Mini Apple Roses Recipe

If you have been on Pinterest for any amount of time, you may have come across the trendy apple rose design seen on cupcakes, pies, tarts, and more. It’s not hard to see the appeal of it, but I wanted to know: Is it really all that easy to do?

Adapted from :
Apple Roses
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 apples, Red Delicious recommended
Cinnamon Cups
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar, optional for dusting
  • 18 oz cinnamon roll dough, 2 packages, store brand recommended
  • Number one : Add the lemon juice to a medium microwaveable bowl and set aside.
  • Number two : Slice the apples in half and cut out the cores (an apple corer is recommended). Using a sharp paring knife or mandolin, cut the apple halves lengthwise into 1/8-inch thick slices and add to the bowl.
  • Number three : In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and melted butter together. Then pour on top of the apple slices, stirring to coat.
  • Number four : Microwave for about 2 minutes or until the apple slices are pliable. Remove from the microwave and drain any accumulated liquid. Then set aside.
  • Number five : Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin and set aside.
  • Number six : Open the cinnamon roll package and unravel the dough into long strips.
  • Number seven : Place one cinnamon roll in each muffin cup to form a spiral.
  • Number eight : Slide apple slices in the gaps between the cinnamon roll with the peel side facing up to make a rose petal look. Repeat for all remaining muffin cups.
  • Number nine : Bake 15-20 minutes or until puffy and golden. Then remove from the oven and cool slightly.
  • Number ten : Dust with optional powdered sugar before serving.