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Apple & Honey Roses

Apple & Honey Roses

An elegant individual pastry, which resembles a beautiful rose. Crisp puff pastry filled with naturally sweet apples, sprinkled with cinnamon & honey. Best served with caramel sauce, ice cream or warmed custard!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 12 roses



  • 500 g puff pastry (Jus-Rol pastry block, or for gluten free use Jus -Rol gluten free pastry)
  • 3 apples, cored and sliced thinly (pink lady or red delicious)
  • 50 g cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • flour for dusting (or gluten free flour if required)


  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • cinnamon

serving suggestion

  • caramel sauce
  • ice cream
  • custard, warmed


  • Pre-heat the oven to 425°F, gas mark 6, 220°C (200°C fan-assisted).
  • Place the sliced apples in boiling water for 5 minutes to soften them slightly. Drain them through a sieve and run under cold water. Divide the sliced apples into 12 batches on a towel slightly overlapping each other.
  • Mix together the honey, cream cheese and sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • Take the pastry block out of the fridge and divide into equal parts of 12. Easiest way to do this is to halve it down the middle, length ways and then split each half into 6 equal parts. Roll each pastry slice into 5cm x 22cm rectangles (easier to roll the width first and then the length).
  • Take a muffin tray and sprinkle flour into the muffin holes.
  • Take a pastry brush and brush the cream cheese mixture along the length, from the middle to the top of the pastry strips. Then layer the apple slices on top of the cream cheese, allowing for a finger space on either side of the pastry, overlapping the apples slightly. The top of the apples should be peeking out at the top of the pastry. Fold the bottom of the pastry over the apples, pinch together the sides of the pastry and roll from one end to the other, making sure the apples stay in place and tuck the end of the pastry into the folds of the rolled pastry. It should now resemble a rose.
  • Place in the oven for 30 minutes. Once out of the oven, place on a wire rack and drizzle with honey over each of the apple roses and sprinkle the cinnamon on top.
  • Serve with caramel sauce, ice cream or warmed custard.
  • When making this recipe, I’d LOVE to see how you get on so either send me a photo to or post a picture to Instagram using the #myrelationshipwithfood and tag @myrelationshipwithfood
  • Enjoy!


LISA’S TIP - Make sure the apples are sliced thinly so you can manipulate them when rolling the pastry. You can chop up some raisins and place them in the cream cheese mixture on top of the apples before you roll it into the rose shape. I love to serve these apples roses warm. They can be made ahead of time and stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for two days, reheat for 10-15 minutes before serving.
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