These fancy-looking vegan apple roses are the perfect dessert to impress your family and friends. Easy to make and only 5 ingredients!
This is a cookbook review written by me on behalf of Bianca Haun, for which I received a free copy of the book. All the opinions and text are my own.
Sometimes you feel like whipping up a batch of cookies, and sometimes you're feeling fancy. Which is when you whip out these fancy, but super easy apple roses and impress the socks off of your guests!
This simple yet elegant recipe only requires 5 items!
- Vegan Puff Pastry
- Powdered Sugar
How to make fancy apple cinnamon roses to impress your guests
It really is very quick and easy, the biggest hurdle is remembering to thaw your puff pastry if you store it in the freezer. Other than that, it's a few minutes prep, then bake and serve!
- Slice apples.
- Sprinkle dough with cinnamon and sugar.
- Roll apple slices with dough.
- Sprinkle on some powdered sugar.
- Watch for thieves!
This recipe comes from a blogger friend of mine, Bianca, the author of the blog Elephantastic Vegan. I loved the concept of her book, what better than a beginners guide to starting the plant based food journey!
The recipes in this book are simple yet show how delicious vegan food can be. It's the perfect start! I love how she covers all the basics in this book. Other than actually doing it for you, this book does it all.
It's overwhelming when you're first starting to make a change in your diet and having such awesome resources really makes the mountain seem smaller.
Get a little extra by accompanying these apple roses with any of the following:
Tips and tricks
- Using a mandolin is the easiest way to get thin, uniform slices.
- Leaving the skin on the apples adds to the beautiful aesthetic and texture of this recipe, but if you're particularly averse to skins you can peel before slicing.
- To remove the apple roses from the muffin tin, let them cool completely then gently twist to release.
- If you are gluten intolerant, Schar brand makes a gluten free puff pastry. If you can't find any gluten free puff pastry dough, try substituting with pizza dough or tortillas.
- Coconut sugar can replace both the white sugar and powdered sugar. Make your own powdered sugar from coconut sugar by putting it into a high speed blender and blending on high until it forms a powder.
Apple roses are thinly sliced apples rolled in puff pastry and baked. They get their name from their resemblance to roses from the spiral of the apple slices.
Sweet apples are best for apple roses. I like Pink Ladies, but Fuji or Gala would work as well.
Apple roses should be baked in a muffin tin to hold their shape. Make sure to lightly oil your muffin tin, it will make removing MUCH easier.
More Recipes You'll Love
If you enjoy baking, try some of these other recipes as well:
- Gluten Free Apple Pie
- Vegan Gluten Free Pie Crust
- Cinnamon Apple Scones
- Healthy Vegan Apple Muffins
- Baked Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Easy Vegan Apple Roses
- Preheat oven to 350°F/ 180°C.
- Slice the apple with a mandoline slicer into very thin slices.
- Roll out the puff pastry and sprinkle the white sugar and cinnamon evenly on the pastry dough.
- Cut the dough horizontally into 6 equal strips.
- Place the apple slices on the pastry dough strips so that they overlap one another. The skin side of the apples should stick a little out of the strip. Carefully roll the strips in.
- Smooth down the bottom and press it together a bit.
- Place the apple roses in a lightly oiled muffin pan and put the pan in the oven on the lowest rack for about 25 to 30 minutes.
- Let them cool off completely before carefully twisting them out of the pan.
- Dust the apple roses with powdered sugar before serving.
- I used coconut sugar instead of white sugar and they turned to great.
- You can make your own powdered sugar from coconut sugar as well by putting it into a high speed blender and blending on high until it forms a powder.
- Schar brand makes a gluten free puff pastry. If you can't find it, then you can be creative and use gluten free pizza crust or tortillas.
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Nutrition and metric information should be considered an estimate.
Cassie Autumn Tran
These look exquisite. I absolutely picture these as garnishes on cakes, cupcakes, or dessert bread-loaves. Apple roses are an endeavor I have been meaning to try since I am so detail-oriented, but it's all about making sure I'm not too heavy-handed!
Awe, thanks so much Cassie! Vanessa does a great job and her book is awesome!
Bianca / Elephantastic Vegan
I'm so glad you enjoyed these Apple Roses, Sophia! And you're absolutely right, the timing couldn't be better. Apples in fall taste 1000% better than any other time of the year. I love fall produce. I don't necessarily like the cooler temperatures but pumpkin, apples, cranberries, and figs make up for it 🙂
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! <3
Thanks so much for letting me review your book!
this is a lovely recipe. Can`t wait to get my ingredients and bake this. Thanks. Hope you days become better, I agree with the old saying." when it rains it pours"
Well if that isn't the truth! I hope you enjoy these!
These look wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Hoping the rest of your week and onwards are back to normal. ❤️
Thank you Trish!