“This came from the Yankton, South Dakota Press and Dakotan newspaper. My DD does not like cinnamon rolls (my child?) so I thought this might be more like a caramel apple and less like cinnamon. It is very caramel-like and the apples are soft and fragrant. Worth the time to make the filling. If you have a kitchen aid mixer, follow your manufacturer directions to make the dough with the mixer!”
1hr 25mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare apple filling:
  2. In medium saucepan, combine apples, flour sugar and butter.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  4. Cook 3 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to medium low and cook 10 minutes, stirring constantly until thick.
  6. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. While filling cools, prepare dough.
  9. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt.
  10. Heat 1/2 cup water with milk and butter until very warm (120-130°F).
  11. Gradually add to dry ingredients.
  12. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally.
  13. Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally.
  14. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  15. Knead dough on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, 8-10 minutes.
  16. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  17. Divide dough into 2 equal parts.
  18. Roll each part into a 12x8 inch rectangle.
  19. Spread cooled apple filling evenly over dough.
  20. Beginning at long end of each rectangle, roll up dough as tightly as you would for a jelly roll.
  21. Pinch seams to seal.
  22. Cut each roll into 12 equal pieces.
  23. Place, cut sides up, in two greased 9 inch round pans.
  24. Cover and let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  25. While dough is rising, prepare cinnamon-sugar topping.
  26. Stir together sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well blended.
  27. After dough has doubled in size, sprinkle rolls with cinnamon-sugar topping.
  28. Bake in 375°F oven for 25-30 minutes or until done,.
  29. Remove from pan, serve warm.

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