Mini Rose Apple Pumpkin Pies

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THEEEE most popular recipe here on FMITK is, without a doubt, the mini rose apple pies. I absolutely love them – they’re deceptively easy and impressive, especially if you use store-bought pie dough. If you’ve been around FMITK before, you know that I tend to make everything from scratch. If I could milk the cow to make the butter to make the pie dough, I would. Even a make-it-from-scratcher like me uses store-bought pie dough. It’s the holidays and we’re busy. So there.

These little apple pumpkin pies are the Thanksgiving remix – half pumpkin pie, half apple rose. ALL DELICIOUS.

If pumpkin isn’t your thing, try the original, all-apple version of this recipe.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

You’ll need brown sugar, pie dough (home made or store-bought) butter, pumpkin puree, egg, pumpkin pie spice, condensed milk, apples, lemon and strawberry preserves.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin puree, condensed milk, egg, pumpkin pie spice and salt.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

Cut pie dough into 3 1/2″ rounds.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

Fit the pie dough rounds into a greased 12-cup muffin tin.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

Fill each cup half way with the pumpkin mixture, about 2 tablespoons per cup. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes. While the pumpkin is baking, prepare the apple roses.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

Cut around the core of the apple.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

I used a mandolin to cut the slices thinly. It’s a breeeeeze! You could also cut the apples with a very sharp knife into very thin half-moons.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

Thin, uniform slices. Thanks, mandolin! And I still have all my fingers! Yuuhhhsssss.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

Melt 2 tbsp of butter and combine with 1/4 cup of brown sugar.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

Add the lemon juice to the sliced apples and toss. Pour the butter + sugar mixture over the apples and toss to combine.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

Microwave the apples for 1 minute, until pliable enough to roll.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

Start with about 8-10 slices, laying the slices out horizontally, overlapping the previous apple by half.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

Being rolling tightly on one end toward the other, using one hand to roll and the other to support.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

Add additional “petals” to the outside until desired size. I used about 10-15 apple slices per rose.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

While rolling the roses, keep them nestled together in a bowl. They may unravel a tiny but, but it’s easy to tighten them back up.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

After baking for 15 minutes, remove the pumpkin pies from the oven and top each with an apple rose.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

If you like, gently pull on the “petals” to spread them out and make the rose bigger. Reduce the heat to 375F and bake an additional 15 minutes.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

Once you remove the pies from the oven, gently brush on the warmed strawberry preserves – just enough to add some shine and a bit of red color.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

voila!

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

I decorated the plate with dried rosebud tea that I found at the Persian market.

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

mini and delicious!

mini apple rose pumpkin pie recipe on fmitk.com

yeee!

 

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Mini Rose Apple Pumpkin Pies
 
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An updated holiday version of my favorite mini rose apple pies.
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Serves: 12 pies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (about half a 15oz can) pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp (about half a 14oz can) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-2 apples (Pink Lady, Braeburn, Honeycrisp - NOT Red Delicious or any meal-y apple)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 batch of pie dough (enough for two 9” rounds, 1/4" thick; store-bought or homemade)
  • butter or vegetable oil (to grease muffin tin)
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves
Instructions
  1. for the pumpkin filling
  2. Combine pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, eggs, salt and condensed milk. Stir to combine.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400F and grease or butter a 12-cup muffin tin. Using a 3 1/2" cookie cutter, cut circles from the pie dough and fit a circle into each cup. Fill each cup half way with the pumpkin filling. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. While baking, prepare the apple roses.

  5. for the apple roses
  6. To cut the apples and remove the core, place the apple stem-side up and make a cut about 1/8" from the center of the apple - basically making straight cuts around the core. Repeat on the remaining sides, you should have 2 large pieces, 2 small pieces and the core.
  7. Using a mandolin or a very sharp knife, cut the apples very thinly into half moons. Toss the apples with the lemon juice. Melt 2 tbsp of butter and combine with 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Pour mixture over the apples along with lemon juice and toss to combine. Microwave apples for about 1 minute, until soft and pliable enough to roll.
  8. To form the roses, place about 10 slices of apples on a flat surface, laying them out horizontally and consistently with the skin side facing you. Place each slice so it overlaps the previous slice by half. Begin tightly jellyrolling the apples from one end to the other. Once you've got the basic rose shape, pick up the apples and add any additional apple "petals" around the outside, depending on how large you want the rose to be. I used about 10-15 slices per rose. Nestle together the roses in a bowl for keeping.
  9. Place one rose on top of each pumpkin pie. Lower the temperature to 375F and bake for an additional 15 minutes until pumpkin filling is set and apples are cooked through.
  10. Warm the strawberry preserves in the microwave for about 30 seconds, until melted. Brush preserves over each apple rose to glaze.

 

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5 replies
  1. jsca
    jsca says:

    BRAVO! BEAUTIFUL! This amateur baker wants to ask, “Do you think this rosebuds decor would work embedded in the center of an apple cupcake surrounded with cinnamon cream cheese frosting?”
    Thank you for posting this beautiful work of art. Really so beautiful and creative!

    Reply
    • holly
      holly says:

      Hi Jsca!

      As long as your cupcakes and apples have similar baking times (~20ish minutes), I can’t see a problem with surrounding the baked apples with cream cheese frosting. That sounds amazing!

      Reply

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