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Make sure to scroll down for the video to make these Apple Roses.

These gorgeous apple flower roses make a beautiful addition to any brunch, breakfast or lunch! With Mother’s Day coming up, they would make a lovely addition to breakfast.

Pair them with mom’s favorite morning foods. Or serve them as a side fruit, they are lightly sweetened and taste great!

I first saw the concept of apple roses on Living Wonderment’s Instagram who made apple roses to create Belle’s dress from Beauty and the Beast. How stunning is that?

Find out how easy it is t make Apple Roses for a pretty spring or Mother’s Day treat.

Upon further research online I found several version of apple roses, many of them have been made into tarts and pies before. Who knew apple roses were such a popular thing?!

We just love the simplicity of the apples as roses, so dressed them up to look like real roses with some veggies. An asparagus looks like it has thorns, and mint leaves and dill as grass complete this nature food art.

Scroll down to watch the video on how to make these apple roses and follow the instructions below.

How to Make Apple Roses

These beautiful apple roses make a great Mother's Day brunch or breakfast fruit or special occasion fruit dessert. 
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple roses, edible flower, food art, fruit art
Servings: 3
Calories: 114kcal


  • 1 red apple large, very thinly sliced
  • 2 lemons small
  • 4 tbsp white sugar or to taste
  • 3 asparagus stalks
  • mint leaves
  • dill leaves


  • 1. Thinly slice your apple. One large yielded us 3 roses. You'll need approximately 13 thin slices per rose. 
    2. Add your apple slices in a microwaveable bowl, squeeze two lemons and add your sugar. Stir and let that marinate a bit, 10 minutes or so. 
    3. When you are ready to start rolling, microwave your apples in lemon/sugar water for 1-2 minutes or until soft and pliable. You don't want to cook them, just get them soft enough to roll. 
    4. On a clean tray, line up 10 apple slices slightly overlapping (watch the video). Slowly start rolling from one end to the other. 
    5. Pick up your rose to keep it intact once fully rolled. Add 3 more slices around it to round it out and give it that "in-bloom" look. 
    6. Add to a plate. Add a clean asparagus stalk, some mint leaves and dill leaves for grass. 
    Done! Present your beautiful apple rose to make someone's day. 


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 0.7% | Vitamin C: 49.6% | Calcium: 2.2% | Iron: 2.8%

These pretty apple roses would also look lovely for a spring party or bridal shower!

Watch the video below on how to make apple roses

How to make apple roses