How to Make Apple Cinnamon Rolls

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These apple cinnamon rolls are something to write home about. I look forward to making them for my gang during the fall months.

Scrumptious apple cinnamon rolls that will make you famous!

I have no idea why I only make them in the cooler months because they are seriously to die for. I guess maybe because I think of apple recipes, as Autumn food.

Silly, huh?

How to Make Apple Cinnamon Rolls


  • 1/4 c warm water
  • 3/4 c  milk 
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/4 c shortening
  • 1 t salt
  • 3 3/4 c self rising flour
  • 1 1/4 cups finely chopped apples, peeled
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 T cinnamon (I tend to put a tad more)
  • 2 T butter, softened

Powdered Sugar Icing

  • 1 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 1/4 t almond extract
  •  4 t milk


In a large mixing bowl, add milk, the 1/4 cup sugar, shortening, and salt and stir well. Add 1 1/2 cups of the flour, stir until mixture is smooth. Slowly stir in the remaining flour to form a soft dough consistency.

Knead in enough remaining flour to make a  soft dough . Shape into a ball. Place in a greased bowl, turning dough to coat all sides. Cover with a slightly damp towel, let rise in a warm place until double in size. It depends on your location, but it takes about 1 1/2 hours. Reshape dough into a ball. Cover, let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (about 30 minutes). Lightly grease a baking pan, set aside.

For the filling, stir together 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon.

On a floured surface roll out dough into about a rectangle. Spread apples over dough, but leave about 1 inch on one of the long sides of retangle. Spread butter evenly over dough. Sprinkle with the filling.

Beginning with a long side, roll dough into a spiral, make sure you pinch the edges to seal tight. Slice roll into sixteen 1-inch pieces. Place pieces in prepared baking pan. Cover loosely with clear plastic wrap so the dough can rise. Let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (40 minutes). 

Bake at 375 ° for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool about 10 minutes on a wire rack. Drizzle rolls with Powdered Sugar Icing.

Serve rolls warm.

In a separate bowl stir together powdered sugar, almond extract, and  4 t of milk to make icing drizzling consistency.

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These almost taste like an apple fritter. They are gooey and so tasty, people will be asking you for this apple cinnamon rolls recipe, so be prepared.


Which one of the 21 MUST try apple recipes will you try first this fall?

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