Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

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Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls are a delicious twist on the classic cinnamon roll.  Spices like cinnamon, brown sugar, and bits of apples makes this a delicious fall dessert. 

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls are a delicious twist on the classic cinnamon roll.  Spices like cinnamon, brown sugar, and bits of apples makes this a delicious fall dessert.

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

These apple pie cinnamon rolls are a delicious sweet treat.  The bread dough is so soft and filled with a delicious blend of fall type spices such as brown sugar, cinnamon and little bits of diced apples.  These apple pie cinnamon rolls can be made in less than 60 minutes which makes these a delicious dessert that can be made with less time in the kitchen!

Frosting on Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls are topped with a delicious frosting that takes these apple pie cinnamon rolls up another notch.  The frosting is made up of powdered sugar, butter and half and half but you can always use your favorite homemade cream cheese frosting.  

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls Process

How to make Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls:

  1.  First you will want to pre-bake your apple pie filling which consists of sugar, butter, diced apples and some spices.  Let is simmer until the apples are soft and the filling thickens.
  2. Layer your apple pie filling on top of your cinnamon roll dough.
  3. Roll your cinnamon dough up and cut it into 1 inch thick pieces.   I ended up with about 18 cinnamon rolls
  4. Bake for about 10-11 minutes or until the insides are finished and the cinnamon rolls are a slight golden brown. 

Diced apples in cinnamon rolls

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Author Katie
Course Dessert
Servings 18


Cinnamon Roll Dough

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, or milk mixed with 1/2 TBSP distilled vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 TBSP dry active yeast
  • 1/2 TBSP salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 6-7 cups bread flour


  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 4 cups apples, peeled and diced into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 TBSP cinnamon, separated
  • flour as needed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  • 1/4 cup butter,softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • milk or 1/2 and 1/2 until desired consistency


  • Mix together water, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter and yeast in a bowl. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
  • While yeast mixture is sitting. Cook your butter, diced apples and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Add ½ tsp cinnamon to apple mixture. Let simmer until sauce begins to thicken. Add 1 tsp flour as needed until you have a slightly thickened apple pie mixture. You don’t want it super runny or it will seep out when cutting your rolls. Filling should thicken more as it cools.
  • Add in salt, eggs and flour to the yeast mixture and mix for roughly 10 minutes. The dough should begin to pull from the bowl and be only slightly tacky. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl mix together brown sugar and remaining cinnamon. Roll dough out on to greased countertop into a 12 x 16 inch square.
  • Sprinkle with brown sugar filling and then spoon on apple pie filling. Use a small spatula or icing spreader to spread apple filling around and roll up. Cut into about 18 large rolls about 1 inch thick. 
  • Place rolls on a cookie sheet covered with a silpat or parchment paper. Let rise for 15 minutes Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes.
  • Mix together frosting and spread on warm rolls.
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  1. I cannot wait to try this. I used to make apple bread which is basically the same thing, but in a loaf. I often had mushy bread. I think this will solve the problem

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