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Three apple roses with powdered sugar on a pink plate

Fancy Apple Cinnamon Roses

These fancy-looking apple roses are the perfect dessert to impress your family and friends. Easier than they look to make but give that fancy feel, you only need 5 ingredients!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword easy vegan desserts, vegan puff pastry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 233kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 1 sweet apple , e.g. Pink Lady
  • 1 9 x 16-inch package vegan puff pastry , thawed (see note for gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon vegan white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • 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.
Reprinted with permission from The Veginner's Cookbook, copyright © 2018 by Bianca Haun and Sascha Naderer,. Published by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g