Apples are abundant in fall, found in ciders, pies, and turkey stuffing for Thanksgiving. They are an incredibly versatile fruit found in both savory and sweet treats. This Instructable takes the fall fruit and turns it into a delicious and decorative bite sized pie or tart in the shape of a rose. It's simple, fast and a crowd pleaser. So break it out to sweeten your next holiday or festive feast!

Step 1: Ingredients

Preheat your oven to 375F.

You'll need the following for your Apple Roses:

  • Two Red/Pink Skinned Apples (I used a Pink Lady and a Winesap Apple)
  • Pre-made Pie Crust
  • 3 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Lemon (to juice)
  • 1 teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • A pinch of Salt
  • Flour to cover cutting board


  • Sharp Knife
  • Muffin Pan
  • Bowl
  • Microwave
<p>easy, delicious and good looking! great recipe!</p>
<p>Excellent recipe! Huge hit at work. Thanks for sharing. </p>
tried it <br>loved it<br>wil make again! awesome share!
<p>My apples got burned, any idea how to avoid that? I put the oven on 190&deg;C, hot air...</p><p>Otherwise nice and complete recipe, thanks!</p>
Made these for Thanksgiving w/ a slightly different resipe, but they turned out wonderfully. Easy to do and look great.
<p>man, this is sharp. thanks for sharing!</p>
<p>I will introduce it in my Valentine Dinner! Thanks.</p>
<p>An elegant surprise ... I hope I get invited out for Christmas Dinner, I will make these for sure. Just gorgeous and so creative.</p>
<p>This recipe looks like a work of art! It's Tuesday before Thanksgiving and I'm so tempted to try this recipe! Fear of mine turning out to look like wilted roses is the concern. Yours are so beautiful!</p>
<p>love them</p>
<p>AWWW so pretty</p>
Bet they would taste good drizzled with a frosting or glaze of some sort!
<p>1 cm is way too thick if i see the photo's of the cut apples. Looks more like a few mm in my opinion.</p>
<p>hahah stolen from chef john :P</p>
<p>yummy and nice looking too</p>
Excellent super work, looks very good, I will try them
How many roses does 2 apples and 1 pie crust make?? I'm so excited to make these!
<p>I found that the limiting factor was the pie crust. From two pie crusts and two apples I made about 8 apple roses and I had half of an apple left over. I would imagine that you could also roll your dough out thinner, as the base of my roses after they were baked was pretty thick. You just don't want to roll them too thin, otherwise they will tear apart as you are rolling them up. </p>
Such a &quot;WOW&quot; presentation. Thanks for sharing.
<p>OMG!!!! I love how these look they are beautifully made well done!! I would prefer these over flowers any day :D</p>
<p>How pretty and yummy!</p>

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