Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe by Nana PastriesCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Super delicious apple cinnamon rolls, perfect for fall.


  • Dough
  • 210g all-purpose flour (+ a little more for dusting)

  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

  • A pinch of nutmeg

  • A pinch of salt

  • 25g sugar

  • 25g light brown sugar

  • 4g instant yeast

  • 60ml milk

  • 42g unsalted butter

  • ½ tbsp vanilla

  • 60g sour cream or greek yogurt

  • 1 egg (room temperature)

  • Cinnamon Filling
  • 30g unsalted butter (room temperature)

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 ½ tbsp sugar

  • ½ tbsp ground cinnamon

  • A pinch of nutmeg

  • Apple filling
  • 2 apples (peeled and chopped)

  • 2 tbsp butter (melted)

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

  • Juice of half a lemon

  • Baking
  • ¼ cup heavy cream (optional)

  • Glaze (optional)
  • 57g cream cheese (room temperature)

  • 14g butter (room temperature)

  • ½ tbsp vanilla

  • A pinch salt

  • 1 tbsp milk

  • 90g powdered sugar


  • Dough
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer add and whisk together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, sugars and yeast.
  • In another bowl (safe for microwave) add milk, butter, vanilla and sour cream. Microwave until lukewarm and mix until butter is melted.
  • Using the dough hook on the stand mixer, Pour the wet mixture and egg into the stand mixer bowl and start mixing on low (mix until the dough comes together).
  • Transfer the dough to a large oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place (about 1-2 hours).
  • Cinnamon Filling
  • On a floured work surface roll the dough out to a rectangle and spread the butter over the dough.
  • Mix the sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg and sprinkle over the dough.
  • Apple filling
  • Mix all the apple filling ingredients and sprinkle evenly over the cinnamon filling.
  • Tightly roll the dough up and cut into 6 even pieces (You can cut it using dental floss by wrapping it around the roll and pulling or just using a sharp knife).
  • Place the cinnamon rolls in a greased 8.5×6 inch baking pan, cover (with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap) and let them rest in a warm place for about 40 minutes for a final rise.
  • Baking
  • Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
  • Right before baking the rolls pour heavy cream over them (optional) and bake for 25-28 minutes.
  • Glaze
  • In a bowl add and mix the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, salt and milk until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Glaze the apple cinnamon rolls and enjoy.

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