(Adapted from original recipe)

Prep time: Bake time: Servings : 8


Maple Pastry Cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
Apple Roses
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Pink Lady or Honey Crisp apples
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (8 count) PillsburyTM Cinnamon Rolls with Icing
Whipped Cream (Optional)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tub of PillsburyTM Cinnamon Roll icing
    (included in PillsburyTM Cinnamon Roll package)
You'll need this!
Cinnamon Rolls with Icing


  • 1) Heat oven to 375°F. In medium saucepan, whisk together granulated sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk together milk and egg yolks; very slowly pour into saucepan while whisking constantly. Add maple syrup and butter and cook over medium heat, whisking frequently, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Cook and whisk an additional 1 minute. Set aside and stir occasionally to prevent a skin from forming.
  • 2) Into a medium bowl, squeeze the juice from lemon. Stir in brown sugar. Cut the apple in half lengthwise; remove the core and stem. Using a mandoline slicer on the thinnest setting, slice the apples. Place immediately into the lemon juice so they don't brown.
  • 3) Lightly flour work surface. Separate cinnamon rolls and place topping-side-up in a circle with sides touching and one roll in the centre. Using a rolling pin, roll as thin as possible. If there are gaps in the dough, take dough from outer edge and press to fill. Gently lift dough into 9-inch tart pan and press up the sides. Pour the pastry cream mixture onto the dough spread to smooth.
  • 4) To make apple roses: Line up 8 to 10 apple slices overlapping into a row, going left to right. Starting from the left, start rolling the apple slices until you form an apple rose. Place the apple roses on top of the pastry cream.
  • 5) Bake for 20 to 22 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven to a cooling rack and allow to cool for at least 1 hour. Can be served at room temperature or chilled. Refrigerate leftovers.
  • 6) Serve with Whipped Cream (optional): Whip the heavy cream and 1 tbsp sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold in Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll icing.
  • Simplify: Skip making the apple roses and simply top the pastry cream with very thinly sliced apples.


Hi, I'm Sabrina and I started baking five years ago after meeting my husband, Taylor. My passion for baking stems from memories of my parents always being in the kitchen. I think food is the best way to share love with friends and family. My Apple Maple Tart made with a PillsburyTM Cinnamon Roll crust is super easy for anyone to make even though it looks complicated. It can even be prepared in advance. I guarantee it will wow whoever you serve it to!