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A pleasant surprise awaits you within these Apple Cinnamon Roll frosted with a blanket of icing.

Today’s Apple Cinnamon Rolls recipe is a family favourite during the holidays and apple season in Ontario during the Fall.

Apple Cinnamon Rolls With A Blanket Of Warm Icing
Apple Cinnamon Rolls With A Blanket Of Warm Icing

Compliments For My Apple Cinnamon Rolls

My sister-in-law said my apple cinnamon rolls are the best she has ever tasted, and she is a pretty good baker!

Compliments are always welcome when it comes to recipes that I create, and I love to share them with friends and family.

Anytime you make a recipe that talks to the people who eat, you know you’ve got a winner and these Apple Cinnamon Rolls are tops.

Even better, they are so easy to make and easy on the budget, which is essential to my family.

Origin of this Apple Cinnamon Rolls recipe

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Apple Cinnamon Roll Making Party

My apple cinnamon rolls started with a recipe I found in a library cookbook years ago and modified to suit our family tastes.

I remember making these apple cinnamon rolls the first time I had one lonely apple in the kitchen that needed to be used.

Sometimes good things come from just one inspiration, such as an apple.

Since apples and cinnamon are such a tasty pairing and quite common in many recipes, it seemed to be an easy step to add that one apple to my cinnamon rolls.

A new family recipe was born, Apple Cinnamon Rolls!

Ingredients For the Apple Cinnamon Rolls

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Easy Frosted Apple cinnamon rolls

I have to admit some of the measurements are not very exact, but I tend to be a dump cook, as in I dump in an amount and go roughly by taste.

The amount of brown sugar, Organic Ground Cinnamon and flour in the filling is an excellent example of eye-balling or add-to-taste.

The apples may need more or less brown sugar and flour, depending on the time of year.

For example, when fresh apples are fresh from the tree during the fall season, they will be sweet and juicy.

If this is the case, you will want to add less sugar but more flour to soak up all that apple juice during the baking process.

Use your judgement based on your apples and the time of year.

Enjoy Apple Cinnamon Rolls Year-Round

These apple cinnamon rolls are perfect for brunch or breakfast throughout the year.

The best part is that they are budget-friendly and far less expensive to make at home than at the bakery.

Let’s make some Apple Cinnamon Rolls!

How To Make Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Cinnamon Rolls With A Blanket Of Warm Icing
Apple Cinnamon Rolls With A Blanket Of Warm Icing

The apple cinnamon rolls can be made the night before, covered with plastic wrap and left in the fridge overnight for that second rising.

Just pull the pan out to come up to room temperature while the oven is warming up in the morning, and voila, you’ve got Apple Cinnamon Rolls permeating the house.

Everyone will be awake in an instant.

I don’t have a clear workspace in our kitchen, so I cheat when it comes to dough kneading.

I knead in the bowl using the last cup of flour to dust my hands and the dough without getting flour all over the counter.

I also lay a piece of wax paper on the counter when I roll it out for the cinnamon roll filling and rolling.

A quick wipe with a damp dishcloth, and it will stay put relatively well.

Apple Cinnamon Rolls With A Blanket Of Warm Icing
Apple Cinnamon Rolls With A Blanket Of Warm Icing

The Best Frosted Apple Cinnamon Rolls

  • Printable recipe below.
  • Recipe Type: Dessert
  • Author: Christine Weadick
  • Prep time: 4 hours
  • Cook time: 30 mins
  • Total time: 4 hours 30 mins
  • Serves: 16

Description

Wake up on Christmas morning to these gorgeous frosted Apple Cinnamon Rolls baking in your oven. Your family won’t be asleep for too much longer once the smells of apple and cinnamon swoop through the house.

Ingredients

Dough

Filling:

  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 apples, peeled and chopped relatively fine.
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp flour, depending on how juicy the apples are
  • 1-1/2 to 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Some soft butter to spread on the dough

Frosting:

Instructions For Making Apple Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Combine 2 cups of flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl.
  2. Add the milk, butter and egg. Beat hard for one minute with a wooden spoon.
  3. Gradually add the rest of the flour to a soft dough and knead for 5 minutes.
  4. Place in a greased bowl and cover. Place in a warm, draft-free spot. I use my oven with the light left on and let things rise until double. Roughly 1-1/2 hours.
  5. Tip: Mix up the filling in a bowl before you get the dough out of its nice warm spot.
  6. Punch the dough down and roll or pat it into a rectangle about 10X15 inches on the wax paper. Spread the butter over the top to the edges and sprinkle the filling over the butter.
  7. Starting at a long edge, carefully roll the dough up, using the wax paper to help roll.
  8. Gently pinch the edges together and cut the roll into 15-16 pieces.
  9. Place cut side down in a greased 9X13 pan and cover the pan with the plastic again. Let it rise 1-1/2 to 2 hours, or place it in the fridge for up to 12 hours.
  10. If it’s been in the fridge, let it warm to room temperature while the oven heats up to 350F. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until they seem cooked in the middle.
  11. Let cool a little before spreading with a glaze/frosting of 2-3 Tbsp soft butter, 1tsp vanilla, 2-3 tsp cinnamon, 1-2 cups icing sugar and enough milk to let you pour this over those warm rolls!!!
  12. We like lots of frosting on ours with lots of cinnamon, but you can adjust the amounts to suit your family and their tastes. Enjoy the warm apple cinnamon deliciousness oozing with icing!!!

View And Print The Recipe

Yield: 16

Best Frosted Apple Cinnamon Rolls

cinnamon rolls

Wake up on Christmas morning to these gorgeous frosted
Apple Cinnamon Rolls baking in your oven. Your family won’t be asleep for too much longer once the smells of apple and cinnamon swoop through the house.

Prep Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Apple Cinnamon Rolls
  • Dough
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4-1/2 tsp quick rise yeast or 2 of those little packs
  • 1cup warm milk (100-110F)
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • Filling:
  • 1-2 apples, peeled and chopped fairly fine.
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, more or less
  • 2-3 Tbsp flour, depending on how juicy the apples are
  • 1-1/2 to 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Some soft butter to spread on the dough
  • Frosting:
  • 2-3 Tbsps soft butter
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 tsps cinnamon
  • 1-2 cups icing sugar
  • enough milk to let you pour this over those warm rolls

Instructions

  1. Combine 2 cups of the flour, sugar, salt and yeast in
    a large bowl.
  2. Add the milk, butter and egg. Beat hard for one minute
    with a wooden spoon.
  3. Gradually add the rest of the flour to a soft dough
    and knead for 5 minutes.
  4. Place in a greased bowl and cover. Place in a warm,
    draft-free spot, I use my oven with the light left on and let things rise until
    double. Roughly 1-1/2 hours.
  5. Tip: Mix up the filling in a bowl just before you get
    the dough out of its nice warm spot.
  6. Punch the dough down and roll or pat it to a rectangle
    about 10X15 inches on the wax paper. Spread the butter over the top to the
    edges and sprinkle-spread the filling over the butter.
  7. Starting at a long edge carefully roll the dough up,
    using the wax paper to help roll.
  8. Gently pinch the edges together and cut the roll into
    15-16 pieces.
  9. Place cut side down in a greased 9X13 pan and cover
    the pan with the plastic again. Let it rise 1-1/2 to 2 hours or place it in the
    fridge for up to 12 hours.
  10. If it’s been in the fridge, let it warm to room
    temperature while the oven heats up to 350F. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until
    they seem cooked in the middle.
  11. Let cool a little before spreading with a
    glaze/frosting of 2-3 Tbsp soft butter, 1tsp vanilla, 2-3 tsp cinnamon, 1-2
    cups icing sugar and enough milk to let you pour this over those warm rolls!!!
  12. We like lots of frosting on ours with lots of cinnamon
    but you can adjust the amounts to suit your family and their tastes. Enjoy the
    warm apple cinnamon deliciousness oozing with icing!!!

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We like lots of frosting on our Apple Cinnamon Rolls and extra cinnamon, but you can adjust the amounts to suit your tastes.

Enjoy these warm Apple Cinnamon rolls from my family to yours.

Recipe Submitted by: Christine Weadick

(just a cool fan who loves to bake)- Mr.CBB

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