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There Apple Rose Brownies are the fourth in our series in of apple rose recipes, and they are such a gorgeous accent on the traditional brownie! We love to serve them when guests stop by for a festive feel with the holiday season approaching. Just like our popular Slutty Brownies, you will find this Apple Rose Brownies a great hit in any party!

Some friends commented they’re too beautiful to eat, but they manage to eat them all anyways…

I know what you’re thinking: this recipe is going to be difficult. Well, it’s actually not too bad with fairly simple steps. Having a sharp paring knife or mandolin is helpful for the slicing the apples and the rest is covered in the recipe steps.

Count on about 20 minutes of preparation.

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Apple Rose Brownies

A festive twist with a gorgeous apple rose combined with a chocolatey brownie
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 24 servings


Apple Roses

  • 2 medium red apples , Red Delicious recommended
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar


  • 1 box brownie mix , or homemade
  • Ingredients called for on the mix box
  • powdered sugar, optional for serving


Apple Roses

  • Using a sharp paring knife, slice the apple halves lengthwise to 1/8-inch thick pieces.
  • In a large microwaveable bowl, add apple slices and lemon juice, mixing well.
  • In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and melted butter together. Then add to the apple slices, stirring to coat.
  • Microwave for about 2 minutes or until the apple slices are pliable. Strain out any accumulated liquid.
  • Arrange about 5-6 apple slices in a straight row with an inch of overlap on each. Starting with one end, gently roll the slices together to make a rose.
  • Repeat previous step to make 10-11 more roses.


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 24-cup mini muffin tin with cooking oil, and set aside.
  • Fill each muffin tin 1/3 full if using brownie mix, or 2/3 full if using home made batter.
  • Place one apple rose in the middle of each brownie until it is half immersed.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until brownies are cooked through.
  • Remove from oven and dust with optional powdered sugar. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Apple Rose Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
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