Apple Cinnamon Rolls

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  • Easy apple cinnamon rolls recipe - get the secret to the lightest, fluffiest, better-than-the-bakery cinnamon rolls with creamy icing.

    ‘Tis the season for apples. They’re practically falling off the trees. Okay, at our house they did and I have no idea why. One day we looked out and saw an abundance and anxiously waited for them to be ready, 2 days later, not.one.apple. I’m assuming they fell and the deer collected the goods, but that explantation didn’t cut it for the girls, so apple picking we go! This time of year, I like to incorporate apples into a lot of my cooking and baking – apple bread, apple soup, apple pizza, apple ravioli and guess what, apple cinnamon rolls. If you’ve been around for a long time, you may recall that I shared a recipe for apple cinnamon rolls a few years ago. I’m not sure why I ever thought it was acceptable to share the photos I did, but looking back, I was mortified. It’s clear that between the time I shared it and now that my photography has improved. Whew! Also, rather than using frozen dinner rolls, I now make it from scratch – in almost the same amount of time and without having to think ahead the night before.

    Easy apple cinnamon rolls recipe - get the secret to the lightest, fluffiest, better-than-the-bakery cinnamon rolls with creamy icing.

    This apple cinnamon rolls recipe is a little twist on my better than the bakery cinnamon rolls. A touch more cinnamon, a basic glaze and of course, diced apples! It’s so easy and really feels special. Whether you have them for breakfast, dessert or deliver them to friends, they’re sure to bring a lot of smiles!

    Easy apple cinnamon rolls recipe - get the secret to the lightest, fluffiest, better-than-the-bakery cinnamon rolls with creamy icing.

    Easy apple cinnamon rolls recipe - get the secret to the lightest, fluffiest, better-than-the-bakery cinnamon rolls with creamy icing.

    Easy apple cinnamon rolls recipe - get the secret to the lightest, fluffiest, better-than-the-bakery cinnamon rolls with creamy icing.

    The secret to these light, fluffy and moist rolls? Heavy cream, of course!

    Easy apple cinnamon rolls recipe - get the secret to the lightest, fluffiest, better-than-the-bakery cinnamon rolls with creamy icing.

    Easy apple cinnamon rolls recipe - get the secret to the lightest, fluffiest, better-than-the-bakery cinnamon rolls with creamy icing.

    Apple Cinnamon Rolls

    Ingredients

    • ¾ c milk
    • c butter
    • c flour
    • ¼ c sugar
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 1 package active quick rise yeast
    • 1 egg
    • 4 Tbsp butter melted
    • 1/4 c brown sugar
    • ¾ c brown sugar packed
    • 3 Tbsp cinnamon
    • ¼ c heavy cream
    • 1 apple peeled & chopped
    • GLAZE
    • 4 Tbsp butter
    • 2 c powdered sugar
    • 2 tsp vanilla
    • 1/4 c + 1 Tbsp heavy cream {5 Tbsp}

    Instructions

    1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add milk & butter. Stir until melted & remove from heat.
    2. In a mixing bowl, combine 2¼ c flour, sugar, and salt. Add yeast & lukewarm milk mixture. Combine. Add egg.
    3. Using the dough hook attachment on your mixer, knead while gradually adding in up to 1 c flour until the dough forms a ball & pulls aways from the edges of the bowl. You can also knead by hand.
    4. Let dough rest for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    5. On a floured surface, roll out dough into a rectangle. Spread melted butter on top. Sprinkle cinnamon, sugars and apples on top. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut 10 strips. Roll & place in a baking dish or cast iron skillet.
    6. OPTIONAL for extra large rolls {not shown} cover with a damp towel, turn oven off and allow to rise 25 minutes. Remove from oven, preheat again to 350 degrees. Otherwise you can bake immediately.
    7. Cover rolls in heavy cream. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until slightly golden.
    8. Combine until smooth. Pour over hot cinnamon rolls to serve.

    Easy apple cinnamon rolls recipe - get the secret to the lightest, fluffiest, better-than-the-bakery cinnamon rolls with creamy icing.

     

    So, if you know what’s wrong with our apple trees or try this recipe, I’d love to know! Be sure to leave me a comment below. And as a side note, if you have a space in your home that’s in need of a makeover, be sure to submit an application asap here!

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