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Surprise Your Sweetheart – Elegant Apple Roses

apple rose8With Valentine’s day only a couple of days away I wanted to bring back a recipe that I just fell in love with when I made it. Can you really celebrate Valentine’s day without roses? These apple roses are so cute, and super easy, but they look amazing! If you want to impress someone these are the desserts that you want to whip up.

apple rose2Don’t let the directions be intimidating, I just wrote them out step-by-step, they aren’t really that complicated. This morning I was making another recipe using the same pie crust and used some stone ground wheat flour along with the white flour. It didn’t change the taste, or the flakey texture, but it did add some fiber content. So, if you want to add some wheat flour feel free! I know that in a lot of my recipes that use pie crust I just leave the link, but I’m going to write it out for you this time so you won’t have to jump around. (I have also changed a couple of ingredients.) This recipe is really old, and a lot of people use it, I know my mom did when I was a kid, so leaving a link really isn’t necessary without knowing the origin of the recipe, but I will leave a link to Chowhound where I tracked it down. 😉

3-2-1 Pie Crust

By Angie Gouchenour

1 pie crust


¾ cup all-purpose white flour or ¼ wheat and ½ cup white flour

1 teaspoon Truvia zero calorie sweetener

1/8 teaspoon salt

4 Tablespoons light butter – cold

2-3 Tablespoons ice water


In a medium bowl combine the flour, Truvia, and salt

Cut the butter into 1 Tablespoon pats and using your hands combine the butter with the flour leaving pea size pieces of butter

Add the ice cold water 1 Tablespoon at a time just until all of the flour mixture comes together into a firm dough ball

Wrap in wax paper and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, and up to 2 days

(Adapted from the recipe found on Chowhound)

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Now you are ready to make these gorgeous apple roses! Happy Valentine’s Day!

What do you do for Valentine’s Day?

What is your favorite dessert for your sweetheart?

Elegant Apple Roses

apple rose

By Angie Gouchenour


½ recipe 321 pie crust (I add 1 teaspoon of Truvia to my crust and use light butter)

2 small gala or fuji apples

2 teaspoons Truvia zero calorie sweetener

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 teaspoons reduced sugar strawberry preserves + 1 teaspoon water

Confectioners’ sugar for dusting (Optional)

For the full recipe click HERE

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