Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Pie all rolled up into a fluffy, soft, doughy, roll bursting with buttery cinnamon flavor, and smeared with a cream cheese glaze! These Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls will not disappoint!

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls | Fabtastic Eats Hii!! How are you loving this apple party so far?! YUM right?! And we’re not even halfway through yet! Tomorrow we have a cocktail…boo yah! But let’s not talk about tomorrow until we enjoy today!

Today we have cinnamon rolls, Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls! Fresh apples and loads of cinnamon and brown sugar, rolled up into sweet little wheels of perfection, then topped with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting! Buttery, fluffy, soft dough bursting with loads of cinnamon!

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls | Fabtastic EatsSide note, do you go through an obnoxious amount of cinnamon this time of year? I buy it in bulk and keep refilling my little spice canister, but I’m still flyiiiing through it! Is there a better spice? Maybe, but not at this very moment..loving it!

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls | Fabtastic Eats So these rolls, made pretty much the same way as normal cinnamon rolls but with some added cooked apples and cinnamon chips. (more cinnamon!!) They’re time consuming, yes, but easy as can be. Plus the steps are broken up, so you have time in between to get other things done, like make this ice cream! fav!! 😉

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls | Fabtastic Eats These rolls make an excellent snack, breakfast, dessert…however and whenever you want to enjoy them! Bring them to your new neighbors! (One of our neighbors brought us homemade cinnamon rolls when we moved in, and it was honest to goodness one of the best gifts! They’ll be so happy!)

I don’t care who you make them for, just do it! Enjoy!

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls | Fabtastic Eats

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours

Yield: 10-12 Rolls

Apple Pie all rolled up into a fluffy, soft, doughy, roll bursting with buttery cinnamon flavor, and smeared with a cream cheese glaze! These Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls will not disappoint!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3/4 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup hot milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • Filling
  • 5 Tablespoons softened butter, divided
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped, peeled, apples (I used 3 fancy and one golden delicious)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons apple pie spice
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon chips
  • Glaze
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (I used whipped cream cheese, because it's so smooth and airy, but any kind will do!)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the yeast, warm water, and 3/4 teaspoon of sugar, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the hot milk, sugar, egg, butter, and salt. Add 2 cups of the flour and mix until smooth. Stir in the yeast mixture, then add in the remaining flour. Knead dough for 5-10 minutes, on either a lightly floured surface or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook.
  3. Place the dough in a well greased bowl, cover, and let rise until it doubles in size, about 1-1 1/2 hours.
  4. When the dough is almost done rising, heat 1 Tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium- low heat. Add the diced apples and toss around for 2-3 minutes, then add the apple pie spice. Cook for an additional ten minutes or so until the apples are slightly softened. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. When dough is doubled in size, punch it down and roll it out onto a lightly floured surface. Shape the dough into a rectangle, until it is about 1/4" thick, around 16 inch by 10 inches.
  6. Rub the remaining 4TB of softened butter over the entire surface of the dough.
  7. Mix together the cinnamon and brown sugar and sprinkle it evenly over the buttered dough.
  8. Spread the diced apples out over the top, leaving about 1/2-inch around the edges. Sprinkle with cinnamon chips.
  9. Coat the bottom of your baking pan with butter.
  10. Beginning with the 16-inch side, slowly roll up dough and pinch the edges together to seal. Slice into about 10 circles, approximately 1/2-1-inch thick. Place the rolls about 1/4-1/2" apart in the pan, cover, and rise until dough is doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  11. Preheat oven to 350° and bake for 15-17 minutes until dough is golden brown and cooked through. Test with a toothpick if you're unsure.
  12. To make the glaze, mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, and cinnamon. When the rolls have cooled a bit, spread over the top. Enjoy!

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