Air Fryer Puff Pastry Apple Roses — I will show you how to make the most beautiful air fryer puff pastry apple roses. These are so easy, and they look so elegant for any occasion. You can use them as a dessert or an appetizer; it’s up to you! So let’s get started!

Air Fryer Puff Pastry Apple Roses

These Apple roses puff pastries are the easiest and most delicious sweet treats I’ve done recently and are the ultimate quick and tasty fall treat. 

These Apple roses are made with very easy to get ingredients and are that easy and delicious; I’m sure you will find yourself making them again and again. They are sweet, full of fall flavors from the apple and cinnamon, and creamy inside with a very satisfying crunchy exterior. 

Also, there’s no dough making involved since store-bought puff pastry is the key to these delicious fall treats. 

If you are looking for more Air Fryer Dessert Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER ITALIAN BISCOTTI, AIR FRYER LEMON DROP COOKIES, AIR FRYER STRAWBERRY SCONES, and AIR FRYER YORKSHIRE PUDDING.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THESE APPLE ROSES PUFF PASTRY

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THESE APPLE ROSES PUFF PASTRY
  • Puff Pastry
  • Cream Cheese
  • Apples
  • Brown Sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Lemon Juice
  • Egg
  • Icing Sugar

How To Make Air Fryer Puff Pastry Apple Roses

w To Make Air Fryer Puff Pastry Apple Roses

Wash and scrub the apples well, and we are going to use them with the skin on. Cut them in half and remove the core but, do not cut them in quarters. Slice them with the mandoline as thin as possible. If you don’t have a mandoline, try to cut them as light as possible with a knife. 

Put the sliced apples in a bowl with room temp water, add the lemon juice to it. This step will prevent them from browning. Don’t put too much water, just enough to cover them. 

Air Fryer Puff Pastry Apple Roses

With the bowl covered, microwave them for 1-2 minutes on high. Let them cool. If you don’t have a microwave or don’t like using them, you can make this step in a pan. Add the spoon of butter and melt it on low heat.  Add the apples in single layers and let them cook on low heat for a couple of minutes. 

Air Fryer Puff Pastry Apple Roses

Prepare the cinnamon and sugar mixture by mixing them well in a bowl. Reserve. In another medium-sized bowl, add the cream cheese and a couple of spoons of the cinnamon and sugar mixture (or to taste). Mix well until a soft cream texture is achieved. 

Air Fryer Puff Pastry Apple Roses

On a surface covered with oven paper, open your puff pastry sheet and roll it a bit. Cut into six even strips lengthways. Spread some of the cream cheese mixtures onto each of the puff pastry strips.

Air Fryer Puff Pastry Apple Roses

Distribute the apple slices evenly along with the pastry, overlapping them a bit. For this, I recommend starting with single layers and then applying a second one. Leave a gap without filling or apple slices at the end (1/3 inch). Fold the puff pastry over and roll over from one end. Press the excess to seal. Put the roses in a lined muffin mold; for this, you can cut the oven paper in squares. 

Cook for 10 to 12 minutes 330 degrees F, air fryer setting. Once cooked, let them cool in a cooling rack and sprinkle them with some icing sugar and cinnamon. 

Air Fryer Puff Pastry Apple Roses

Pro Tips:

  • Keep the puff pastry cold as you are using it. This way, it will perfectly puff up.
  • You can find puff pastry in the freezer section of the grocery store. You will find it near the pie crusts.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator or on the counter until it’s defrosted. I find that defrosting it in the fridge will give you a better texture.
  • The cooking time will vary based on the air fryer you are using, so remember to watch the roses as they cook up.

What exactly is puff pastry? Can I substitute it with pie crust?

Puff pastry, for sure you have eaten it many times and know it well, but do you know the difference between it and any other pie dough?

Puff pastry is a very light type of laminated pastry made of dough and butter layers. When exposed to heat, it puffs and creates a flaky and crunchy pastry that is delicious and used in many forms, from sweet to savory. 

It’s not the same as pie crust since pie crust is not made by alternating the layers of dough and butter. Also, pie dough has a much robust consistency. 

You could technically substitute puff pastry with pie dough if you want, but it will not work that well for this recipe.

Air Fryer Puff Pastry Apple Roses

How To Store:

These are best served warm, but let them cool to room temperature and then place them into an airtight container if you have any leftovers. They will last for 1 to 2 days in the refrigerator.

You can warm them in the microwave or air fryer right before serving.

What Muffin Tins To Use In the Air Fryer:

For best results, use a metal muffin tin, which will help hold the shape of the Air Fryer Puff Pastry Apple Rose. Some great suggestions are: (affiliate link included)

Air Fryer Puff Pastry Apple Roses

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Air Fryer Puff Pastry Apple Roses


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Air Fryer Puff Pastry Apple Roses

Air Fryer Puff Pastry Apple Roses

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Puff Pastry Apple Roses I will show you how to make the most beautiful air fryer puff pastry apple roses. These are so easy and they look so elegant for any occasion.

Ingredients 

  • 3 apples,  (the type you prefer or have on hand)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, (thawed)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons icing sugar, (for sprinkling on top)
  • 2 cups cream cheese, 1 packet
  • 1 teaspoon butter, optional

Instructions

  • Wash and scrub well the apples, we are going to use them with the skin on. 
  • Cut them in half and remove the core but, do not cut them in quarters. 
  • Slice them with the mandoline as thin as possible. If you don’t have a mandoline, try to cut them as thin as possible with a knife. 
  • Put the sliced apples in a bowl with room temp water, add the lemon juice to it. This step will prevent them from browning. Don’t put too much water, just enough to cover them. 
  • With the bowl covered, microwave them for 1-2 minutes on high. Let them cool. If you don’t have a microwave or don’t like using them you can make this step in a pan. For this: Add the spoon of butter and melt it on low heat. Add the apples in single layers and let them cook on low heat for a couple of minutes. 
  • Prepare the cinnamon and sugar mixture by mixing them well in a bowl. Reserve. 
  • In another medium-sized bowl, add the cream cheese and a couple of spoons of the cinnamon and sugar mixture (or to taste). Mix well until a soft cream texture is achieved. 
  • On a surface covered with oven paper, open your puff pastry sheet and roll it a bit. Cut into 6 even strips lengthways.
  • Spread some of the cream cheese mixtures onto each of the puff pastry strips.
  • Distribute the apple slices evenly along the pastry overlapping them a bit. For this, I recommend starting with single layers and then applying a second one. Leave a gap without filling or apple slices at the end (1/3 inch)
  • Fold the puff pastry over and roll it over from one end. Press the excess to seal. 
  • Put the roses in a lined muffin mold: for this, you can cut the oven paper in squares. 
  • Cook for 12 to 15 minutes at 330 degrees F, air fryer setting.
  • Once cooked, let them cool on a cooling rack and sprinkle them with some icing sugar and cinnamon. 
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray, optional
  • Parchment Paper, optional

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 628kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 8gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 354mgPotassium: 278mgFiber: 4gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 1094IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 2mg

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