Baked Honey Apple Roses

Apples curled into honey buns. This recipe for baked honey apple roses is the perfect synergy of baking and art.  Making this elegant dessert is easier than you might guess. Just a handful of ingredients, and so easy, kids can help. Top with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle of honey for over-the-top decadence.

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 60 minutes

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Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Place sliced apple wedges into a medium bowl with boiling water, lemon juice and 2 Tbsp honey. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes until softened. If desired, speed up the process by microwaving for 3-5 minutes.

With a sharp knife, cut puffed pastry into 2” strips. Place apple slices along the top half of each strip, overlapping each slice slightly. Fold bottom half of puffed pastry strip up. Roll up gently to create the “rose”. Place rolled roses into a nonstick Texas muffin tin.

Drizzle remaining ½ cup of honey atop roses.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before removing from tin.  Serve warm.


Flavor Twist: If desired, sprinkle apple slices and puffed pastry with cinnamon before rolling into roses.

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