Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

 

I had so much fun making these delicious homemade Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls. They're perfect for fall and holiday baking!

Yield: makes 12 cinnamon rolls

 

Things you'll need

Dough
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 envelopes Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 2 eggs

Filling

  • 2/3 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 5 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 1 apple (Granny Smith), to dice

Topping

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
Equipment
  • 9x13 baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Pastry brush
  • Plastic wrap
  • Chopping block
  • Knife

Let's get started!

Make the dough

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line and grease the baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together 3 cups of flour, sugar, Fleischmann’s® yeast and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, add the milk and butter. Heat until very warm, about 120°F-130°F.
  4. Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well with a spatula.
  5. Add the eggs and 2 cups of flour and mix again.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for about 5 minutes or until smooth.
  7. Place the dough back in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

Prepare the filling

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  2. Peel and dice 1 cup of apples.

Make the Cinnamon Rolls

  1. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to a 14”x 20” rectangle about ¼” thick.
  2. Use the pastry brush to cover the dough with the softened butter.
  3. Sprinkle the filling evenly making sure all areas are covered.
  4. Sprinkle the diced apples on top.
  5. Roll up the dough jellyroll style and cut 12 rolls that are 1 ½” thick.
  6. Place the rolls in the prepared pan. Cover and let it rise for 30 minutes.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.

Make the topping

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter on medium heat.
  2. Add the brown sugar and heavy cream. Whisk constantly until dissolved
  3. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Pour the sauce over the cinnamon rolls.

 

 

 

Written By Rosanna Pansino

Rosanna Pansino Merch