This Rose Apple Danish has a beautiful apple rose in the middle surrounded by flaky pasty and topped with homemade icing
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Rose Apple Danish (with Video)

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Cindy


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!


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg