Most recipes for Apple Roses use commercial frozen puff pastry, but ours uses homemade dairy-free pie crust recipe that is low in sugar. You can vary the taste of the crust by adding vanilla extract to the water before mixing it into the flour, or by adding spices or more sugar to the flour.
If you are living with allergies, always check the ingredients list and call the company if you are have concerns about possible cross contamination withing their manufacturing plant. Our family has yet to find (as of 2018) a manufacturer who clearly confirms that their plant is free from possible cross contamination with our allergens. Until that day, this recipe yields a tender, flaky crust.