The perfect fall dessert! An apple and pecan filled cinnamon roll is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Follow my recipe for your very own homemade apple cinnamon rolls.
Prep: 1 hr 20 mins
Cook: 25 mins
1In a large bowl, combine yeast and warm water. Set aside for five minutes.
2Add in melted butter, milk, sugar, salt, egg and mix well with a wooden spoon.
3Add in the flour and mix until a dough forms.
4Knead for five minutes and place into a greased bowl. Cover with a towel and allow dough to rise for 45 minutes.
5While dough is rising, saute diced granny smith apples with 2 tablespoons butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and brown sugar. Cook for 5-7 minutes until apples are softened but not mushy. Set aside to cool.
6Turn dough out onto a well floured surface and roll out using a rolling pin into a rectangle shape that is about 15 by 9 inches.
7Brush dough with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
8Spoon apples evenly over the dough, spreading to the edges. Sprinkle with pecans.
9Carefully roll the dough into a spiral.
10Use a very sharp knife to cut the cinnamon rolls into 2 inch sections.
11Spray a 9x13 dish with cooking spray.
12Place cinnamon rolls in baking dish and allow to rise.
13Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
14Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
15Make glaze by mixing together powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.
16Allow cinnamon rolls to cool and drizzle the glaze atop.
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 warm milk
1/3 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 cups finely chopped, peeled, cored Granny Smith apples