Cinnamon sweet, apple butter dough filled with local apples, more cinnamon, and brown sugar. Baked until tender and golden. Topped with an creamy apple cider icing. Sinful!
3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup apple butter
1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup butter, softened, divided
2 cups finely chopped peeled apples
1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
3 tsp. ground cinnamon
Icing (see recipe below)
In a large bowl, combine 2-1/4 cups flour, sugar, yeast, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside. Heat the milk, apple butter and 1/4 cup butter to 120 degrees in a small saucepan. Add to dry ingredients; mix just until moistened. Add egg and beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. (The dough will be very sticky). Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5-7 minutes. Cover dough and let it sit for 10 minutes. Roll dough into a 15-inch x 10-inch rectangle. Spread remaining butter to within 1/2 in. of edges. Mix the apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Pinch the seam to seal. Cut rolled dough into 12 slices. Place cut side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free location for 30 minutes. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool 10 minutes. Drizzle warm rolls with icing. Makes 12 rolls.
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbs. Apple Cider
1 tsp. vanilla extract
dash of cinnamon
Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over warm Apple-Cinnamon Rolls.
Note: This would be delicious with walnuts or pecans added! A caramel glaze would also be incredible!