Easy Apple Roses Recipe

Easy Apple Roses Recipe
An easy apple roses recipe in honor of Thanksgiving coming up.

These aren’t traditionally Italian but are enjoyed by many in Italy, and I would assume the rest of the world, because who doesn’t like cinnamon.

My children are less excited about Thanksgiving itself and more excited about the fact that they are going to have off.

Easy Apple Roses Recipe
Easy Apple Roses Recipe

The school has been keeping them busy, even on the weekends, and so they will probably be sleeping the whole holiday off.

Easy Apple Roses Recipe
Easy Apple Roses Recipe

I, however, am thinking about what I could cook up during the holiday. You all will get to see a lot of special Italian dishes that will still stick with the Thanksgiving theme, but still have that Italian flare to it. So, I hope you’re excited as much as I am!

For antipasto, I thought of making one of my favorite Sicilian dishes, Caponata.

Then my children personally requested Lasagna for the main course. I still have to think of some more but for dessert, I have these delicious apple roses flavored with cinnamon and maple syrup.

Easy Apple Roses Recipe
Easy Apple Roses Recipe

To make these delicate and yummy apple roses, I used ready-made puff pastry, so as to optimize time and obtain an excellent result with minimum effort.

Easy Apple Roses Recipe

Easy Apple Roses Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • A roll of puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 medium apples
  • 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar1 knob of butter
  • 1 lemon juice
  • cinnamon powder
  • maple syrup
  • powdered sugar


  1. Wash the apples well and core them.
  2. Cut them into thin slices and sprinkle them with lemon juice, so that they do not become dark.Easy Apple Roses Recipe
  3. Melt a knob of butter in a non-stick pan, add the sugar and let it melt over low heat.
  4. Add the apple slices, sprinkle them with cinnamon, and wait for them to cook until soft.Easy Apple Roses Recipe
  5. Unroll the ready-made puff pastry on a smooth work surface and cut it into horizontal strips of about 9 x 2 inches.Easy Apple Roses Recipe
  6. Arrange the apple slices on half of each strip, the latter being previously brushed with maple syrup.
  7. Fold the bottom of the strips back to the same height as the one below.
  8. Roll the strip tightly from one short end to the other so as to make a rose, seal the flap of dough well to close the rose.Easy Apple Roses Recipe
  9. Arrange the roses, properly spaced, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Sprinkle them with more granulated sugar and cinnamon and bake in a preheated oven at 170°C (340°F) for about 50-60 minutes or 200°C (400°F) for 40 minutes.Easy Apple Roses Recipe
  11. Remove from the oven, allow to cool, and sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinnamon and serve.



Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 175Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 5mgSodium 53mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 2gSugar 28gProtein 1g
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