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Puff Pastry Roses Apple Dessert

Apple Puff Pastry Dessert in the Shape of Roses

This dessert looks complicated, but it's not, and your guests will love it.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people


  • Rolling Pin
  • Chef’s knife
  • Clean ruler
  • Mandolin (optional)
  • Pastry brush
  • Cupcake (muffin) tin


  • 1/2 box Puff Pastry one sheet in a package of 2, thawed
  • 2 Red Apples Red Delicious
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz All-Purpose Flour to sprinkle a clean counter
  • 3 tbsp Apricot Preserve
  • 2 oz Cinnamon Sugar ratio, 4:1 sugar to cinnamon
  • Powdered Sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Thaw the puff pastry 20 minutes before you plan to use it.
  • Prepare a bowl of water, lemon juice.
  • Cut the apples in half, core each half with a melon ball cutter and cut the apples into 1/8 inch thick slices. A mandolin works perfectly for the apples.
  • Microwave the apple slices in the water for 3 minutes to soften so they will bend when you roll them into a rose shape. Let cool and drain on paper towels. Make sure the slices are dry!
  • Now, unwrap the pastry and roll with a rolling pin to a 12 x 9-inch sheet – cut into 6 strips, each one 2 inches by 9 inches. Measure with a ruler, many sheets come 10 x 9 inches so use your rolling pin to stretch the 10-inch side to 12 inches.
  • In a bowl, mix three tablespoons of apricot preserves with two tablespoons with water. With a pastry brush, spread a thin layer of preserves on each strip.
  • Now, arrange the apple slices on the dough overlapping each other and have the red skin edge stick out of the top of the strip
  • Fold up the bottom of the edged of the pastry
  • Starting from one end, roll the dough carefully keeping the slices in place. Seal the edge at the end and place it in a cupcake tin that has been sprayed with vegetable spray.
  • Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 45 to 50 minutes.


Note: If your dough becomes warm, chill in the fridge for 10 minutes prior to rolling.
Plating ideas: sprinkle with powdered sugar and/or edible flowers. Or, serve with a raspberry coulis (or other brightly-coloured fruit sauce). Or, serve with vanilla ice cream.
Keyword Apples, French Desserts, Puff Pastry
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