If you’re looking to captivate your guests at the next holiday celebration or if you’re up for a good culinary challenge, give these beauties a whirl.  They’re made from the real fruit, just a hint of sugar, and they’re absolutely stunning.



vegan, dairy free

Recipe by Jentry Lee Hull adapted from Tip Hero’s Apple Roses and Food Wishes Apple Roses

Yields roughly 9 roses


  • 4 medium/large apples, cored and sliced thinly* (any kind will do)
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Water for apple soak (fill a large microwave safe bowl)
  • 2-3 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon, or to taste
  • Sheets of puff pastry or pie crust
  • Powdered sugar, for garish


  • Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Core apples, keep the skin on and slice thinly.
  • Place apple slices in microwave safe bowl.
  • Squeeze lemon juice and pour water over apples until apples are completely covered.
  • Microwave apples for 3-5 minutes, or until apples are tender.
  • Flour clean counter space or board and roll out the puff pastry/pie dough to make strips 3 inches wide and 12 inches long.
  • In glass bowl, combine melted coconut oil, maple syrup and cinnamon.
  • Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the center of the pastry with coconut oil mixture.
  • Line apple slices long ways, peel side facing up, on the pastry from one end to the other.
  • Fold the bottom half of the pastry up, to envelope the apple slices (leaving the peel side exposed).
  • Carefully roll the pastry into a wheel to form a rose shape.
  • Place each rose into its own individual muffin tin (grease if not using nonstick).
  • Bake on 375 for about 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle on powdered sugar and serve.


  • To be extra festive, use 2 green Granny Smith apples and 2 red apples (Gala, Honey Crisp, etc.).
  • I made the mistake of using whole wheat filo dough. They turned out great, but the filo dough was really flakey and difficult to work with.  I highly recommend using pastry dough or pie dough.

Happy baking!

Coach Jentry


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