Get your



EsmeSalon Recipes

Get access to 1000+ homemade tried and tested recipes by home chefs

By subscribing, I agree to receive a newsletter, exclusive content and free gifts, and declare that I have read the privacy policy and terms and conditions.


Please Spread the love, Sharing is Caring!

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Please note that EsmeSalon may have a financial relationship with some of the vendors we mention in this post which means we may get compensated financially or in kind, at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase through any link in this post. Please refer to our Affiliate Disclosure and Privacy Policy should you require any additional information.

Everybody loves Apple Roses, do you?

Can you freeze Apple roses?

You can make just a few roses and freeze the rest of the pastry for another time! We made a dozen roses and 10 or so buds with our pastry. *You want an apple that will hold its shape. We went apple picking recently and the golden delicious were our favorites this year, so we used them.

OBSESSED with apple roses

This is what they are and how to make them



Apple roses with icecream on a white serving dish and mint leaves

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

Simple to make, Very elegant to serve, and outstanding delicious to enjoy with friends.

  • Author:
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 1 frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed
  • 2 red organic apples (I used red delicious)
  • half lemon, juice
  • 1 tablespoon of flour, to sprinkle the counter
  • 3 tablespoons of apricot preserve
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • powder sugar for decorating (optional)


Thaw the puff pastry if you have not done so yet. It should take about 20-30 minutes.

Prepare a bowl with some water and lemon juice.

Cut the apples in half, remove the core, and cut the apples into paper-thin slices.

Leave the peel so it will give the red color to your roses.

Right away, place the sliced apples in the bowl with lemon and water, so that they will not change color.

Microwave the apples in the bowl, for about 3 minutes, to make them slightly softer.

If you prefer, you can also simmer the apple slices in the water in a small pan (on the stove).

Unwrap the puff pastry over a clean and lightly floured counter.

Using a rolling pin stretch the dough a little, trying to keep it in a rectangular shape.

Cut the dough into 6 strips. These are about 2 in x 9 in (5 cm x 22 cm).

In a bowl, place three tablespoons of apricot preserve with two tablespoons of water.

Microwave for about one minute, so that the preserve will be easier to spread. Spread the preserve on the dough.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Drain the apples.

Place the apples on the dough, as shown in my picture.

Sprinkle with cinnamon (personal preference).

Fold up the bottom part of the dough.

Carefully roll, seal the edge, and place in a silicone muffin cup.

No need to grease the muffin mold if it is silicone.

Otherwise, make sure to grease it.

Do the same for all 6 roses.

Bake at 375 F (190 C) for about 40-45 minutes, until fully cooked.


Please be sure the pastry is fully cooked on the inside before removing the roses from the oven! If after 30 minutes the apples on top look fully cooked, move the pan to a lower rack in the oven, and wait for 10-15 more minutes to avoid undercooking the puff pastry.

Sprinkle with powder sugar and enjoy! I chose to add a dollop of French vanilla ice cream and some mint leaves.

Prepared, tried, and tested by Valerie Diedrich from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes From Home Chefs

Tried this recipe? Mention @_EsmeSalon or tag #shareEScare

I hope you will have a go at this one and when you tested and made this recipe,
please will you be so kind as to visit the post and give it a rating and
review, please and thank you. You can also share it on Instagram and mention
@_EsmeSalon or tag #shareEScare


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 69
  • Sugar: 8
  • Sodium: 13
  • Fat: 2
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 13
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 0

Tried this recipe?

Give us a shout at _esmesalon on Instagram

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes
Baking at Home
  • Make tomorrow more amazing than today!
  • Just believe in yourself and dream big.
  • Do not give up on your hopes. Take care always.


I, Esme Slabbert, am the author and creator of this site, EsmeSalon. It is unlawful to re-use any content from this blog, without my written permission. Please contact me should you wish to discuss it further.


My goal is to provide the best homemade recipes that are healthy for all families to enjoy. I also endeavor to showcase and share other bloggers and promote them on my Blog. You will also find Resources and Courses and Services for Bloggers which I promote from time to time.

Leave a Comment

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star