Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Joanne Hendriksen

By
@Elizabeth33

This recipe from my friend Jackie Bruchez. A wife and mother of three living in Solana Beach, Calif. She is the author of the food blog The Seaside Baker, which focuses on delicious baked desserts and the occasional savory dish. She loves to travel and is currently working on a cookbook featuring West Coast farmers and cuisine.You can’t go wrong when you combine the two best meals of the day: Breakfast and dessert! Tender sautéed apples are rolled into a flaky, sweet dough and topped with a decadent caramel glaze. Get the recipe and tasty topping suggestions and treat yourself!


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Rating:

Serves:

3

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

saute'ed cinnamon apple filling
4
granny smith apples, peeled and chopped into small pieces
3 Tbsp
butter
1/2 c
brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp
cinnamon

ROLL DOUGH

1 c
buttermilk
1/4 c
coconut, vegetable or canola oil
3-3 1/2 c
all-purpose flour plus more for rolling
1/4 c
granulated sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
2 1/4 tsp
instant yeast
1
egg

CARAMEL GLAZE

20
caramels, unwrapped
1/4 c
cream
4 Tbsp
butter
1/4 tsp
sea salt
2 c
confectioners' sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING
On medium heat, melt butter in a large frying pan
2
Once butter is melted add apples, brown sugar and cinnamon and cook on medium heat for five minutes, stirring regularly
3
Remove from heat and set aside to cool while making dough
4
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ROLLS...

Preheat oven to 400 F.
5
In a microwave safe dish, heat buttermilk for 30 seconds. You want it to be warm, but not hot
6
Once buttermilk is warm, add oil and stir to combine
7
In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt
In a large bowl, mix buttermilk, oil and yeast with a spoon. Allow to rest for 5 minutes
8
Add 3 cups of flour mixture and egg to the bowl and knead until combined. If dough is still sticky after all the flour has been kneaded in, add remaining 1/2 cup of flour and knead until the dough it soft and no longer sticking to the sides
9
On a lightly-floured surface, roll dough out into a large rectangle approximately 1/2 inch thick.
Evenly spread dough with the sautéed apple filling mixture
10
Beginning with the long side closest to you, tightly roll dough to opposite side, pinching the seam together at the end.
11
Cut rolls into 12 even pieces and place in a greased 9-by-13 inch pan
Cover pan with a warm damp cloth and allow rise for about 25 minutes in a dark, warm place
12
Once rolls have risen, bake at 400 F for 15 minutes, or until slightly browned.
While rolls are baking, prepare your caramel glaze:
13
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CARAMEL GLAZE:

In a medium saucepan, melt caramel, cream and butter. Once melted, remove from heat and add confectioners’ sugar and sea salt. Whisk until smooth
14
When rolls are done baking, remove from oven, cool for 5 minutes, and pour glaze
Allow glaze to set for 15 minutes before serving.
15
TOPPING SUGGESTIONS:

After you glaze the rolls, make them extra decadent with:

• Crushed pecans
• Chopped almonds
• Diced bacon
• Caramel sauce
• Frosting
• Raisins
• Maple syrup

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Wheat Free
Other Tag: For Kids