Apple Rose Cinnamon Cups are beautiful desserts made with cinnamon roll dough and homemade apple roses. Soft and slightly crispy on the edges, they’re perfect for anyone who loves cinnamon and apple flavors…

After our Cinnamon Roll Apple Rose Tart got a million views on Facebook, we knew we had to create these Apple Rose Cinnamon Cups. They’re miniature versions of the larger tart, and still just as gorgeous.

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Apple Rose Cinnamon Cups

Apple Rose Cinnamon Cups are beautiful bite size desserts made with cinnamon roll dough and homemade apple roses. Perfect for entertaining with lots of cinnamon and apple flavors.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 12 servings


Apple Roses

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

Cinnamon Cups

  • 2 cans refrigerated cinnamon roll dough
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar, optional



  • 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.

Cinnamon Rolls

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin and set aside.
  • Open the cinnamon roll package and unroll the dough.
  • Place one cinnamon roll in each muffin cup.
  • Slide apple slices along the cinnamon roll spiral, peel side facing up to make a rose petal look. Repeat for remaining muffin cups.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until puffy and golden. Dust with optional powdered sugar. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Apple Rose Cinnamon Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 289mg12%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Dessert
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