Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Are you ready to fill your home with the warm, inviting scents of fall? Then let’s dive into the world of baking and create some delicious Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls from scratch. This recipe combines the comforting flavors of a classic apple pie with the sweet, indulgent swirls of cinnamon rolls. It’s the perfect marriage of two beloved desserts, making it an ultimate fall treat.

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Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

The ingredients required for this delightful treat are simple pantry items that, when combined, create a symphony of flavors. The tartness of the apples, the sweetness of brown sugar, the warmth of cinnamon, and the buttery soft dough all work together to make these rolls incredibly delicious.

Ingredients For Apple Filled Cinnamon Rolls:


  • Flour
  • Active Dry Yeast
  • Milk
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Eggs, room temperature


  • Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Flour
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Apple Pie Filling


  • Cream Cheese, softened
  • Unsalted Butter, softened
  • Vanilla
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Milk

How To Make  Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls?

Making Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls is moderately easy and takes about 2 hours, including proofing time. But trust me, the end result is worth every minute spent!

Dough Preparation

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 ½ cups flour and yeast. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the milk, ⅓ cup butter, sugar, and salt until 120 degrees F. Remove from heat and stir until the butter is melted. Add to the flour and yeast.
  3. Mix on low, using a regular paddle, adding the eggs one at a time.
  4. Change the mixer attachment to the dough hook. Beat the dough at low, adding the remaining flour a little at a time. Increase speed to medium until a soft dough forms, approximately 3 minutes.
  5. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, turning once to coat both sides. Cover with a clean dish towel.
  6. Allow the dough to rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 ½ hours.
  7. Punch the dough down and turn out onto a floured surface. Cover and allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. Roll the dough into a rectangle, approximately 20 inches by 10 inches. Spread evenly with the butter, leaving a 1-inch space on one long edge without butter.

Apple Cinnamon Rolls Preparation

  1. Mix the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Spread it evenly over the buttered dough, leaving the edge bare.
  2. Over the brown sugar, place the apple pie filling into rows (making it easier to roll up the dough.)
  3. Starting on the long side, roll the dough up, tucking the apple pie filling into each layer. Work the dough tightly but without pulling the dough too much. Seal the long edge by pinching it shut.
  4. Cut the dough into 12 even slices by cutting the dough in half, cutting those halves in half and then the quarters into three slices each.
  5. Place each roll in a 9×13 casserole dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place for about 40 minutes or until doubled.
  6. TIP: Before allowing the final rise, rolls may be tightly covered and placed in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Remove from the refrigerator and allow to rise before baking.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. While the rolls bake, combine the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla, stirring until well blended. Stir in the powdered sugar and then add the milk a little at a time until reaching the desired consistency.
  9. Remove rolls from the oven and spread or drizzle with icing.

What Do You Store Cinnamon Rolls In?

To keep your cinnamon rolls tasty and fresh, store them in an airtight container or tightly wrap them with plastic wrap on a plate. Whether you leave them at room temperature or in the fridge, this trick will keep them moist and delicious, just like when they first came out of the oven.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls:

How Long Will Cinnamon Rolls Last?

Cinnamon rolls are awesome because they last a while. Keep them out for 2 days, pop ’em in the fridge for a week, or freeze them for up to 2 months. Just make sure to store them right!


Tips and Tricks:

  • Be patient when handling the dough. Over-kneading can lead to tough rolls.
  • Use a sharp, serrated knife or unflavored dental floss for cutting the rolls. This ensures clean, even slices.
  • Granny Smith apples work best for this recipe due to their tart flavor and firm texture, balancing the sweetness of the rolls.

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Variations and Bonuses:

  • Drizzle a simple powdered sugar glaze (powdered sugar mixed with a bit of milk) over the warm rolls for an extra touch of sweetness.
  • Sprinkle chopped pecans or walnuts in the filling for a delightful crunch.
  • For an extra pop of flavor, add a pinch of nutmeg or cloves to the apple filling.

There you have it! A step-by-step guide to creating mouth-watering Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls.

So put on your apron, gather your ingredients, and let’s welcome fall with open arms and warm, delicious bakes!


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