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Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Welcome to the realm of autumnal indulgence with my Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls. This recipe guides you through the creation of a decadent fusion—soft cinnamon-infused rolls embracing a luscious apple pie filling. Elevate your baking adventure with a journey into the heart of cozy flavours, expertly crafted for your kitchen.

Total Time
2 hours 30 min
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Ingredients for 12 Servings

  • Dough:
    240ml Warm Milk
    2 1/4 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
    3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
    85g Unsalted Butter, softened
    500g All-Purpose Flour, sifted

    Apple Filling:
    100g Brown Sugar
    100g White Sugar
    2 tablespoons Apple Pie Spice
    Apple Pie Spice:
    Start with a base blend of 3 or 4 tablespoons of cinnamon to 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of nutmeg, then build your personal apple pie spice using a combination of any of the following ground spices:
    1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice
    1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons cardamom
    1/2 to 1 teaspoon dry ground ginger
    1/2 teaspoon cloves
    1/2 teaspoon mace
    A pinch of dried lemon peel

    85g Unsalted Butter, softened
    2 Red Apples, diced
    Some breadcrumbs, if the filling should be too wet.

    40g Melted Butter
    200g Philadelphia Cream Cheese
    50g Confectionery Sugar
    2-3 tablespoons Milk
    1/2 teaspoon Ground Vanilla
    1 tablespoon Cinnamon (only if you are a cinnamon junkie, otherwise just leave it out and enjoy the frosting)
    2 tablespoons Caramel Sauce, plus extra for drizzling

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    20 min
  • Cooking Time
    25 min – 30 min

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    1. Activate the Yeast:
      In a bowl, combine warm milk, active dry yeast, and brown sugar. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until the yeast activates and becomes frothy.
    2. Prepare the Dough:
      In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast mixture, softened butter, and sifted flour. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it, and let it rise for about 1-1.5 hours or until doubled in size.
    3. Prepare the Apple Filling:
      In a bowl, mix brown sugar, white sugar, apple pie spice, and softened butter. Fold in the diced apples and set aside.
      If it generates too much fluid, add some breadcrumbs, if you have ’em.
    4. Roll and Fill:
      Roll out the dough into a rectangle. Spread the apple filling evenly over the dough. Roll it into a log and cut into even slices.
      With a little bit of flour and a sprinkle of water, you create a “glue” to close the rolled dough. Spread your “glue” along the edge of the dough to firmly seal it up.
    5. Arrange and Rise:
      Use a tread to cut the rolls, so they will not get “squished”. Slide the thread under the roll, cross the ends of the thread over the roll and pull slowly in opposite direction to “cut” the roll in to approximatively 2cm slices.
      Place the slices in a greased (I use butter) baking dish. Cover and let them rise for another 30 minutes.
    6. Preheat the Oven:
      Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Top and bottom heat.
    7. Bake:
      Bake the apple pie cinnamon rolls in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
    8. Prepare the Frosting:
      In a bowl, mix melted butter, Philadelphia cream cheese, confectionery sugar, milk, ground vanilla, cinnamon, and caramel sauce until smooth.
    9. Frost and Drizzle:
      Once the apple pie cinnamon rolls have cooled slightly, spread the frosting over them and drizzle with extra caramel sauce.
    10. Serve and Enjoy:
      Serve these delicious Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls warm and enjoy the heavenly combination of apple pie flavors and sweet, gooey cinnamon goodness.
    Pro Tips
    • Allow the dough to rise in a warm, draft-free environment for optimal fluffiness.
    • For a gooier filling, sprinkle a bit of extra cinnamon and sugar before rolling.
    • With some flour and a sprinkle of water you can create a paste that will seal your roll firmly.
    • Drizzle caramel sauce over the rolls while they’re warm for a delightful finish.
    • Experiment with apple varieties for diverse flavours try a mix of sweet and tart.
    • Serve these rolls fresh for the ultimate enjoyment; reheat briefly for next-day treats.
    • Blend your Apple Pie Spice Mixture before you start baking


Calories per Serving:
Approximately 280 calories per apple pie cinnamon roll, based on standard serving size.

Delight in the warmth and aroma of my Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls, a comforting embrace of fall flavours in every bite. Please don’t blame me if you get hooked 🤣. Perfect for cozy mornings, festive gatherings, or whenever you crave a touch of autumn sweetness.

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