Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 25 mins

This came from the Yankton, South Dakota Press and Dakotan newspaper. My DD does not like cinnamon rolls (my child?) so I thought this might be more like a caramel apple and less like cinnamon. It is very caramel-like and the apples are soft and fragrant. Worth the time to make the filling. If you have a kitchen aid mixer, follow your manufacturer directions to make the dough with the mixer!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare apple filling:.
  2. In medium saucepan, combine apples, flour sugar and butter.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  4. Cook 3 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to medium low and cook 10 minutes, stirring constantly until thick.
  6. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. While filling cools, prepare dough.
  9. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt.
  10. Heat 1/2 cup water with milk and butter until very warm (120-130°F).
  11. Gradually add to dry ingredients.
  12. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally.
  13. Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally.
  14. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  15. Knead dough on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, 8-10 minutes.
  16. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  17. Divide dough into 2 equal parts.
  18. Roll each part into a 12x8 inch rectangle.
  19. Spread cooled apple filling evenly over dough.
  20. Beginning at long end of each rectangle, roll up dough as tightly as you would for a jelly roll.
  21. Pinch seams to seal.
  22. Cut each roll into 12 equal pieces.
  23. Place, cut sides up, in two greased 9 inch round pans.
  24. Cover and let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  25. While dough is rising, prepare cinnamon-sugar topping.
  26. Stir together sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well blended.
  27. After dough has doubled in size, sprinkle rolls with cinnamon-sugar topping.
  28. Bake in 375°F oven for 25-30 minutes or until done,.
  29. Remove from pan, serve warm.
Most Helpful

Great recipe. I got about 24 2" rolls. I would probably recommend making more filling next time, although for health reasons that's probably not best lol! I ran out of regular flour, so made mostly whole wheat and it actually tasted fine. Will defiantly make again

djafishfria June 12, 2008

These came out wonderfully! Don't think I'll ever make them without apple again :) I used traditional icing rather than the crumbles. I would also recommend upping filling to 1 & 1/2 or doubling

kelley211 September 12, 2015

I'm truly sorry to rate these so low when other's found them wonderful but I can only comment on my experience with this recipe. Huge disappointment. I'm an experienced bread maker and these did just not turn out for me. Even though my yeast was within it's bb date, they took 3 times the recommended time to even begin to rise and I lost most of the filling when I rolled and cut these. There was no wonderful bread smell when baking and they turned out tasteless though the texture was fine. Next time I'll choose a recipe that is more familiar to me in that it has the warm liquid added to the yeast before mixing.

homemade'sworthit May 23, 2013