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Puff Pastry Apple Roses in the Air Fryer

Puff pastry apple roses are a beautiful and delicious treat. While you can bake them in the oven, they are also quick and easy to make in the air fryer. In fact air frying the apple roses make them extra crispy and tasty! 
Overhead view of air fryer apple roses.

 

Puff pastry apple roses are a beautiful and delicious treat. While you can bake them in the oven, they are also quick and easy to make in the air fryer. In fact air frying the apple roses make them extra crispy and tasty! 

Air Fryer Apple Roses Pin

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What ingredients do I need for the puff pastry apple roses?

  • 3 red Fuji apples
  • 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 sheets of puff pastry
  • Flour, to roll out the puff pastry
  • 3 Tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  • Powdered sugar for dusting the top of the apple roses
  • Honey, optional to drizzle on top

Special equipment needed:

Ingredients for apple roses on a wooden background.

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How do I make puff pastry apple roses in the air fryer?

Step 1: Prepare the apples

Slice the apples in half. Core out the middle and remove the seeds. Then, slice the apples as thin as possible and place them in a large microwavable bowl. Add lemon juice to the bowl of apples and fill the bowl with enough water to cover the apple slices so that they float. Place in the microwave for three minutes or until the slices are soft and pliable. 

Step 2: Prepare the puff pastry

While your apple slices are in the microwave, prepare your working station by lightly flowering a flat surface. This can be a clean kitchen counter, or large cutting board. Lay out one puff pastry sheet and roll it with a rolling pin a few times until the pastry is evenly flattened. Cut the pastry sheet into six pieces, lengthwise. Remove the apples from the microwave and drain the water from the bowl using a colander.

Step 3: Layer apple slices on puff pastry

Take one of the pieces of puff pastry and place an apple slice horizontally with the skin side just outside the edge of the pastry sheet. Take another apple slice and add it to the piece of puff pastry, so that it is slightly overlapping the piece above it. Continue until all of your pastry sheet is lined with apple slices. Sprinkle with 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon. Take the bottom of the puff pastry and fold it over the apple slices, so that it is evenly lined up.

Step 4: Roll up the apple slices in the puff pastry

Carefully roll up pastry and apple slices. Then, slightly pinch the ends. Place the pastry apple roll in a silicone cupcake liner and place it in the air fryer.

Apple slices rolled up in puff pastry.
Repeat prior steps until you have made all 12 roses. Depending on the size of your air fryer, they may need to be cooked in batches. (I used a 6 quart air fryer and it fits 4 to 6 roses)

Apple roses in silicone liners in the air fryer.

Step 5:  Cook the puff pastry apple roses in the air fryer

Cook at 375°F for 7 minutes or until the dough is fully baked.

Air fryer puff pastry roses.

Step 6: Remove the apple roses, serve and enjoy!

Remove the apple roses from the air fryer and lightly dust with powdered sugar. Serve warm and drizzle with honey, if desired.

Air fryer roses on a cutting board.

Overhead view of air fryer apple roses.

Puff Pastry Apple Roses in the Air Fryer

Puff pastry apple roses are a beautiful and delicious treat. While you can bake them in the oven, they are also quick and easy to make in the air fryer. In fact air frying the apple roses make them extra crispy and tasty! 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Air Fryer, American
Keyword: Air Fryer Apple Roses, Puff Pastry Apple Roses
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 12 Apple Roses
Calories: 254kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Slice the apples in half. Core out the middle and remove the seeds. Then, slice the apples as thin as possible and place them in a large microwavable bowl.
    Apple cut in half, core removed and seeded.
  • Add lemon juice to the bowl of apples and fill the bowl with enough water to cover the apple slices so that they float.
    Apple slices in a bowl of water.
  • Place in the microwave for three minutes or until the slices are soft and pliable.
  • While your apple slices are in the microwave, prepare your working station by lightly flowering a flat surface. This can be a clean kitchen counter, or large cutting board.
  • Lay out one puff pastry sheet and roll it with a rolling pin a few times until the pastry is evenly flattened.
  • Cut the pastry sheet into six pieces, lengthwise
    Puff pastry cut into 6 slices lengthwise.
  • Remove the apples from the microwave and drain the water from the bowl using a colander.
  • Take one of the pieces of puff pastry and place apple slice horizontally with the skin side just outside the edge of the pastry sheet.
  • Take another apple slice and add it to the piece of puff pastry, so that it is slightly overlapping the piece above it. Continue until all of your pastry sheet is lined with apple slices.
    Apple slices lined up on edge of puff pastry.
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon.
  • Take the bottom of the puff pastry and fold it over the apple slices, so that it is evenly lined up.
    Puff pastry folded over apple slices.
  • Carefully roll up pastry and apple slices. Then, slightly pinch the ends.
    Apple slices rolled up in puff pastry.
  • Place the pastry apple roll in a silicone cupcake liner and place it in the air fryer.
    Apple roses in silicone liners in the air fryer.
  • Repeat prior steps until you have made all 12 roses. Depending on the size of your air fryer, they may need to be cooked in batches. (I used a 6 quart air fryer and it fits 4 to 6 roses)
  • Cook at 375°F for 7 minutes or until the dough is fully baked.
    Air fryer puff pastry roses.
  • Remove from the air fryer and lightly dust with powdered sugar.
    A dozen puff pastry apple roses dusted with powdered sugar on a cutting board.
  • Serve warm and drizzle with honey, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
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