Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

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🍏🥐 Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls 🥐🍏

A delightful fusion of cinnamon rolls and apple pie, perfect for autumn mornings and special brunches.

Ingredients:

Cinnamon Rolls:
2 packs Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls (5 count each)
Butter (for greasing muffin tin)
Apple Pie Filling:
4 large apples (2 Honeycrisp, 2 Granny Smith)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup melted butter
2 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 3 tbsp water
Streusel Topping:
5 tbsp butter (partially melted)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Cinnamon Buttery Icing:
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2-1 tsp cinnamon (based on preference)


Directions:

Preheat and Prepare:
Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
Grease each cup of a muffin tin with softened butter.
Prepare the Dough:
Press the cinnamon rolls into each muffin cup, shaping the dough up the sides to create a cavity for the filling.
Make the Apple Pie Filling:
Peel, slice, and dice the apples.
Combine with brown sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, melted butter, and cornstarch mixture.
Heat until the mixture thickens and apples soften.
Assemble the Rolls:
Distribute the apple mixture into the cavities formed by the cinnamon roll dough.
Add Streusel Topping:
Mix streusel ingredients until crumbly.
Sprinkle over the apple-filled rolls.
Bake:
Bake for 15 minutes, covering with foil for the first 5 minutes and rotating the pan halfway through.
Prepare and Apply Icing:
Whisk icing ingredients until smooth.
Drizzle over the slightly cooled rolls.
Prep Time:

Total: 1 hour
Kcal: 320 per roll
Tips:

Using a mix of Honeycrisp and Granny Smith apples provides a balance of sweetness and tartness.
Adjust the amount of milk in the icing to reach your desired consistency.
Serve warm for the best flavor and texture.
Enjoy these Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls, a cozy and delicious twist on traditional baked goods!

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