You may have seen these Apple Pie Roses before. They are so beautiful. So it is no surprise that they are all over social media. I decided I had to give them a try. However, I couldn’t just make the same recipe everyone is using. I based the general steps of my recipe off of pepperidge farms recipe found here. Then I transformed it. I set out to add more fall flavor. Add a creamy decadent filling. Basically make these Apple Pie Pastries the perfect dessert to find solace in as fall is approaching.
Mission accomplished! As I write this post I have eaten two whole Apple Pie Roses. They are such a tasty comforting dessert when it is stormy outside(it is currently grey and rainy at my house). So here are five tips to help you bake up these yummy pastries. First tip: Let your cream cheese come to room temperature before making the filling. This way the cream cheese will be easy to blend with the powder sugar and spread onto the dough. Tip number two: Use bright red apples. I don’t love the taste of regular red apples so I use Pink Lady apples. They still have the bright color but are more tart and flavorful. Third tip: After thinly slicing the apples with a mandolin or pairing knife soak them in lemon juice water. This will prevent your apples from turning brown. Tip number four: Thoroughly dry your apples before arranging them on your pastry dough. The first time I made these I did not dry my apples. Consequently, it took FOREVER for my pastries to cook. Tip number five: after baking your apple roses for ~20 minutes cover your roses with tin foil. This will prevent the tips of your rose/apple petals from burning while your pastries finish cooking.
I would love to hear your thoughts on my Apple Pie Roses! I hope you loved them as much as the Good Things Utah crew! For another easy yet beautiful pastry recipe check out my raspberry cream cheese pastries.