Apple Rose Pie: A Stunning and Fun Dessert

Do you want to impress your family and friends with a stunning dessert? Look no further than this Apple Rose Pie! Not only will it turn heads, but people will think you became a pastry chef in your spare time.

But don’t let its eye-catching appearance intimidate you – this pie is actually quite easy to make. Sure, there’s a little extra prep time involved, but the end result is totally worth it. And to make things even easier, we highly recommend using a mandoline slicer. Trust us, it will make getting those perfect apple slices a breeze.

A Few Words on Mandoline Slicers

Mandoline slicers are indispensable when you need precise, thin cuts like the ones required for this Apple Rose Pie. Not only will it help you achieve that professional look, but it can also be used for other recipes that require beautiful presentation. It’s a wonderful addition to your kitchen.

You can easily find well-rated mandoline slicers on Amazon for under $20. Just make sure to use cut resistant gloves for your safety. These slicers are very sharp, and it’s easy to get cut when you’re almost done cutting, like when slicing an apple. Plus, why not let people think your knife skills are top chef level? 😉

The Recipe


  • 1 mandoline slicer (Please use cut resistant gloves for safety.)


  • 1 premade or homemade pie crust
  • 2 lbs honey crisp apples
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • egg wash


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
  2. Peel and core the apples, and cut them in half. Using a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife, slice each apple into ⅛-inch thick slices.
  3. Place the sliced apples in a large bowl. Combine and toss them with the brown sugar, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, salt, and lemon juice. Let the apples sit for 30 minutes to release their juices.
  4. Strain the juice from the apples into a small saucepan, and add the 2 tablespoons of butter. Simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes, until the liquid has reduced by half and thickened. Set aside and reserve for later.
  5. On a lightly-floured surface, roll out the pie dough. Line a pie dish with the rolled-out dough, and fold the edges under, crimping them with your fingers. Brush the crimped pie crust with the egg wash.
  6. Starting at the outside edge, begin to place the apple slices into the pie dish in circles, snuggly overlapping the apple slices and working toward the center of the dish. Fill in any spaces or gaps with remaining apple slices so they are packed tightly in the pie dish.
  7. Pour half of the reserved liquid over the top of the apple slices. To the remaining reserved liquid, add the apricot preserves and stir until dissolved. Set aside in a warm place.
  8. Cover the pie with foil, making vents for steam. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the apples are tender.
  9. Remove the pie from the oven and remove the foil. Brush the apples with the remaining apricot glaze, then return the pie to the oven. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until the pie is bubbling and golden brown.


  • Please wear cut resistant gloves when using a mandoline slicer. They are extremely sharp, and it’s easy to get cut when you reach the end of an apple.

Now, sit back and enjoy the delicious and impressive Apple Rose Pie that you created. Don’t forget to share it with your loved ones and let them marvel at your skills. Happy baking!