Cinnamon Roll Apple Roses Recipe -- Edible roses made with tart apple slices wrapped up in sweet and gooey cinnamon rolls. Such an easy and impressive treat for the holidays!
Ah, Monday. So we meet again. There's a nip in the air. The threat of darkness hangs around at 4PM now, and we're one cloud sneeze away from a Nor'easter. I think it's time we stop and smell the roses.
...and you thought I actually meant a flower. I mean, do you even KNOW me?!
This (pre) holiday season, I'm happy to be partnering up with Immaculate Baking to shake up your regular baked goodies with some impressively easy and wholesome varieties. You'll be knockin' the coal-covered boots off of the man in red this year with a dozen of these blooming beauties.
Plus they're organic, which I hear he's into these days. I can't credit my sources, but hey, why take a chance?
I've actually been a fan of Immaculate Baking for years now, especially for their ready to bake pie crusts for Thanksgiving. I don't care how many times Ina tells me pie dough is as simple as that, mine refuses to be anything besides gummy or rock solid.
There one of the only brands I can find for refrigerated doughs and rolls that don't have any trans fats or hydrogenated oils hiding in them, which is one of the ingredients I make no exceptions for if I can help it.
But there's just something about the smell of cinnamon rolls baking away on a holiday morning that sends me into holiday spirit overdrive. I have no shame in the pop and bake game, or using half the container of icing on just my cinnamon bun, but why not find a way to weave some more Martha into it without completely losing it, or serving a jail sentence.
I've been seeing these apple roses all over Pinterest, and wanted to try my hands at making some. But puff pastry is boring when you can have sweet and gooey cinnamon rolls instead. Case closed. End of story. That's a wrap.
...Or should I say, roll? 😉
A sprinkle of powdered sugar is about the amount of snow I can handle for winter, which I was I have spent my entire life in New England. What else would I complain about all season?
Regardless, the extra pinch of sugar is not necessary, but really it is. IT'S THE HOLIDAYS. Where's your spirit?!
Cinnamon Roll Apple Roses
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 5 cinnamon rolls 1x
- 1 large red apple, thinly sliced
- juice from half a lemon
- 1 tube Immaculate Baking refrigerated cinnamon rolls
- cinnamon roll icing
- powdered sugar, for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a standard muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add apple slices and lemon juice.
- Fill bowl halfway with water, and microwave for 3 minutes, until apple slices are pliable.
- Drain, and pat apple slices dry.
- Remove cinnamon rolls from packaging.
- Unravel each cinnamon roll, and layer apple slices horizontally on upper half of cinnamon roll.
- Carefully roll back together, pinches end to seal.
- Add each roll to muffin tin, spacing out evenly.
- Bake 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Transfer baked cinnamon rolls to serving plate and drizzle with icing.
- Before serving, dust generously with powdered sugar.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Category: breakfast, brunch, holidays
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And an extra treat for you, is that I made my first video to show you just how to make them! Disclaimer: This is my FIRST video. Be kind. Those who do these on the regular, I applaud you.
(you can watch the full video on Youtube if it doesn't play for you.)
You can use this handy product locator to find out where your nearest grocer that carries Immaculate Baking is.
PLUS don't forget to get your $1.00 off coupon (and actually bring it to the store with you unlike me) to save a little dough on your dough this holiday season. (okay, I'm really done now)
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Make it a great day!
What's your favorite holiday baked good?
The smell of cookies or cinnamon rolls baking?
Linz @ Itz Linz
well those look delicious and beautiful! i think i'd have to vote cookies, but anything sweet that fragrants the house is a win!
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
Oh my gosh I love this video!!! What a cool way to make a pretty (and yummy) breakfast!! I bet these smell amazing too!
So pretty! Perfect for the holidays.
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
YUM!!!! I loooove cinnamon rolls! those were always an extra special breakfast that we had growing up 🙂 and I love anything with apples!
Me too! They're always a special treat, especially with this fun spin!
These are so beautiful!! I just started getting into making these recipe videos too and they're SO time consuming -- but the effort was worth it -- yours is awesome!!
I'm glad you can relate! I thought I was the only one who took all day to make a minute video, haha! 😀
This looks so cute! I love the roses!
Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
Ah yes these look so amazing!! Love that you made apple roses using the cinnamon roll dough 🙂 This was my first time buying Immaculate dough and I am so so pleased with the ingredients list. I can now make crescent rolls from the can again! 🙂
I know love their stuff! Your chocolate bread looks amazing too! 🙂
These are beautiful! Although, I do feel like I would have a pinterest type fail with my first time. I loved the video!
Haha, I thought so too, but they are totally doable!
These are absolutely gorgeous, Emily!!! Almost too pretty to eat 😉
Sarah @ BucketListTummy
You did such an awesome job with this video! I'd love to know how you did it. And I'm drooling looking at these buns 🙂
Aww, thanks so much Sarah! I'll tell you it too a lonnnggg time to make. But I am happy with the results!
I never knew how to make those pretty apple roses! They are so appealing and look yummy.
Those look amazing. So pretty, but something totally doable for me!
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
"Wow those are so pretty and I bet they smell delicious
Kaleigh @ Lively Table
These are so beautiful! I'm definitely making these over the holidays for family brunch!
Thanks Kaleigh! Brunch is such a good idea for these too!
dixya @food, pleasure, and health
this is such a pretty idea!!!!
I love apple roses! You almost don't want to eat them!
Key word is ALMOST. 😉
OMG yum!! and so pretty. the smell of cinnamon rolls forsure!
I'd pick cinnamon rolls over cookies any day! These look so incredible and if I showed up with these, I'd so impress everyone. I love that they have apples in them to make them healthier.
Is there any better smell than cinnamon?!
Hands down the smell of cinnamon rolls baking. Love it! I don't do a lot of baking but I look forward to baking pumpkin pie during the holidays.
My favorite pie! I look forward to thanksgiving for it every year. 🙂
Rebecca | NOURISHED. the blog
These are waaay to cute! The smell of baking cinnamon rolls with apples - that sounds like the best! I normally just stick to cookie baking during the holidays but cinnamon roll apples roses are sounding like the real winner this holiday season!
Thanks Rebecca! 😀 It's is a nice (and impressive!) change for some holiday baking!
These look so delicious! I'm not a big fan of prepared food like those rolls, but I do like Immaculate items. They are always so good and with good ingredients. Great job on the video too! Going to follow you on Youtube
Thanks so much Mikki! I know, I'm not usually one for processed kinda foods, but when the time calls, I'm glad there's some out there not totally loaded with junk!
Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit
So pretty! And delicious looking. My kids will devour these...
Yum, yum and yum!
I love Immaculate brand stuff!
And those look beautiful and delicious!
Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run
Wow! These look like they'd be really hard and complicated to make but your recipe makes it so simple! Love it!
Thanks Kayla! I was pretty surprised myself! 🙂