Caramel Apple and Cinnamon Raisin Buns

Nor Mac


This recipe has been changed to be made lower fat. I also changed up the cinnamon raisin buns. They only have 7 grams of fat each, and are 225 calories . A typical sticky bun is over 21 grams of fat and over 400 calories each. These are really delicious. Grab that cup of coffee, or Tea and dig in.


★★★★★ 2 votes

14 buns each recipe
30 Min
25 Min



  • 3 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 1 c
    skim milk divided
  • 1
  • 1 Tbsp
    softened butter

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/3 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 c
    peeled and finely chopped apple
  • 3 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    all purpose flour

  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnut's
  • 2 Tbsp
    softened butter

  • 1/2 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 c
    toasted finely chopped pecans

  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    softened butter
  • ·
    dash of milk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Caramel Apple and Cinnamon Raisin Buns


  1. Choose your filling. If making both bun recipes. Double the dough,recipe, or cut the filling recipe, and topping recipe in half. If making one flavor. Just pick the filling and match the topping with it.
  2. Dough: place 1/4 cup of the milk in a small bowl. Microwave for 13 seconds or until warm. Not hot. Mix in the yeast, and a tsp of sugar. Cover and set aside. Check after 5 minutes to make sure yeast is foamy. If not foamy. Your yeast is not good. Try again.
  3. In a large bowl combine 2 cups of the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the yeast mixture. Warm remaining milk. Add to mixture. Mix well by hand. Add the egg, and tablespoon of butter. Mix with a mixer until butter is well combined. Add the rest of the flour. knead for about 5 minutes with floured hands. Spray a bowl with oil spray. Canola or vegetable is fine. Place ball of dough in bowl. Coat ball with the spray. Cover with a plate. Put in a warm place to rise. Rise to double in size. About 1 hour.
  4. Quick rise tip: heat oven to lowest temperature possible. Turn oven off. Place covered bowl of dough in oven. Shut door. Wait about 30 minutes and check on it. Usually it is ready by then. If not wait a little longer. Same with the rolls. Use the same tecnique, and cut the rising time down.
  5. Make your filling. For caramel apple filling.: Combine all ingredients together and set aside.
    Cinnamon raisin filling: combine all ingredients except butter, and set aside.
  6. While dough is rising make caramel apple bun topping:
    Place brown sugar and butter in a sauce pan. Heat to boiling while stirring. Remove from heat. Add the corn syrup. Mix well. Pour and spread toppind on to sheet pan. Sprinkle pecans over it. Set aside. Skip this step if making cinnamon raisin topping.
  7. Place dough on floured surface. Roll out to 10 x 16 inches. For caramel apple filling. Spread over dough leaving an inch on each 16 inch side with no filling. Roll long side up as tightly as possible. Wet fingers with water. Pinch seems together at end. Slice in to 14 equal pieces with sharp knife. For cinnamon raisin filling. Spread softened butter over dough before sprinkling with filling.
  8. Heat oven to 350. Place sliced apple cinnamon buns on top of sheet pan with caramel topping. Cover and let rise about 30 minutes in warm place.
  9. For cinnamon raisin buns. Spray sheet pan with oil spray. Place buns on sheet pan and cover with Saran of towel. Let rise in a warm place.
  10. After buns rise. Place in oven and bake about 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned. For cinnamon raisin buns. Beat sugar vanilla and butter until smooth. Add milk as needed for drizzling . Drizzle over warm buns. Let set.
  11. For Caramel apple buns. Bake 20-25 minutes until browned. Remove pan from oven. Turn sheet pan over on to another sheet pan. Let sit until buns come off with topping. If any topping stays on pan. Place back in oven until softened. Spoon over buns.

Printable Recipe Card

About Caramel Apple and Cinnamon Raisin Buns

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Low Fat Soy Free
Other Tags: For Kids Healthy

Show 40 Comments & Reviews

16 Recipes That Prove Pineapple and Coconut Are a Match Made in Dessert Heaven

16 Recipes That Prove Pineapple and Coconut Are a Match Made in Dessert Heaven

Nothing like that melt-in-your-mouth flavor combo of pineapple and coconut to get your taste buds salivating! Pies, cakes, trifles, and more, you can get these magical flavors in so many delicious ways. No need to ever limit yourself (or your stomach). Scroll down to see some of our favorite dreamy pineapple and coconut dessert recipes.

16 Fresh Cucumber Recipes to Try This Summer

16 Fresh Cucumber Recipes to Try This Summer

Since cucumbers are 95% water, they help with hydration and are fantastic to add to your summer menu. They’re not just for tossing into a garden salad or slicing for a snack either. From soups to creamy and marinated salads, dips to drinks, here are 16 fresh cucumber recipes to try this summer.

12 Pulled Pork Recipes

12 Pulled Pork Recipes

Raise your hand if you love pulled pork! Smoky, sweet, and tender pork, what’s not to love?! From sandwiches to tacos to quesadillas to grilled cheese, pulled pork is a welcome addition to all of our favorites meals. No matter if you are team ketchup or team vinegar, you’ll find a homemade pulled pork recipe […]