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apple rolls with caramel topping

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Dianne Wells
Anderson, SC

Made this recipe up and have had lots of raves when I sent them to work with my husband and when we tailgated 2 weeks ago.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These are probably the simplest cinnamon-type rolls we have ever made. This is great because they're so good, you'll find excuses to make them. The dough rises quickly, so this saves lots of time. The warm cinnamon apples in the center taste so good and fill the kitchen with an aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. On top is an easy-to-prepare caramel icing that pairs well with the apple cinnamon center.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apple rolls with caramel topping

  • 1 box
    Pillsbury hot roll mix (plus ingredients per package)
  • 2 c
    cooked apples, about 6 lg apples
  • 1 c
    + 1 Tbsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 dash
    ground cloves
  • 1 dash
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 3/4 stick
  • 1/4 c

How To Make apple rolls with caramel topping

  • Apples cooking with sugar, butter, and spices.
    Cook apples with 1 cup of sugar, butter, and spices ahead of time. Chill in the refrigerator or do this the day before.
  • Prepared hot roll mix.
    Prepare hot roll mix per package directions using 1 Tbsp sugar in the batter.
  • Dough rolled and apples spread on top.
    Follow all steps to roll out in a rectangle. Spread the apple mixture on the rectangle and roll up jelly-roll style and pinch the seam to seal.
  • Dough rolled, sliced, and placed in a baking dish.
    Cut into 3/4" slices and arrange in 13x9" baking pan and another 9x9" baking pan sprayed with cooking spray. Let rise.
  • Baking the apple rolls.
    Bake at 375 degrees for 15 min or less, just until they start to brown.
  • Caramel frosting ingredients simmering in a saucepan.
    Mix all ingredients for caramel frosting together. Let it come to a boil. Boil for about 3 min then let cool to lukewarm.
  • Pouring caramel over the apple rolls.
    Pour over apple rolls.