Easy, tasty and pretty, Apple Rose Cup Cakes

Apple puff pastry roses

These Apple Rose Cub Cakes or muffins are beautiful to look at, simply made with store bought puff pastry dough and fresh apples. These cup cakes are not only pretty, they also taste uniquely delicious. The fruity-sweet taste of the apples goes perfectly with the dough. Puff pastry sheets can be bought at the freezer isle in the grocery store. I was lucky to find them half price at Lidl’s. The sheets are smaller, but fine for this project.

  • Apple
  • slice apple thin
  • Bowl with water and lemon juice
  • Sliced Apples in water and lemon juice
  • Puff pastry dough cut in strips
  • Apricot jelly in a bowl with water
  • Apple slices on Puff pastry dough
  • Close puff pastry dough
  • Muffin pan
  • cooking puff pastry roses
  • Puff pastry roses ready to eat
  • Puff pastry roses with fruit

Easy and pretty, Apple Rose Muffins

Easy and pretty, Apple Rose Muffins
Category: Pastry
Cuisine: German
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes

These Apple Rose Muffins are beautiful to look at, very simply made from store bought puff pastry dough and fresh apples.


  • I Puff Pastry sheet (Pepperidge Farms or other)
  • 2 red unpeeled Apples (red delicious or else)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Some flour
  • 3 tbsp apricot jam
  • Some water


  • Thaw puff pastry sheets for 25 minutes, but it has to be still cold
  • Remove the core of the apples, but do not peel. Slice paper thin.
  • Immediately place apple slices in a bowl with water and lemon juice, so it does not change color.
  • To make them easier to bend, microwave the apple slices for 1 to 2 min. to soften for easier handling/rolling.
  • Spread out the puff pastry dough on a clean floured surface. The sheets need to be cut 2”x 9” (or just use the already pre-cut Lidl puff pastry)
  • In a small bowl mix the apricot jam with some water and spread a thin layer on the cold puff pastry.
  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Drain apple slices.
  • Place the apple slices on top of the puff pastry overlapping one another. The upper side with the skin of the apple needs to peek out of the strip.
  • Sprinkle with sugar and/or cinnamon
  • Fold the bottom part of the dough up.
  • Carefully roll the dough with the apple slices from one end to the other and seal the edge at the end pressing with the finger.
  • Place puff pastry rose into muffin pan. No need to greasy silicon, otherwise grease with butter and flour (spray).
  • Bake at 375F for about 40 to 45 minutes, make sure the top does not burn (cover the last 10 minutes with Alu foil).


When cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar (optional)

Nutrition information

Serving Size: 1

I have been living half of my life in Germany, then US, and traveling since then. My passion is cooking, painting and glass mosaic art. I try to re-create recipes I grew up with, or I tasted while traveling in Europe. Disclosure: As an Amazon Affiliate I earn a small commission if you click through and make qualifying purchases with no additional cost to you.

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