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Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

A tempting combination of silky caramel and tart apples, all rolled up in a flaky and delicate cinnamon roll guaranteed to make any breakfast amazing.
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Cinnamon, Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls, Cinnamon Buns, Cinnamon Rolls
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 473kcal



  • 2 1/2 - 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons Instant Yeast (equivalent to 1 packet)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 1 Egg (lightly beaten)


  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Cinnamon (or to taste)
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 Large Apple (peeled, cored, and diced)

Caramel Sauce

  • 11 Ounces Caramel Squares
  • ½ Cup Heavy Cream



  • Mix 2 1/2 cups of flour, sugar, salt, and yeast until well combined. Set aside.
  • Heat water, milk, and butter to about 115 degrees. Then add the mixture to the dry ingredients, and add an egg.
  • Using a dough hook on a stand mixer, mix on a low setting. Add remaining flour a Tablespoon at a time to form a smooth dough. Continue to mix for 5-6 minutes.
  • The dough will become smooth and elastic while completely pulling away from the sides of the bowl. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface, and use a rolling pin to roll into a rectangular shape.


  • In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • Spread the softened butter on the rectangle of dough. Then, sprinkle evenly with cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar mixture. Add the apples next.
  • Beginning with the long side of the rectangle, tightly roll the dough, so the cinnamon and sugar are on the inside. Cut the rolled dough into 10-12 even pieces.
  • Place the cut dough into a greased 9 x 13-inch rectangle pan, and cover with a clean kitchen towle. Place rolls in a warm, draft-free place and allow to rise until doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • After the rolls have doubled in size, bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely before adding the caramel sauce.

Caramel Sauce

  • In medium sauce pan on low heat melt caramel and heavy cream together until smooth and fully incorporated. (Make sure the pan you use has tall sides. The caramel expands and can boil over.) Pour the caramel sauce over cooled cinnamon rolls.
  • Finally, store cinnamon rolls in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.


The calorie count listed is an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one (1) caramel apple cinnamon roll drizzled with around two (2) tablespoons of caramel sauce. Actual calories will vary.


Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg
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