Friday, November 29, 2013

Apple of Roses Cream Pie

I found a beautiful pie on Pinterest and created my own recipe inspired by a lady named Yoli from Bulgaria.  I had to translate her recipe to english, change some measurements, and used substitutions. I made this pie for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit.

 For the dough:
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup finely ground almonds (almond flour)
  • 1 cup flour
For the cream:
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 5-6 apples
  • apricot jam
  1. Beat soft butter with powdered sugar, vanilla, and orange peel. Add egg and ground almonds. Add flour gradually to make a soft dough.
  2. Dust a 9 inch greased round pie pan with flour. Spread the dough evenly in it. Place in refrigerator while preparing the cream.
  3. For the cream, in a sauce pan mix the flour with vanilla and orange peel. Add yolks and a little milk. Stir until smooth. Pour in the remaining milk and apple cider. Bring the cream slowly to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened, then let it cool.
  4. With a vegetables peeler cut the apples in long strips.
  5. Wrap the strips into apple roses.
  6. Pour the cream on top of the dough and arrange the apple florets close to each other.
  7. Glaze the roses by lightly brushing them with the warmed apricot jam. Bake pie in preheated oven at 300 degrees farenheit until the dough is baked and apples become golden.  
  8. Let pie fully cool before serving.

 This pie is so delicious and light tasting too. Enjoy!


  1. What a gorgeous pie! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    S. in South Carolina

  2. Wow that pie is beautiful! I am going to try it out!