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Rose Apple Danish – one of the easiest pastry recipes that also look gorgeous. It takes only about 20 minutes. All you need is only 5 simple ingredients: crescent roll dough, red apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, butter and egg. So beautiful! Quick and easy recipe. Vegetarian. Video recipe.

There are danishes, apple danishes and now these delicious Rose Apple Danishes with a gorgeous apple rose in the center.

They’re the perfect autumn treat that also happens to be perfect grab-and-go snack. Take them to work, school or out on a picnic. We’ve been known to eat them on the sidelines of a kids soccer game!

Watch this video tutorial to see how to make it:

This Rose Apple Danish has a beautiful apple rose in the middle surrounded by flaky pasty and topped with homemade icing
5 from 1 vote

Rose Apple Danish (with Video)

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 12 servings


Apple Roses

  • 2-3 apples, Red Delicious recommended
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar


  • 1 package refrigerated crescent rolls, 4 pieces
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk


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 8 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. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat and set aside.
  • Open the crescent roll package and unroll the dough.
  • Take one roll and pinch seams together to form a rectangle. Cut lengthwise into 5 equal strips.
  • Wrap one strip of crescent roll dough around a rose, twisting the dough as you do it. Then wrap a second strip around the first strip. Repeat for remaining roses.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • While baking, mix together powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl. It should be thick enough just to be pourable.
  • Remove danishes from oven, cool slightly and then drizzle with icing. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Rose Apple Danish (with Video)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.03g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 0.1g0%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
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