Air Fryer Apple Roses

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These air-fried apple roses are the perfect way to showcase your baking skills. They’re so easy to make that even beginners will have no trouble whipping them up.

If there’s one thing we love, it’s baked apples. However, we don’t like heating the kitchen with the oven when it’s hot outside. Thank goodness for my Ninja Foodi Air Fryer. I could not live without this thing.

These air-fried apple roses are the perfect way to showcase your baking skills. They’re so easy to make that even beginners will have no trouble whipping them up.


Plus, they’re a lot healthier than traditional baked goods since there’s no butter or sugar involved.

They’re simple to make and taste delicious. Plus, they’re the perfect dessert for any gathering.

So get your air fryer ready, and let’s cook it! Your friends and family will be amazed by your culinary prowess!

(makes 12)

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes 


  • 3 red fuji apples
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 puff pastry sheets
  • flour to sprinkle
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon, ground
  • powdered sugar for decorating
  • Honey drizzle, optional
Air Fryer Apple Roses

Supplies Needed

  • Large Microwavable Bowl – You will placing your apples in the lemon juice in the microwave so you will need a microwave safe bowl.
  • Apple Corer – An apple corer makes it easy to remove the seeds from the apples.
  • Air Fryer – I have a Ninja Foodi, but you can use whatever Air Fryer you have.
  • Cutting Board – A cutting board helps to keep your pastry dough in place when using the rolling pin.
  • Silicone Cupcake Liners—These are handy for many things other than the Apple Roses, including making Charcuterie Boards.
  • Rolling Pin – This is needed to smooth out the puff pastry dough.
  • Colander – A collapsable colander is needed to drain the apples and is what we keep in our RV because it saves so much space.
  • Parchment Rounds – These make cleanup in the air fryer so much easier. Be sure to get the perforated rounds so that the air can flow through them.

How to Make Pretty Apple Roses Dessert Recipe

  1. Take all of your apples and slice them in half. Core out the middle to remove the seeds. Slice them as thin as possible and place them in a large microwavable bowl. 
  2. Add to your bowl your lemon juice and fill in enough water to cover your apple slices so that they float.
  3. Place in the microwave for three minutes or until the slices are soft and pliable. While your apple slices are in the microwave, prepare your working station by lightly flowering a flat surface. This can be a clean kitchen counter or a large cutting board.
  4. Lay out one pastry sheet and roll it with a rolling pin just a couple of times, enough to evenly flatten the sheets. Cut the pastry sheet into six slices.
  5. Remove your apples from the microwave and drain the water from the bowl using a colander.
  6. Place one of the six slices of your pastry sheet horizontally in an Apple slice, with the round part (skin) just outside the edge of the pastry sheet. Take your next apple slice and continue the same thing, but overlap your apple slice slightly.
  7. Continue until all of your pastry sheets are lined with apple slices.
  8. Sprinkle with 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon powder.
  9. Fold the bottom part of your pastry sheet to line it with the pastry sheet underneath. In a sense, you are folding the pastry sheet in half over the apple slices.
  10. Roll your pastry sheet and apple slices, and slightly pinch the ends.
  11. Place in your silicone cupcake liners and put in your air fryer.
  12. Repeat steps 7-10 until you have made all 12 roses or until you can fit as many in your air fryer. My air fryer is a 6 quart and comfortably fits 4 to 6 roses. You can choose to make all of the roses at once and then cook a few, or make a few roses, cook those, and continue to prepare more.
  13. Cook at 375°F for 7 minutes or until the dough is fully baked. Remove from the air fryer and serve warm.
  14. Lightly dust with powdered sugar.
Air Fryer Apple Roses

For an extra dose of sweetness, drizzle with honey or agave!

Air Fryer Apple Roses

Air Fryer Apple Roses

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