Walking our dog Chester on our street has given us the opportunity to befriend a lot of our neighbors. One in particular loves chatting with us all the time, and was generous enough to give us a bunch of apples from his apple tree. We thought it would be fun to make a dessert with it, so we came across a recipe for Apple Cinnamon Rolls. It’s quite a lot of work to do everything from scratch, but we had all the ingredients at home, so we gave it a shot.
I love the colors of these apples! And I love it more because they were free.
Combine 2 cups of flour along with sugar, instant yeast and salt. Then add melted butter, warm milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix together using an electric mixer.
Continue combining more flour until a soft dough forms that leaves the sides of the mixing bowl. Knead the dough for another 10 minutes, cover, and leave to rest and rise for about an hour.
Meanwhile, combine 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and 2 tsp cinnamon. Then add chopped apple pieces to the mixture.
When the dough is ready, roll it out and spread the cinnamon mixture on top. Then, roll the dough into a log and pinch the dough together to seal at the end of the roll.
Cut the roll into equal pieces and place in the bottom of a greased 9x13 baking pan. Cover the pan with a clean towel and allow the rolls to rise until at least doubled in size, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. You can also let them rise overnight in the fridge.
After baking in a 350-degree oven for 30-35 minutes, the rolls should come out golden brown.
Frost with some vanilla glaze and enjoy!
To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Apple Cinnamon Rolls