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Caramel Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

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Caramel Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls —soft sweet roll dough stuffed with apple pie filling topped with cinnamon caramel frosting.

caramel apple pie cinnamon rolls with caramel icing

These caramel apple pie cinnamon rolls are simply amazing! From the perfect texture of the dough to the lusciousness of the caramel frosting you cannot miss with this recipe. These sweet rolls are really easy to make and perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

Caramel apple pie cinnamon rolls Ingredients

apple pie filling and caramel sauce

Sweet roll dough– This recipe calls for a half recipe for Homemade Sweet Roll Dough. Follow the link for the recipe or use another store-bought yeast dough like crescent roll dough as a substitute.
Apple pie filling- I use canned apple pie filling. You can use any brand that you prefer as long as it’s at least 8 ounces or about 1-2 cups chopped.
Caramel sauce– Again, you may purchase the caramel sauce as a time saver but I recommend trying my Easy Caramel Sauce.
Butter
Brown sugar
Cinnamon
Salt

Quick tips for handling fruit pie filled sweet roll dough

a single caramel apple pie cinnamon rolls with caramel icing on a plate close up

Before we get started with making the rolls I wanted to share a few pro tips that I think will help to make all kinds of sweet rolls.

  • Use a pastry scraper– The dough and your hands will become slippery from the sauce around the fruit pieces. The pastry scraper will help to lift the dough from the work surface to avoid tearing or overstretching it. Run the pastry scraper underneath the dough and lift it forward in the opposite direction.
  • Chill the dough– Filling sweet roll dough with moist or larger pieces of toppings can be difficult to roll. Wetter ingredients plus warmth from your hands will soften the dough. I suggest rolling and chilling the dough after the first rise for at least 30 minutes. You can definitely use the dough right away but for ease of use, chill it first.
  • Oil or butter the rolling surface– Don’t add extra flour to the dough. It should be tacky/sticky but still hold together. A little butter on your hands and the kneading/rolling station will make working with the dough easier.
  • Roll the dough tightly-This will ensure that the rolls keep their shape during and after baking.

How to make caramel apple cinnamon rolls

spreading caramel sauce over apples

Once you’ve made the dough, let it rise in a warm place according to the recipe instructions. Then prepare the apples by chopping them into 1/2 inch pieces if needed.
Roll out the dough into a rectangle then pop it into the fridge for 30 minutes.

sweet roll dough rolled with apple pie filling

After 30 minutes, spread the softened butter over the dough then sprinkle the brown sugar-cinnamon mixture over the butter. Next, spread an even layer of apple pie filling followed by a drizzle of caramel sauce.

a jar of caramel sauce with sweet rolls

Roll the dough into a log shape by the smallest width. Cut the dough into even slices.

apple pie sweet rolls

Bake the rolls in a 375 -degree preheated oven for 25-27 minutes.

spreading caramel icing on apple pie sweet rolls

In the meantime, make the icing by combining butter, cinnamon, caramel sauce, and powdered sugar. Once the rolls have cooled slightly after baking, spread on the caramel icing.

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apple pie sweet rolls
5 from 6 votes

Caramel Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

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Caramel Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls—soft sweet roll dough stuffed with apple pie filling topped with cinnamon caramel frosting.
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 recipe sweet roll dough
  • 15 oz apple pie filling chopped
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tbsp caramel sauce
  • 1/3 c light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c caramel sauce
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tbsp milk more if needed
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a bowl, beat 4 tablespoons of softened butter, cinnamon, and caramel sauce. Beat in the powdered sugar and milk until creamy. Refrigerate until ready for use.
  • Preheat the oven to 375. Roll out the sweet roll dough into an 8×16” rectangle and spread 4 tablespoons of butter over the dough. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon then sprinkle evenly over the buttered dough.
  • Spread the chopped apple pie filling over the cinnamon sugar; follow by drizzling 2-3 tablespoons of caramel sauce. Tightly roll the dough pinching the seam to close. Using a sharp knife cut even slices of dough. Layer them in a 9×11 baking dish about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch apart. Bake them for 25 -27 minutes.
  • Bring the caramel frosting to room temp. Remove the rolls from the oven to cool for 5-10 minutes. Spread the icing while they’re warm and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pie, caramel, cinnamon rolls, sweet rolls
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Ty

9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Oooohhhhhh! Those look like a gooey mess, which is just the way an apple stuffed cinnamon roll should look! I grew up with cinnamon rolls that had no frosting, but this kind is the kind you’d eat with a fork. Delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    This is perfect for the season, who can resist caramel apple pie cinnamon. Apple pie is my favorite. Instead making a big pie and eating it I like this individual serving type.

  3. 5 stars
    I make a few different kinds of rolls – cinnamon fig and chocolate nutella are faves around here. But I definitely need to try caramel apple pie. These look next level Ty! Can’t wait to try them!

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