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Apple Roses (Vegan, 5 ingredients only)

If you’re looking for an easy but fancy looking dessert, look no further than these Apple Roses! They are super quick to make and you’ll only need 5 ingredients! I’ll show you how to make them! 

After watching the idea of Apple Roses go through various cooking groups, social media and youtube videos, I thought I’d try it myself making a vegan version. There are so many different variations out there (with or without jam, cooking the apples before baking them, glazing the apples with egg white,…) but this version is a very quick one! You don’t need to cook the apples, so that’s definitely a time saver.

They look super fancy, but they are so easy to make! It’s such a great dessert to surprise your family, colleagues or friends with!

Ingredients for the Apple Roses

You’ll need:

  • vegan puff pastry dough
  • white sugar
  • cinnamon
  • an apple
  • and powdered sugar (for dusting)

Vegan Puff Pastry

Depending on where you live, vegan puff pastry might not be the easiest ingredient to get. Here in Austria, we are lucky that most of the puff pastries are accidentally vegan – some brands even embrace it and include the vegan label on the packaging, which makes it even easier to spot the vegan ones. In the US, Pepperidge Farm’s puff pastry dough should be vegan. I’d always recommend checking the ingredients though – just to be sure.

How to make Vegan Apple Roses

Puff Pastry cut in strips

Cut the puff pastry into 6 strips

Puff pastry sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon

Sprinkle the puff pastry with sugar and cinnamon

Rolling vegan apple roses

Add the apple slices and roll the puff pastry strips

Puff Pastry sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, topped with apple slices to make Vegan Apple Roses

Repeat for the other apple roses

Closing all the edges of the Apple Roses

Close the edges

Vegan Apple Roses in a muffin tray

Bake the apple roses in a muffin tray in order to keep their form

Vegan Apple Roses

Dust the Apple Roses with powdered sugar after baking

Vegan Apple Roses

Apple Roses

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for vegan Apple Roses. They look super fancy, but are so incredibly easy to make! Surprise your family, friends or colleagues with this dessert!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 6 servings
Calories 470 kcal


  • 1 package vegan puff pastry dough*
  • 1 apple
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar (make sure it's vegan!)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar for dusting


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F/180°C.
  • Take the vegan puff pastry dough out of the fridge to thaw.
  • Slice the apple with a mandoline slicer or cut by hand in very thin slices.
  • When the puff pastry dough is thawed, roll it out and cut it in 6 strips with a pizza slicer.
  • Sprinkle the vegan sugar and cinnamon evenly on the pastry dough.
  • Place the apple slices on the pastry dough strips and roll it in like in the pictures above.
  • Fold in the bottom and make it smooth.
  • Place them in a muffin tin and put it in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  • Once they are done, take them out of the muffin tin, because when they're cooled off it's harder to get them out.
  • Dust the Apple Roses with powdered sugar before serving.


*Puff Pastry: Dimensions: 16x9 inches or 42x24 cm. If you're looking for a vegan puff pastry dough in the US, old pepperidge farm should be vegan but make sure to check the label!


Calories: 470kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 6gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 203mgPotassium: 82mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 1.4mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 2.1mg
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This post was first published on July 8, 2017. Updated on May 6, 2018.

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Recipe Rating

Carmen Young

Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

Absolutely wonderful! I can’t wait to try these beautiful roses for a special brunch soon. Thank you for sharing this creative recipe!


Monday 28th of May 2018

Yeay, hope you enjoy, Carmen! :)


Tuesday 15th of May 2018

These look amazing! Will definitely be making them. Thanks.


Monday 21st of May 2018

Hope you enjoy! :)


Sunday 4th of October 2015

Thy look wonderful!!! Did you make the vegan pastry dough or have a specific brand you like? Having trouble finding some. Thanks


Sunday 4th of October 2015

Hi Jes! I've used a store-bought pastry dough. We actually have a quite a few brands with vegan pastry doughs (clever, tante fanny,...) in Austria. Where are you from? I've had american readers tell me that they've found a vegan pastry dough in Whole Foods (near the ice creams). Maybe you can ask store employers? I hope you'll find some!


Tuesday 3rd of February 2015

Ooh, now I want to try this too! It looks like a super fancy cinnamon bun.


Tuesday 3rd of February 2015

Hah! You're so right. That reminds that I wanted to make some cinnamon buns for sooo long now. There's too much delicious food in the world to eat it all.