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Crescent Apple Roses

By Jessica Walker
Created January 10, 2017
Need a pretty idea for your next brunch or dessert table? These apple roses are sure to impress!
Crescent Apple Roses

It is apple season and everywhere you look there are recipes and ideas for using the apple harvest. How about making these super pretty rolls that look like roses and use easy ingredients? No-brainer, right? Let’s get started! 

First, you will need a roll of Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations Seamless Dough Sheet. Tip: If you are unable to find this product, you can always use a can of original crescents, you will just need to make sure you roll out the creases.

Pillsbury Recipe Creations Seamless Dough Sheet

Next, grab three medium apples, wash and core them, then cut them into thin slices. You don’t want to peel these bad boys. The peel will help the apple stay together in our rolls.

slicing apples

Next, get some water, sugar and lemon juice boiling on the stovetop. Once it is good and bubbly, carefully add the apples slices and let them boil for about three minutes. You want them to be soft and pliable. Drain them on a paper towel ‘til just about dry.

draining apples after being boiled
drying apple slices on paper towel

While your apples are cooling, start rolling out your dough. The Recipe Creations dough sheets are so handy and oh-so easy to work with! Just roll it out a bit on a floured surface.

rolling out dough sheet

Then, sprinkle the surface of your dough with your cinnamon-sugar mixture.

sprinkling dough sheet with cinnamon and sugar

With a pastry cutter (or a pizza cutter!) cut the dough into one-inch strips.

cutting strips of dough with pastry cutter

Then carefully lay your cooled apples, end to end, on each strip. Gently roll up each strip of dough.

placing apples on dough strip
rolling up dough and apples

Once it is rolled up, place each roll into a greased muffin tin.

unbaked apple rolls in muffin pan

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on wire rack and enjoy! These pretty rolls are just as good at lunch as they are with a scoop of ice cream for dessert.

Crescent Apple Roses