Weddings are obviously a huge event, but there are also smaller celebrations leading up to the big day. If you’re in charge of planning a bridal shower, bridesmaid luncheon, or farewell brunch, our apple pie roses are perfect! Not only are they cute, but they’re tasty and easy to make with our recipe.
Why apple pie shaped like a rose?
First of all, they’re adorable! After that, there are a number of reasons including the fact that they are tasty, impressive, and fun to make. Apple pie rosettes are perfect to serve if you are hosting an event. They’d be so fun at a bridal shower or bridesmaids’ luncheon.
Apple pie rose tarts can also be served during breakfast or as a miniature dessert. You can also make this recipe as a newlywed in your new home together. No matter when you make them, our apple pie rose recipe is guaranteed to be a hit!
How to Make Apple Pie Roses
- Makes: 12 apple pie rosettes
- Prep time: 30 minutes
- Cook time: 22 minutes
Ingredients for Mini Pies
- 1 17.3 ounce box of frozen puff pastry, thawed (there should be two sheets in the box)
- 3 baking apples (we used a red tart variety)
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 3 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- caramel sauce (the amount you use per tart is up to you!)
How to Make Apple Pie Roses
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- Unfold your puff pastry sheets, and lay them out on a surface that is clean and dry.
- With a sharp knife, cut each sheet into 6 strips so that you end up with 12 strips total from the 2 sheets.
- Quarter all 3 apples, and remove the core with a paring knife.
- Use a mandoline or knife to cut the quarters into extremely thin slices. The thinner the better so the slices bend instead of break when rolling into the apple pie rosettes.
- Lay the apples—peel side out—on the top third of the puff pastry slice. Be sure that the top of the apple with the peel hangs over the edge a bit above the pastry.
- Combine melted butter, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl. The mixture will be a bit thick.
- With a pastry brush, brush some of the sugar/flour/butter mixture onto the pastry below the slices.
- Fold the bottom of the puff pastry so that it covers the bottom of the apple slices. It should also cover the brown sugar mixture.
- Start at one end, and roll the pastry-wrapped apples into a coil, similar to rolling a cinnamon roll. It is normal for this to be a messy process. Apple slices may move and some of the sugar mixture may leak out. All of that is ok!
- Immediately after rolling, place your apple pie rose tarts into a muffin pan. This will help hold the shape together. You can rearrange and push into place any apples that have moved.
- Repeat for each strip of apple pie roses puff pastry.
- Bake until golden brown for 22-25 minutes at 400 degrees F.
- Remove rosettes from the oven.
- Let cool on a cooling rack out of the pan for 10 minutes.
- Drizzle each apple rose tart with caramel.
- Serve and enjoy!