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caramel apple cinnamon rolls
Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

These caramel apple cinnamon rolls are filled with cinnamon, brown sugar, granny-smith apples and drizzled with caramel for the perfect fall breakfast!

Servings: 12 Rolls
  • Dough Ingredients:
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup granuated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 envelope rapid rise or instant yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
  • 1 large egg
  • Caramel Filling
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 medium granny smith apples, finely chopped
  • caramel sauce
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the milk, water and butter. Heat on high for 1 minute, remove and stir. Heat for 30 seconds and stir until butter is completely melted.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer with a dough hook attachment, add 3 cups of flour, sugar, salt and the yeast. Add the warm milk mixture and the egg. Beat on medium-low speed to combine. Slowly add the remaining 1/2 cup of flour until the dough no longer sticks to the sides. Add more as needed. Continue running the dough for another 5 minutes on the medium-low setting. Remove dough from hook and cover dough with plastic wrap. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes.

  3. While the dough rests, make the cinnamon brown sugar filling and chop your apples. In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, cinnamon and ground nutmeg until combined.

  4. When the dough is ready, place it on a lightly floured work surface. With a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough into a 14x10 inch rectangle.

  5. Using a small spatula, spread the softened butter out evenly over the entire surface of the dough. Sprinkle evenly with the cinnamon brown sugar mixture. Top with apples and drizzle about 1/2 cup caramel sauce over top.

  6. Roll up the dough tightly, cut into 12 even pieces and place in a lightly greased 13x9 pan.

  7. Loosely cover the rolls with a towel and allow them to rise for 45 minutes. Or you can place them in the fridge overnight.

  8. When the dough has risen, bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Drizzle with caramel sauce and serve warm.