Apple Rose Pastries Dessert
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This is a frugal, light, tasty and beautiful dessert or appetizer for any occasion. They are also easy to make! You can also find a Gluten-Free version!
Recipe type: Dessert or Appetizer
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup of flour (or the best ever gluten-free flour for a GF version)
  • 1 red apple
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • 3 TBSP water
  • ½ stick of butter, softened
  • Dashes of sugar and cinnamon for the finishing touch
  1. Slice the apple very thinly
  2. Place the apple slices in the pot with the sugar, honey and water.
  3. Cook on medium for about 5 minutes, or until the apples are soft. You will want to stir them gently as they cook.
  4. Then pull the slices out and let them cool on a plate while you make the dough. *NOTE: keep the liquid in the pan as you will need this for the dough! Don't drain or rinse it yet!
  5. In a medium bowl, place the butter in the bowl and break it up a little.
  6. Then add the 1 cup flour.
  7. Then, using the "apple water" from the pan that you cooked the apples in, gather 3 TBSP of this water and add to the flour/butter mixture.
  8. Mix the dough until smooth (by hand is best).
  9. Then cut the dough in half .
  10. With each half, roll the dough out into a square/rectangle approximately 6x10 inches.
  11. Once you rolled it out to get it as square as possible, clean up the square by cutting the edges to make it "more square."
  12. Then, using a pizza cutter (knife works too), cut 1" wide strips from about 10" in length. With this dough, each half should make about 5-6 flowers for 10-12 total flowers per batch.
  13. Place 5-6 cooked apple slices on the strip of dough, overlapping slightly.
  14. Then "roll up" the dough to form the rose!
  15. Place in a cupcake liner in a muffin pan.
  16. Repeat with the second half of the dough.
  17. Then bake for 15-18 minutes at 350 degrees. They will really not get brown. You just want the dough cooked, but it won't turn brown.
  18. Pull them out of the oven, while still hot/warm, brush them with honey and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon!
  19. Let them cool and serve later, but you can also serve them warm. We have eaten them both ways and they are fabulous warm and cooled!
Recipe by The Thrifty Couple at