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?!
- 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.
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?