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Mini Apple Pie Roses (Vegan)

These bite-sized beauties are perfect for a snack or an event as formal as a tea or bruch.

Mini Apple Pie Roses with Fresh Mint
Mini Apple Pie Roses with Fresh Mint

A few weeks ago I had a craving for some apples and I went to Aldi and bought a bag of galas. They were absolutely delicious! Perfect size, perfectly crisp and the right blend of sweet and tart. I think I ate one. Maybe two.

A week-and-a-half later I noticed my now less-than-perfect apples declining in the fruit bowl and knew I had to do something to save them! I'd always wanted to try the apple roses I'd seen on social media and so I gave it a try. I quickly scanned two or three recipes and decided on this one because I liked the technique and the ingredients. And oddly enough, as much as I love cinnamon, this recipe has none! The main thing, however, is that I eliminated food waste. And that's the most important thing to me.

Modified from The Kitchn


1 Vegan Pie Crust (recipe below)

6 small Honeycrisp or gala apples, thinly sliced (use large apples if using a regular muffin tin)

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 tablespoons vegan butter