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Valentines Day Treats – Apple Roses

Its less than a week till Valentines day , way not make something special for the person you love. These are so beautiful and they super fun to make.


  • 1 large red apple, cored and very thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ cup of Water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 T ground cinnamon
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • Icing sugar to dust



  • Preheat oven – 200 degrees, spray and cook your muffin tin
  • Slice your apple into thin slices, keep the skin on.
  • Place apple slices into a bowl with 1/ 2 cup of water and the juice from one lemon.
  • Microwave on High about 3 min , mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Roll out puff pastry sheet and cut into 6 pieces
  • Spread melted butter over dough; top with a generous amount of cinnamon-sugar.
  • Place apple slices along 1 long edge of dough, about 1/2 cm beyond edge of dough, overlapping slices slightly.
  • Fold bottom half of dough over the apple slices to form a long “fold” leaving apple slices exposed.
  • Beat the egg in a bowl. Paint surface of dough with egg wash.
  • Sprinkle with more cinnamon-sugar, to taste.
  • Starting from one end, roll dough (not too tightly) to form a rose-shaped pastry.
  • Seal the roll with a little water/egg wash if needed
  • Transfer roses to prepared muffin tin.
  • Sprinkle with a little more cinnamon-sugar on top.
  • Place muffin tin directly on middle rack of preheated oven.
  • Bake until well browned, about 45 minutes.
  • Remove muffin tin allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • Remove apple roses dust with icing sugar and enjoy.


You can watch me make this from last years appearance on Expresso https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE-iJok2uvA

You can also have some fun and make pizza roses, you can do a margarita version or add some salami as the petals . I found this post on you tube , same principle just pizza ingredients.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8UrrD1BwR4.

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