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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
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Servings: 10 to 12 Cinnamon Rolls
Calories: 440kcal
Author: John

Ingredients

Dough

  • 2 1/2 - 3 cups All Purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 package instant yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 Tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)

Filling

  • 5 Tablespoon softened butter
  • 4 - 5 Tablespoons cinnamon (to taste)
  • ½ Cup of white sugar
  • ½ Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 2 Large apples (peeled, cored, and diced)

Caramel Sauce

  • 1 16 ounce package of caramel squares
  • ½ Cup of heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon of butter

Instructions

Dough

  • 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.
  • Add water, milk, and butter mixture to dry ingredients and add 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.
  • Allow dough to rest for 3-5 minutes.
  • Next, use a rolling pin to roll into a rectangular shape.

Filling

  • Spread the softened butter on the rectangle of dough.
  • Sprinkle evenly with cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar.
  • Sprinkle apples evenly on dough.
  • 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.
  • Rise
  • Place rolls in a warm, draft-free place and allow to rise until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place rolls in the oven and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely before saucing.

Caramel Sauce

  • In medium sauce pan on low heat, melt butter, caramel and heat heavy cream together.
  • Pour over cooled cinnamon rolls.
  • Finally, store cinnamon rolls in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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