I took part in the annual Staff Bake-Off, and made these baked apple roses. There were voted a “favorite” by my colleagues! Try it for your next bridal shower, girl’s night, or simply as a nice surprise for a friend!

Serving size: 12 roses
Prep time: 45 minutes | 
Cook time: 45 minutes
Total time: 1h 30 minutes


  • 3 apples
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 can of croissant pastry dough (look for ones with 0 trans fat)
  • Apricot jam (read the label to scan for high fructose corn syrup)
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Cut the apples vertically in half. Slice the apples into about ⅛ inch slices.IMG_2297
  2. Fill a large microwavable bowl halfway with water and squeeze half a lemon (pitted) into the bowl. Place the apple slices into the bowl and microwave for 3 minutes or until they become flimsy.IMG_2299
  3. Roll out pastry dough as thin as you can and cut the slices into 1.5 inches in width and about 9 inches long.IMG_2302
  4. Scoop about 5 tablespoons of apricot jam into a bowl with 3 tablespoons of water. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir.
  5. Line the sliced apples on the upper half of the dough as shown. Paste the apricot jam on the lower half of the dough. Sprinkle cinnamon.IMG_2315
  6. Fold the dough over to cover the apples.IMG_2305
  7. Starting at one end, roll the dough tightly into a rose.IMG_2312
  8. Repeat steps 5-7 until you run out of dough.
  9. Place the roses into a cupcake holder with cupcake lining. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until the dough is crisp.IMG_2320
  10. Using a tea steeper, sprinkle powdered sugar onto the rose just before serving.IMG_2324
Categories: Recipes, Sweet

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