These Easy Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls only require one rise and can be made in roughly an hour and are perfect for the beginner baker. The rolls are filled with a homemade apple pie filling and topped with a vanilla icing. Each roll is ultra soft with the most delicious swirl. These rolls freeze well, too.
I can’t think of a better fall bake than cinnamon rolls stuffed with apples. Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite treats. It’s not something that I crave every day, but having a cinnamon roll every once in a while is a special, sweet treat.
Growing up, my family would always have a big Sunday brunch after church. Often times our brunch ended with dessert – either doughnuts or cinnamon rolls. The once a week indulgent sweet treat was something I always enjoyed.
These apple pie cinnamon rolls are easy to make. They only require one rise time, then are stuffed with a brown sugar cinnamon mixture and apple pie filling. The rolls are melt in your mouth delicious, and I’m telling you, you need to make these! So, let’s get baking.
Here’s what you need to know…
These rolls require one rise time, that’s it! Why? The rolls rise a bit longer during the first rise, allowing them time to develop the necessary gluten structure, texture and flavor. You may be wondering why a second rise is necessary in the first place. A second rise typically allows for the dough to develop extra flavor.
You’ll knead the dough for 10 minutes, a couple minutes longer than usual. This will allow for extra gluten development in the dough. After kneading the dough, you’ll let the dough rise for 40 minutes. While the dough rises, you’ll make the apple pie filling.
Once the dough is done rising, you’ll roll the dough into a 12×18 inch rectangle, then spread the butter, brown sugar/cinnamon mixture, and cooled apple pie filling over dough. Roll the dough into a cylinder, then cut the rolls, using a serrated knife. Cut 9 rolls, then place in a lightly greased 8×8 pan.
The rolls are ready to bake at this point. They should look puffy and fill out the 8×8 pan. Bake in preheated oven for 22-26 minutes, or until golden brown. Spread icing over the rolls once they’ve cooled a few minutes. The icing will harden as it sits.
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