apple slices on the upper half of the dough, overlapping. Skin side up.  Each rose should have about 8-10 slices of apple. Fold dough over bottom  edges of apples.   Then carefully roll sideways and place into well greased muffin tins.  They should look like a rose!  

Brush gently with a little more melted butter, and another sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar.  Bake for 12 minutes at 350 , uncovered.  Then cover gently with aluminum foil and bake an additional 30 – 35 minutes. 

When they come out, drizzle a small amount of carmel on the top. Cool, then sprinkle with powdered sugar. 


Dough in strips with jam, cinnamon/sugar, and apple slices
Strips with folded over dough
Strips rolled up
Apple roses in muffin tin
Out of the oven, drizzling carmel

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