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Apple Cinnamon Rolls

  • Prep Time
    20 minutes
  • Cook Time
    25-30 minutes
  • Serving

Soft, fluffy sweet dough rolled with homemade apple butter and cinnamon.


Sweet Dough

Apple Cinnamon Filling


    Step 1

    To make the dough, melt the butter first. Then add to this the milk and dried yeast. Whisk and leave to one side while you weigh up the rest.

    Step 2

    In a large mixing bowl, add the flour and sugar. Pour in the yeast butter liquid and mix thoroughly till a dough forms.

    Step 3

    If making by hand, knead for another 3-4 minutes. If using a stand mixer, mix on medium for 3-4 minutes with a dough hook.

    Step 4

    Grease the mixing bowl lightly and place the dough inside and wrap well with cling film. Chill in the fridge overnight or at least for 4 hours.

    Step 5

    Peel, core and chop a cooking apple. Place this in a small saucepan along with the caster sugar and cinnamon.

    Step 6

    Cook on a medium-low heat for 20-30 minutes stirring often until the apple has totally cooked and broken down. It should resemble the consistency of a thick jam when removed from the heat. Allow to cool.

    Step 7

    When the dough has rested enough and doubled in size, remove from the fridge. Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Dust the dough lightly with flour and roll out to a rectangle.

    Step 8

    Mix together the cooked apple, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon to make the filling. Spread this evenly onto the dough.

    Step 9

    Begin to roll up the dough, starting at the longest side. When the dough has been rolled, cut into 6 pieces and place cut side up into a greased and/or lined baking dish/tray. Make egg wash by whisking together an egg and a tablespoon of milk. Lightly brush the tops of the apple cinnamon rolls with the egg wash.

    Step 10

    Cover loosely with a tea towel and leave in a warm place to rise for 40-60 minutes. Preheat the oven to 170°c (340°f) or 160°c (320°f) if fan assisted.

    Step 11

    When the apple cinnamon rolls have risen by about 1/3, place them into the hot oven and cook for 25-30 minutes until they are an even golden brown on top. You may need to turn them around halfway through baking for even cooking.

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