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{This post is sponsored by Old El Paso! I am using their Flour Tortillas to make these fun apple roses!} 

You guys! Look what I made!

Mini Pecan Butter Apple Roses | @hbharvest

Cute little mini apple rose tarts and I am SO excited about them!

For the longest time, I’ve seen those rose avocados and rose apple pies on Instagram and wondered how the heck someone could create such a beautiful thing out of food! I for sure thought there was no way I could ever make something so pretty. Well, I am still wary of the avocado roses, BUT apple roses?!? Those I can do!!

Honestly, I cannot believe how simple and easy these are to make. They may seem tricky, but do not be fooled!

Since I’m always looking for new and fun ways to use tortillas, I thought they’d be the perfect base for these tarts, along with a butter pecan filling, and of course apples!! Mini pecan butter apple rose tarts with only eight ingredients? Yes please!

To make things easier to understand, I took some process shots of the rolling and forming of the tarts. Seriously, the trickiest part is waiting for them to bake… for real! And when they’re done, simply serve them warm with a dusting of powdered sugar. Perfection!

Hope you guys are having the perfect fall Sunday… be sure to save a little time to bake up these delicious apple rose tarts!! 🙂

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Mini Pecan Butter Apple Rose Tarts.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: 16 Mini Tarts
Calories Per Serving: 229 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a cupcake pan.
  • Core the apples and cut in half, then slice into 1/8 inch slices using a mandolin or a very sharp knife. Place the apples in a bowl and fill with water. Add the lemon juice, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Transfer to the microwave and cook for 45 seconds or until soft and pliable. Let cool.
  • In a food processor, combine the butter, remaining brown sugar, remaining cinnamon, pecans and vanilla. Pulse until a smooth paste forms, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Cut the tortillas into 2-inch wide strips. Microwave each tortilla for 5-10 seconds until soft. Spread the pecan mixture evenly over each strip and then arrange the apple slices lengthwise, overlapping each slightly along the tortilla strip. Fold the bottom half of the tortilla over the apples and press gently to adhere. Tightly roll the dough from left to right to create a rose. Place in the prepared pan and repeat with the remaining ingredients. Transfer to the oven and bake for 25-30 minute or until the tortillas are lightly crisp and golden.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature, dusted with powdered sugar.


*To make ahead, assemble the tarts, cover, and place in the fridge for up to 1 day. Bake as directed *Apple butter can be used in place of the pecan mixture.
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Mini Pecan Butter Apple Roses | @hbharvest

PS. why are mini foods always the best? Love them!

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  1. These are super cute, Tieghan! I thought at first there’s only chopped apples inside until I saw the pictures that there’s really slices in it and it’s really what defined their beautiful rose shapes! What a creative way of using tortillas too. These are very cute desserts or just pick me up snacks, which I probably will end up popping 2 or more of these! 😉

  2. I think these are lovely but would be much better with puff pastry instead of tortillas, ooops El Paso does not make puff pastry.

  3. I grew up putting butter and cinnamon sugar on my grandma’s fresh tortillas, and this seems like the perfect grown-up extension to that! So cute.

  4. These are adorable! I will give them a whirl (literally) and even if they don’t turn out as pretty as yours -nothing ever does- they should taste really good.

  5. These are so pretty! And I love that they look easy to make too. I can do this! Avocado rose = epic fail. We won’t even talk about how bad my attempt with it was. lol

  6. Wow these are beautiful and can’t believe they’re so easy to make!! So creative to use tortillas too!

  7. yes, i’ve heard the apple rose are a lot easier than the avocado ones, lol. and the tortilla sounds yummy too, in a cinnamon sugar pita chip sort of way!