Two of our favorite baked treats are cinnamon rolls and apple pie. If you feel the same way, we have just the recipe for you – an Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls Recipe!
These rolls are so delicious and perfect as either a breakfast treat with a cup of coffee or as a dessert. The whole thing is made from scratch with a homemade dough and fresh apples.
I can’t wait to head to apple orchards in the next couple months as fall gets into full swing. We’ll have lots of fresh delicious apples to make not only this Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls recipe, but everything else apple as well!
I’m not going to lie and say this is a quick and simple recipe! There are several steps involved in making the dough, the filling and the icing – which I list as “optional” but I REALLY love my icing!
These apple pie cinnamon rolls are more than worth the effort. Once you see how good they are, you might want to start making a double batch every time you bake them!
Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
For the dough:
1 package Active Dry Yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
1/2 cup water, lukewarm
1/2 cup + 2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup milk, lukewarm
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 egg, room temperature
2 tsp salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
For the Apple Pie Filling:
5-6 Medium Apples, peeled and chopped
2 Ttbsp Lemon Juice
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Corn Starch
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
2 cups Water
4 tbsp Butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
For the Icing (Optional):
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
How to make apple pie cinnamon rolls:
In a small bowl, stir together the yeast, water and 2 tsp sugar and let it sit until it foams up, about 10 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl add the milk, melted butter, egg, sugar, and salt and mix until well combined.
Add about half of the flour and mix until smooth then mix in the yeast mixture.
Slowly add the remaining flour until combined, if using a mixer you will have to switch to using your hands or a wooden spoon.
Remove the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes.
Put dough into a greased bowl, cover with a tea towel, and set aside to allow the dough to rise, about 2 hours.
Meanwhile Toss the apples in a large bowl with lemon juice to keep them from browning and set aside.
Pour cornstarch into a large saucepan and slowly whisk in water to prevent the cornstarch from getting lumpy.
Mix in the sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt and bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
Allow to come to a hard boil, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
Add the apples and bring back to a boil then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes or until apples soften to the desired texture.
Remove from heat and set aside.
When dough has risen punch the dough down and remove from the bowl.
Roll the dough out on a well-floured surface into roughly a 16×24 inch rectangle
Spread the softened butter over the dough.
Mix the brown sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle evenly across the butter.
Spread the apple mixture over top of the the brown sugar.
Roll into a log, starting lengthwise; the log should end up approximately 24 inches long.
Slice evenly to create the seperate rolls.
Line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper and place the cinnamon rolls in the pan, making sure they are not touching.
Cover with a clean dish towel and allow the dough to double again, about 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 375?F.
Bake the rolls for about 22-25 minutes.
If a glaze is desired, mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together with a whisk.
Drizzle the glaze over top of the cinnamon rolls and serve.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 732 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 60mg Sodium: 826mg Carbohydrates: 140g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 77g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 9g
Looking for a traditional, easy cinnamon roll recipe? Check out this Quick and Easy No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls recipe.