Rose Apple Tarts for Fall

Rose Apple Tarts for Fall

I’m all about giving flowers that are ALSO a yummy treat! These rose apple tarts are perfect for fall.

Rose Apple tarts for fall

Rose Apple tarts for fall

Since our cabin trip and eating all of those fresh apples, my fall senses have been tingling. It’s like my ears perk up and my tail wags whenever I see a drool-worthy apple recipe and I ache to bake.

Not that I don’t bake throughout the year, but like clockwork, fall happens and I turn into a mild, and more obnoxious and irreverent version of Betty Crocker, perpetually covered in flour and shoving plates of treats out the door with my husband. It happens. and it is exactly why we always have to start a diet again in January.

I watched a video somewhere of these rose apple tarts and ran out to get some puff pastry like my life depended on it! Another win for the Internet, friends, cause this one is as yummy as it is beautiful. Smells like comfort and fall, and would make for a lovely fall shower dessert too.  And BONUS: They look WAY more impressive like you slaved over them, but really they are no work at all… Score!

Tarts have always been something I see and say, not happening, that is FAR too intense. But this was almost as easy as that one time I made mango tarts and everyone bowed at my feet like I invented sugar or something. “Oh stop, please, quit telling me I’m fabulous…” #saidnooneever

Rose Apple tarts for fall

Apple Rose Tarts for Fall


  • 4 medium apples (green or red)
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry
  • 1/2 cup preserves (I use apricot)
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Powdered sugar

what to do

Let puff pastry thaw as directed. 1 sheet makes 6, and you will need to make them 6 at a time or the remaining puff pastry will get too warm and sticky.

Half 2 apples and remove cores without cutting them through, then slice as thin as possible (making litte rainbows). Fill a small microwaveable bowl halfway with water and the juice from half a lemon. Place the apples in the bowl and microwave for 3 minutes. Remove and drain the water.

With a rolling pin, roll out the puff pastry sheet so it is thin and pliable, then cut into 6 strips.

In a small dish, spoon about 3 tablespoons of preserves, and add about 2 tablespoons of water. Microwave for 1 minute. Mixture should be thinned, but not watery.

Spread the mixture on each strip of puff pastry, then line the apples over the top edge, overlapping them at the middle. Sprinkle the whole strip with cinnamon, fold the pastry in half so the bottoms of the apples are covered, then roll from one side to the other. Be sure to seal the pastry to itself so the gooey stuff stays in there!

Place in a greased muffin tin, and after you make the other six (repeat steps above), place in the oven at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the edges of the apples start to brown. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

Rose Apple Tarts for fall

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About Meg

I am Meg. A health and wellness coach, a color lover, and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE cooking together and doing home projects. We blog about our food and DIY adventures from sunny Arizona with our 3 cutie kids. Email me at colormemegblog at gmail dot com to work with me!

19 comments on Rose Apple Tarts for Fall

  1. hayli
    September 24, 2015 at 5:03 am (3 years ago)

    WOw these look like they would take me a while to do. So pretty

  2. kristen
    September 24, 2015 at 6:54 am (3 years ago)

    wow, not only are these beautiful, but they look SO good! I’m going to have to give these a try this weekend!!

  3. Laura
    September 24, 2015 at 8:30 am (3 years ago)

    These look absolutely beautiful and equally as yummy! We should do a recipe swap! XoXo

  4. Jennifer
    September 24, 2015 at 10:09 am (3 years ago)

    OMG these are gorgeous! I think they are too pretty to eat! INSTAGRAM FOODPORN! 😉

  5. Allison Gallagher
    September 24, 2015 at 1:38 pm (3 years ago)

    Those look too pretty to eat! I don’t think that mine would ever look that good lol

  6. Brittany
    September 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm (3 years ago)

    These are beautiful! I love little ideas like this for when we are having company over or for a special family dinner!

  7. Kim
    September 24, 2015 at 4:27 pm (3 years ago)

    They are so pretty…I wouldn’t want to eat them, but they also look yummy.

  8. Kelsey
    September 25, 2015 at 4:12 pm (3 years ago)

    O gosh I’m practically drooling over these! I’m just like you when fall comes around my baking seems to kick into over drive – so I will of course be trying these. 🙂

    Kelsey |

  9. Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
    September 25, 2015 at 4:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh my goodness these are absolutely beautiful and at first glance I would never want to try to make these (they look HARD) but your post has convinced me that it’s totally do-able! Can’t wait to go apple picking soon!

  10. Ludmilla
    September 25, 2015 at 7:06 pm (3 years ago)

    Stunning beautiful edible gift for the holidays! Looks delicious!

  11. Katie
    September 26, 2015 at 8:42 am (3 years ago)

    These are gorgeous! I’ve always wondered how to make them!

  12. Stephanie
    September 26, 2015 at 12:49 pm (3 years ago)

    These are beautiful! I am saving this recipe for a family get together. Maybe around thanksgiving or so when family is around and I need to impress people 🙂

    <3 Stephanie from The Tangerine Desert

  13. Chelsea
    September 29, 2015 at 8:58 pm (3 years ago)

    Yum, yum, YUM! These are gorgeous and look totally scrumptious!

  14. Alicia Snow
    September 30, 2015 at 7:44 am (3 years ago)

    Those are almost too gorgeous to eat! Almost…Haha.

  15. tina cron
    November 3, 2015 at 7:46 pm (3 years ago)

    I wish you would add more pictures of how you make these. I’d especially like to see how you arrange the apples slices on the dough.