Rose Poached Apples with Rosewater Reduction

Desserts | Fall/Winter | Recipes
October 23rd, 2017
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I have been thinking about this recipe even way before apple season started.  After our visit to the apple farm a few weeks ago this was one of the recipe’s I first tested.  I had to hold off sharing it until now because I want to save it for the special #aisforalltheapples party we have going on today.  Myself and other fabulous foodie bloggers are sharing our favorite apple recipe this season.

I know that Rose is associated as a summer wine, but I am on a mission to make it an all year round drink.  It goes with every kind of meal right?!  Using it as a poaching liquid for apples is so perfect as the beautiful blush is absorbed by the apples.




Check out all my other friends apple recipes here:

Cloudy Kitchen’s Salted Caramel and Apple Babka

Square Meal Round Table’s Chai Spiced Tarte Tatin

The Wood and Spoon’s Maple Apple Cake

The Cooking of Joy’s Deep Fried Apple Dumplings with Miso Caramel Dipping Sauce

Pensive Foodie’s Mini Bacon Crusted Apple Pies

My Kitchen Love’s Bird’s Nest Caramel Apple Cake

More Icing Than Cake’s Apple Butter Pretzels with Rosemary Cheddar Dip

Casey Joy Lister’s Waldorf Salad’s Twisted Sister

The Kitchen Sink’s Apple Cheddar Loaf

What Should I Make For’s Apple Puff Pastry Tarts

Jessie Sheehan Bakes’ Apple Fritters

Smart in the Kitchen’s Gluten Free Apple Cranberry Crisp

This Healthy Table’s Cardamom Apple Tart

Figs & Flour’s Apple Purple Potato Pizza

Something New for Dinner’s Savory Bread Pudding with Apples, Sausage, and Pecan

Always Eat Dessert’s Apple Spice Scones with Maple Bourbon Glaze

The Soup Solution’s Fennel Sausage and and Apple Dressing (Stuffing)

Lemon Thyme and Ginger’s Smoky Maple Apple Dutch Baby

Gobble the Cook’s One Pan Pork Chops and Sausages with Apple

Hola Jalapeno’s Fluffy Apple Chili Biscuits

Salt and Wind’s Pomegranate Ginger Apple Cider Punch

What Annie’s Eating’s Butternut Squash/Apple Soup with Asiago and Sage Croutons

Flours in Your Hair’s Brown Butter Bourbon Apple Pie

Confetti Kitchen’s Kale Salad with Chicken and Apple

Salted Plains’ Gluten-Free Apple Crumb Cake

Easy and Delish’s Fun Candy Corn Apple Pops

This Mess is Ours’ Easy Baked Apple Custard

Butter Loves Company’s Gingerbread with Brandied Apples

Zestful Kitchen’s Puffed Apple Pancake

Sweet Pillar Food’s Apple Honey Brie

A Farmgirl’s Dabbles Peanut Butter Apple Cookies

Amee’s Savory Dish’s Peanut Butter Protein Dip

Especially Southern Dishes’ Apple Pie Egg Rolls

Pie Girl Bakes’ Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Cocoa and Salt’s Vegan Apple Stuffin’ Muffins

Saltnpepperhere’s Honey Apple Muffins

Worthy Pause’s Thanksgiving-in-Your-Mouth Paleo Stuffing

Baking The Goods’ Apple Cheddar and Thyme Scones

Smart in the Kitchen’s Gluten Free Apple Cranberry Crisp

Measuring Cups Optional’s Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

Inspired by the Seasons’ Brussels Sprout & Apple Slaw

Sprouting Radiance’s White Bean and Apple Soup

Feed the Swimmer’s Apple Buckwheat Galette with Halva and Maple Tahini

It’s a Veg World After All’s Individual Microwave Apple Crisp

Farm and Coast Cookery’s Apple Cider Donut “French Toast”

Champagne and Cookies’ Apple Cheddar Galette

What’s Karen Cooking’s Country Apple Cake with Cardamom Apple Compote

The Foodie and the Fit’s Venetian Bread Pudding with Apples

Ful-filled’s Milopita – Greek Apple Cake











Poached Apples
5 from 1 vote

Rose Poached Apples with Rosewater Reduction

Servings 4 servings


  • 4 small to medium sized green apples Golden Delicious if you can get them
  • 1/2 bottle rose
  • 1/4 cup Cassava Sweetener
  • 1 cinnomon stick
  • 1 clove
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 tbsp dried rosebuds
  • parchment paper
  • 1 tbsp rosewater


  1. Peal all the apples and leave the steam on and place in a sauce pan. Pour over the rose until all the apples are covered and then add in the cassava sweetener, cinnamon stick, clove, star anise and dried rosebuds.
  2. Take parchment paper and cut into a circle to fit inside the sauce pan. Place on top of the apples and poaching liquid (this helps the apples stay in the liquid for even poaching). Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat to low simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes check the to see if the apples have softened and cooked through. The ideal is to have them soft, but not mushy.
  4. Take the apples out and set aside. Take out the cinnamon stick, clove, star anise and dried rosebuds and turn up the heat to medium and let simmer for about 10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced to almost half.
  5. Let cook to room temperature and then add in the rosewater.
  6. To serve place each apple on an individual plate and spoon over the rosewater reduction and sprinkle with some extra dried rose buds. Top each apple with a single lemon balm or mint leaf and enjoy! You can also serve it with some vanilla ice cream or coco whip.
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  • These are so pretty!!!

    • thank you so much Kristen!!

  • Wow what a stunning dessert. Not only pretty to look at, but totally delicious to eat. These would be perfect for entertaining guests.

  • This looks amazing. I’ve never made anything with Rose before, but I might give these a try. And I love your pictures! Well done. By the way, I’d love to be part of future roundups if you’re ever looking for contributors.

    • Hi Amelie! Will for sure keep you in mind for the next one. This was a quarterly one by Square Meal Round Table.

  • This looks amazing. I’ve never made anything with Rose before, but I might give these a try. And I love your pictures! Well done.

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  • looks like a tasty treat! I’ve never used Rose for cooking, will give a try! Your pictures are amazing!

  • This is such a unique recipe! And your photography is gorgeous! 🙂

    • Thank you so much!

  • What a cool idea! They look so pretty and like they are delicious! Perfect for entertaining!

  • This is so elegant!! Beautiful shots 🙂

  • Oooh this is so interesting! I’ve been obsessed with rose tea recently but haven’t cooked with it before. I bet this is so unique and delicious!

    • You should try it! It gives it a subtle floral flavor.

  • Rezel, these are stunning! I’ve never made a rosewater reduction. It looks perfect here! I’m going to have to give this a try.

    • Let me know if you do!!

  • How beautiful! These flavors sound absolutely wonderful. I agree that they would be so perfect for entertaining.

  • I am in love with your photos! Such a creative recipe! I agree rosé goes well with any meal 😂 and these apples look like a perfect evening treat!

    • Thank you so much Cynthia! It’s such a good light sweet treat after a meal!

  • You always make such pretty foods! I don’t care for pears but I would be so eager to try this out! It looks delicious!

    • Sorry. I don’t know why I was thinking pears even though I looked at the photos and the title! Probably because I’ve seen so many pear recipes in the last 3 days. :O

      • Haha! That’s okay. I found that no one really poaches apples. I don’t know why??

  • These look so pretty! I never would have thought to pair rose water with apples, but it sounds like a great match!

  • What a simply elegant dessert! I can immediately see this being served for Mother’s Day of a bridal shower. Beautiful!

  • This dessert looks delicious 😋 and well presented, thanks for sharing.

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