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Savory, Cheesy Apple Rose Pastry Recipe

Ready to make those delicious apple roses you've seen on Facebook and Pinterest?  Our fun twist combines bacon or prosciutto with Gruyere to make a decadent treat. 
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time52 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6 people


  • 2 large apples I do either fuji or gala
  • 1 box puff pastry room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 block Gruyere cheese shredded
  • 1 large lemon halved
  • 1 package proscuitto or thin sliced bacon


  • Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees.  Now thaw your puff pastry to room temperature and slice into 6 pieces.  While the puff pastry is thawing, grease a cupcake baking sheet and mix the egg with a tablespoon of water to create an egg wash.  
  • Wash and halve your apples.  Then core them and slice them thin.  Once sliced, add water to a microwavable safe bowl and squeeze in 1/2 to 1 lemon and the apple slices.  Now microwave for 1 minute increments until the apples can bend without breaking.  
  • Cut the puff pastry into 6 even slices.  Place the egg wash on the top side of the puff pastry.  Next line the puff pastry with a slice of the thin cut bacon or prosciutto and the apples along the puff pastry. Make sure to leave half of the puff pastry available so you can fold it over.  Once complete, add in a light sprinkle of the grated Gruyere.  
  • Now roll the apple roses and place them into the cupcake tins.  Bake at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes or until everything is cooked.  I take them out and sprinkle some cheese on for the last 5 minutes for an extra fun look.