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Wow your guests with this gorgeous and delicious Cinnamon Roll Apple Rose Tart. It’s so easy to make and are perfect for any party. Made with fresh apples. All you need is only 5 simple ingredients: cinnamon roll dough, red apples, lemon juice, brown sugar and butter. So beautiful! Quick and easy recipe. Vegetarian.
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Cinnamon Roll Apple Rose Tart

Wow your guests with this beautiful Cinnamon Roll Apple Rose Tart. It’s so easy to make and perfect for a party!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple rose tart
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Cindy


  • 2 red apples We used red delicious
  • 1 can refrigerated cinnamon roll dough see note
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • powdered sugar for serving


  • Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C). Spray a 9-inch round baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Open the can of cinnamon rolls. Unwind several rolls and arrange into a large spiral to fill up the dish, following the video.
  • Halve each apple lengthwise. Remove the core and seeds.
  • Using a sharp paring knife, slice the apple halves lengthwise to 1/8-inch thick pieces.
  • In a large 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. Place rose in the middle of the cinnamon dough spiral.
  • Insert apple slices to fill the gaps between the cinnamon rolls in the spiral.
  • When the dish is full, bake for 20-25 minutes until the dough is browning.
  • Remove from oven and dust with powered sugar. Serve and enjoy!



  • Note: Pillsbury has reformulated their cinnamon roll dough so it no longer unravels. Therefore, we recommend using Great Value or another store brand for this recipe.


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.9mg